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The deal with drawing is that...

  • it is the first thing I ever remember being good at.
  • it makes me feel lucky to have the skill. 
  • it all started with a fairy. I used to only draw fairies in kindergarten and I still remember her wings resembling the shape of mangoes.
  • though I found it so tiring and exhausting, I found immense joy in it.
  • once I started drawing something, I would leave the side of my sketchbook only for bathroom breaks; I have sat 3 to 5 hours continuously to finish a drawing piece.
  • it was all I remember doing in two years at boarding school (I even failed in two subjects :p)
  • I never got formal training except for a junior diploma in Indian art (which I was quite bad at)
  • it reminds of all the fun and gentle talented art teachers I have met in school.
  • I never really bothered painting. Most of my sketches were never filled with color. Most of them came from an existing piece of work and seldom from imagination.
  • it involves creating something from nothing, leaving me with immense joy.
  • I loved the attention and compliments it attracted me.
  • I thought I'd always be at it, I never bothered to retain my creations since I was a kid. Now when I look back, I'm sorry that I did not build a collection of my drawings.
  • I seldom do it. Work. Time. Life. The usual suspects. 
  • I still can't wait to get my hands on my pencils and crayons!


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