Hey, I’m not pimping myself out by trying to sell drawing lessons online; as if anyone would be interested, (but if you are….). Nope, this is about some lessons I learned while drawing on the evening of March 21st. [from whenst cometh the illustrations.] That’s me above in my full listening mode; ready to draw, ready to learn.
The first lesson I learned was: Don’t try and get too fancy when having hallucinogenic fantasies about female Star Trek Officers. I got cute and tried to draw a star-ship in there, and being too damn lazy to Google a picture of the Star-ship Enterprise and do it right, I thought I’d “Be Creative”, and do my own. Not only was the drawing bad, but I lost my train of thought concerning Deanna Troi, Doctor Crusher, and me having a trio of fun on the Holodeck. So…
#1: Don’t get creative! When ya got a hot fantasy going, don’t ruin it with a lot of detail or realism. I was so distressed by my space-ship I couldn’t focus on activities in the Holodeck.
#2: When you’re in a rut, go back to what’s familiar. Nothing like a rut to make ya feel uncomfortable. And how are you gonna do your best work if you’re uncomfortable and restless? So when you’re in a rut, do what’s comfortable. I grabbed a good ol’ #2 pencil, you know, the type ya had in grade school; the kind I learned to write and draw with. No fancy art pencils or ink pens, just a basic #2 with erasure on the end for when ya fuck-up.
#3: Explore new horizons! When I’m really grinding em out, fully ensconced in the right side of my brain, I rarely look up from my pad and paper. I’m too busy creating new worlds and new characters that I’d like to meet. Like those chicks on the Star-ship Enterprise.
But sometimes even your own little world seems small, and you need to expand your horizons. Well old Hansi be dipped in shit if that just ain’t what happened that night. There I was, sitting in my recliner (I know, what a geezer) earphones on, rockin’ out, and wondering, “What am I gonna draw?” I looked at my blank paper, then looked up, and low and behold there was my stereo and T V sitting on the other side of the room. “Wow…How’d that get there?” “So that’s where the music’s coming from”. So I drew it. Who’d believe that some of the stuff I draw actually exists? Pretty far-out if ya ask me.
Anyway, maybe there’s a lesson you could D r a w from all this. I know I’ve learned my lesson.