Wednesday, March 12, 2014

If I had a Superpower

Marvel's Taskmaster, Finesse and Echo
A question every nerd, geek and fangirl/boy gets asked: "If you had a super power, what would it be?" Mine would be polymath (a person of great and varied learning) or adoptive muscle memory (being able to do something after seeing it done only once). 

I don't have much "natural" talent, but I do have a facility in understanding something that is being taught to me fairly quickly. I have a lot of patience which allows me to observe, listen and watch closely. Granted I'm no superhero so I have to copy what I want to try many times before I even get close to the level of the thing I am copying. And of course I can't do everything. As a normal human being I am very limited in my capabilities. Buuut... taken to a superhero level, well let's just say that if I were a Pokemon, I'd be Ditto.

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With my Photo realistic drawing teacher Pejman

When it comes to drawing I am in no way self-taught. For as long as I can remember I have copied techniques that I liked or found interesting from other people. So when people say that they like my work, I feel slightly like a fraud. There are so many talented people out there that draw from memory or create new things. I copy. I either copy techniques or the figures I'm trying to draw.

I recently started taking lessons in photo realistic drawing. I still have a ways to go, but it is so much fun. I never thought I would be able to do something like this. It takes time and patience but in the end it is very rewarding.

Since starting I now pay attention a lot more to peoples faces, especially their eyebrows and eyes. I have a new found appreciation for small details, wrinkles, and "imperfections" that give people's faces personality.

My drawings still look like drawings but with time and practice I hope that my work will start to look more and more like amazing works of art. Will I ever reach the level of my amazing teacher? Who knows but I'll share what I'm working on here on my blog from time to time as I try to do so.

And in conclusion I leave you with my current work in progress:

 If you had a superpower, what would it be? And why? I'd be interested to hear your reasoning and it would make me feel better that I'm not the only one who spends considerable time thinking about such things. /(n_n;)

Oh and if you are interested in seeing my artwork more often you can follow me on Instagram and/or Tumblr.


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1 comment:

  1. You shouldn't feel like a fraud, you draw beautifully. How else are you supposed to learn, if not at first by copying what's already out there, whether images or techniques? It's the same with writing, first you always end up copying the way others write, it takes a whilte to develop your own voice.

    You have to learn the rules and the techniques before you can start to experiment with them.

    And in all honesty, you have a talent there. Let me tell you, there a LOT of people out there who couldn't draw as well as you do. Also I think it's more admirable that you're putting in the time to learn, to take those lessons, to slowly grow your craft, than if you just breezed through it easily. Keep on drawing, I'm looking forward to seeing more!



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