Having never been a smoker, I've struggled to understand why someone would want to pick it up. While talking with an old friend who had started the habit again after quitting for a year, he explained it to me "It's like having you own window of time; a box which you know will be filled up only with this, nothing else, your mind can wander anywhere. You hold a small corner of the world to just yourself for those few minutes"
His words surprised me, that's just how I feel whilst drawing. It's my own little space I have to to myself, where I can let my mind wander, relieve my stress, and not worry about anything else. And believe me, if I am not able to do it I get grumpy! XD Like it's my addiction. I'd never thought of it that way before...
This is in no way an avocation of starting smoking though The friend has since quit again and I'm very proud of him. I think my drawing addiction will be harder to kick, so I medicate with daily doses of doodling, and new sketchbook monthly, seems to do the trick
Was having some serious urges after traveling so much I could fit barely any drawing in, can you believe it's been a month since I posted there?! Gosh, thanks for sticking around, you're great guys So I drew this in remembrance for the month I gave up my addiction for Not too happy with the face, but I've got to get back into practice
Peace, love and healthy addictions,
This is a wonderful drawing! Very beautiful!
The comparison to smoking is interesting, I can kinda understand why people would do it (thought I'll never understand what draws people to it to begin with).
But not all addictions are bad! I don't think a drawing addiction has a negative impact on you and the people around you, so please don't quit!
People say I've got talent but if I can't express my feelings by drawing, and I do it mechanically, and when sometimes I'm feeling so self-consious... I shouldn't be so afraid of doing it wrong...
What I'm trying to say is I would be really, really happy if you could explain it to me. How you started, how your style's changed through time - from anime to more realistic, yet not realistic. How do you feel while drawing.
I get urges...to draw... Always must have paper and pencil XD
I love it. Thank you.
Now drawing well is a bit different...
I always need to draw or sketch something or I feel kinda...unsatisfied
You always have such original and beautiful ideas!
I also have a drawing addiction. xD