Am I the only one who's thinks that phrases like these are getting worn out?
"Just a quick morning doodle"
"Quick sketch before bed"
"Drew this during lunchbreak"
Then the post is actually about an image like this:
NO. It's not just a doodle.
It's years of practice, practice and PRACTICE. A lot of love, tears time and effort.
Feels like we're shrinking ourselves and our skills when we put it that way.. Why do we do this?
Me included, I catch myself saying this sometimes too. BUT WHY?
No it's not just a doodle. Usually, I do lots of rough thumbs before even starting on a more refined sketch.
THIS is "just a fast doodle":
For me at least.
And here's that fast doodle after a few revisions and refinements:
Sorry for the rant, but seriously, does anyone agree?
Next year, I'll try not to type things like that unless I actually made a 2-second sloppy thumbnail, hehe.
Art is NOT super easy at first, and I think that revealing the actual struggle will also give others hope. Those who still may believe that it's all about talent.
Drawing is a lot about frustration, and that will never go away…
We all doubt. Even our heroes. I'll get to that in another post though….