But art was my favourite subject in school, and I didn't think I was terrible when I was in class. I kinda want to take up art again (I've stopped for a bit, clearly), but I feel like I can't without some instruction. That's stupid, I know. There are plenty of incredible, self-taught artists. I just feel that I'm severely lacking the skill.
I think I'm going to start with drawing. If I get to feeling confident, i might start experimenting with paints again. The problem there, of course, is buying canvases etc. Also, I really, really want to try oil painting, but it scares the bejeebus out of me.
I think that maybe I will do a drawing a week in starting in October. Next pay, I think I'll head over to an art store and buy an art journal, and get all of my pencils and smudgers in line.
I'd like to involve you all, too, so I need a drawing prompt for the first week. That's where you come in. Leave a comment down below with something you think I should attempt to draw. Nothing too complicated, but do feel free to get fanciful. I'll select a prompt I like and do that drawing.
If I've selected your prompt, you get the original drawing. This may or may not be a good deal, depending on my abilities. I figured that since you're helping me out, you should get something in return. So, leave your prompts in the comments below, or tweet them at me (@smcarriere) or with #ArtPromptsForSonia. I'll choose the first one at the end of the month, and start drawing the first week of October. Who knows? Maybe it'll turn out really well. And I could use a reason to get drawing again.
Right, I'm off to do things.