It was the first time. First ever.
I used to see that advert on television daily & So I decided to do it. I took a sketchpen & a last page of my school sketchbook & started… & Completed it within 2 hours.
It was SpiderMan.
I was crazy fan of spiderman & wanted one of some goodies they showed as prizes.Though I never got response for my courier, that drawing made me realize that I am able to draw something, if not accurate but reasonably good.
So I started trying with everything – mostly the images on notebook covers. Somewere that good that I was proud to show–off, & others…Well, you’ll just die laughing…
This hobby became obsession when the ”Pokemonera” came. I took a rough sketchbook & literary filled it with Pokemon sketches ! More than 50 if I recall… I was crazy for Pokemon.
Then came the ”studyera” of higher education. All my hobbies started fading away and drawing was one of them. But it was not too long, as I started being passionate for sports vehicles. When other students were busy in writing down chemistry & maths formulas on their last pages, my notebooks were full of random illustrations of sports cars, bikes & fighter jets. [Ps. It didn’t get well with my studies as I failed in multiple exams.]
We were told to bring anything creative that we have made out of our hobbies or passion. Oh! That diploma days!! My first crush!! She’d kept a beautiful little girl’s photo as her profile image on Facebook…& I wanted to draw that kind of thing for a long time. Something that is not an illustration but an actual picture with shades of expressions.
& I made it! Wow, that was awesome! Perhaps not so perfect, but you can’t complain as I made it with a sketch-pen-in one-shot. No erasing possible. That drawing gave me a little fame which I had never seen before. To have that attention continuously, I decided to find more beautiful picturesand make sketch of them.
Drawing could not become my passion . I draw when I want to draw.Sometimes I can draw something within few hours, & sometimes it takes weeks. I started drawing portraits with a drawing ”Queen”. It was the first one. A challenge from me to myself. First drawing of a real person .& I made it in days. Part by part.
& May be the best creation of me!
The only sketch with full beauty of a girl , her expressions with all her curves.
A true milestone.
I made many portraits after that , but none of them could make that impact. I always take that sketch as a challenge & I believe if I couldmake one such beautiful thing , I could make many more.
While writing this, again I have one image in my mind… Is it going to be “the best one” ? Let’s hope for the best! ✌