What happens when I try to draw
There are times when something pops into my head and I think, “I should draw that.” Below is normally what happens when I engage in such activities:
1. I convince myself that I can draw said object. I tell myself things like, “that seems simple,” “piece of cake,” other people have done it, so can I.”
2. I begin to rotate the object around in my head, looking at it from all sides, sizing it up, deciding how I want to go about tackling this project.
4. I start to break down the object into a number of steps that involve drawing smaller, bite size pieces.
5. I start to draw. There is a flourish of activity, with lots of hope and excitement for what is about to be unleashed on the world. Because, people need to see this. It is going to be amazing. Soon it will be hanging in a museum.
6. It doesn’t take long before I start slowing down, pondering more than I am drawing. But I press on and finish.
7. I quickly realize that what I have drawn looks nothing like what is in my head. In fact, it doesn’t look like anything recognizable at all. Some of you might say, “art is in the eye of the beholder,” but what I am beholding looks dumb. In reality though, “art is in the eye of the owner of lots of money who get to dictate what is considered art by donating a large amount to an art museum with the condition that they house the donor’s collection of rare finger paintings.” So, all I need to do is either become rich or find a rich person who thinks my drawing is art. It could happen.
8. I resign myself to the fact that I cannot draw and move on.
A few days later something pops into my head…