All through my childhood and teenage years, drawing was my way of expressing myself (until dance came along, which became just as important). And then I got into design school and lost pretty much all interest in it – drawing had become one more thing I „had to do“ and also one more thing that everyone else seemed to be so much better at than I was.
It took me many years and a new tool to finally rediscover the joy it used to bring me. I’d been experimenting a little with a Wacom tablet and some apps on my old iPad but it wasn’t until I got to work (and play!) on the iPad Pro at work that I finally felt a desire to improve my drawing skills again.
So I set myself a challenge – I promised myself to draw one portrait of Abby Griffin (a character from the tv show „The 100“) every day for 100 days. About a month ago, I finished portrait number 100.
This challenge taught me one hell of a lesson in consistency. I kept going on days with overnight flights, on days filled with grief and depression, and on all those days when all I just felt like giving up, because „… what’s the point anyway?“
And I actually did see a difference in my drawing style after 100 days.