Today marks the milestone of 100 videos watched on Skillshare and about six months in since I first started taking drawing and Illustrator classes online. In the process, I found the hardest thing to overcome is feeling not creative enough. It happens quite often, especially when I'm unable to dream up characters and scenes from imagination. Being a late bloomer in discovering this passion to draw, I found that lack of exposures to animation and storybooks as a child is a real disadvantage. However, the upside is creativity and imagination take practice. It means surrounding myself with art I love, strengthening the brain muscles to connect more dots, pay attention to the details and sceneries in life, and learn the technical skills to execute on the ideas.
To help you see what time and practice can do, here's an example of the progress I'm able to make over 6 months of deliberate practice:
Now: After watching almost 100 videos on Skillshare, I'm able to do more than just coloring and starting to get better at creating imaginary worlds. Although I'm not born with the talent and still have a long way to go, I'm discovering that cultivating creativity is like a brain workout. You have to deliberately practice creativity and be mindful of the world around you because every detail can feed into your imagination. Don't let the thought of "not creative enough" stop you from doing more. Keep Making!
A life observer and maker passionate about inspiring you to live out your creative self.