Happy New Year! It’s currently 1:30 am here in Maryland. This is the first New Years Eve that I spent at home in a long time. Sadly, I was not invited to any festivities. I tried to make the best of the night anyway. I ended up working on an oil pastel drawing that I finished just after midnight.
Speaking of drawings, I want to thank Rossy again for featuring my last drawing, Poison, in one of her blog posts. I am highly critical of my art and don’t think I’m very good. However, all you can really do is practice, and if you’re enjoying yourself then that’s what matters. One of my goals in 2018 is to create more art.
It has been three months, but I finally did another oil pastel drawing tonight. I don’t think this is my greatest work of art, but I felt inspired to create something tonight. This is basically a metaphor for substance abuse. The poison bottle represents whatever substance the person chooses to abuse, whether it be drugs or alcohol. The swirls at the top and surrounding color is a metaphor for how it seeps out and affects your life and the people around you. I tried to use vibrant and alluring colors because that’s often how the substance appears to a person at first. Until it starts to take control of your life.
If you are suffering from addiction, please seek help. There are people who love and care about you, even if you feel like you’re alone.
I just spent the evening doing something I haven’t done in a while. I got out my canvas paper and oil pastels, and I decided to spend the night drawing. I think it’s been about a year since my last drawing. While it is something I enjoy doing, I don’t really do it very often because I don’t feel it’s something I’m good at. I look at pieces of art that other people create, and I’m seriously in awe. I’ll never be that good. In fact, that’s why I choose simple things like a moon to draw because I can’t draw anything complex. It’s also why I haven’t created any art in a year. My last drawing did not turn out that well, so I became sort of disengaged. What I realized is that you don’t have to be good at something to enjoy it. I had so much fun creating this piece of art tonight, and I think it turned out wonderful. It’s my favorite drawing yet. I decided to call it Galaxy Moon because it reminds me of the moon from space. My goal is to start drawing more often, and hopefully this also inspires you to take up a hobby that you feel you aren’t good at. All we can do is work at it and grow, but as long as we’re having fun doing it, that’s what matters.