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CJ ([personal profile] captainamerica) wrote2011-08-07 02:58 am
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Drew this for a drawing challenge in the FFAC over at [ profile] ontdcreepy. Challenge was 'still water.'


Ugh. Compared to where I was a year ago I've let myself go.

A year ago, sigh

But you know, I miss drawing, and I don't. One of the reasons I got into it in the first place was because I would look at my doodles in class and think, hmm, I could do better. Seven or eight years on, I still have such a long way to go and so many areas to improve on, but it just got to the point where I could think 'Hmm, this is a pretty good doodle. I am okay with that. Moving on.'

And yet, few weeks ago I tried riding a bike again to crosstrain after years of having not ridden a bike, and found out the hard way that it's not true what they say about the perpetuity of bike knowledge. It is in fact a lie. A scabby-kneed, elbow-scraping lie. So, at the age of 20, I have to put on some training wheels and knee pads and find a soft grassy patch to wobble across if I want my crosstraining to be more interesting. I don't want drawing to go the same way. I don't want my artistic side to come in handy some day, and for me to pick up a pencil, to then wobble, fall over, and with secret shame look around for training wheels.

No. Just no. So... gonna get me a tablet, or a scanner, or just plain old pen and paper and start doodlin again.

[identity profile] 2011-08-08 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
pff--BRILLIANT XDDD it took me a while to spy the creepy part of it, but once I did I cracked up unabashedly XDD

and hahahahaha I have to agree--this summer my roomie and I rented a pair of bikes and tried to bike to Buttermilk Falls (a measly 3 miles or so from our apartment) it was so hilariously fail--I am so grateful I had my helmet on XD

[identity profile] 2011-08-08 03:44 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks! Creepy's not my forte alas, but it's still fun.

Haha, so glad I'm not alone. The Training Wheels of Shame! Are you still in Ithaca? I'll bet it was uphill both ways, whole area's a bunch of hills.

[identity profile] 2011-08-26 03:32 am (UTC)(link)
I like creepy. I like creeps. Meet me at the food court? Maybe we'll find FakeWeeStephen together. Remember him?