I struggled this week, I mean really struggled. Not with the drawing but the ideas process. I love to draw but I don’t always know what to draw. That’s why I only really do silly simple pictures. I can’t invent stories.
We were given two pictures and had to create a story board with 6-8 frames to get from one image to the other. I stared at the pictures, my mind was blank. Everyone else was busy drawing away, their pages filled with ideas. My page was blank. I kept staring in the hope that something magical would spring into my mind but it didn’t. The two images has been paired together because they both had similar colours and tones; I can see that but I couldn’t see how to get from one to another. I have to admit to feeling utterly defeated.
Eventually, with lots of help and coaxing from my teacher we (I say ‘we’ it was more her) came up with the idea of the tiger being in the freeze that goes around the building and he could escape from it.
I don’t deal with difficulty well but I’m glad I didn’t give up. I did manage to create a story (albeit with a *lot* of help). I enjoyed the drawing part once I knew what I was doing. It’s just a sketchy storyboard. I might illustrate it properly one day now I’m not in such a grump about the whole thing!
What I’ve learnt is that I really need to let go of the idea that I have to be good at everything. No one is good at everything. We all have things that we struggle with, it’s part of being human.