picture book side projects

Can Anyone Draw?

I watched this amazing Ted Talk. There’s this amazing theory that everyone can draw. We can all draw. I believe that.  But very few of us can draw the School of Athens.  My question is okay so in between the theory that everyone can draw and actually drawing the School of Athens is my skill level. What is it?  I might have some idea of what I can draw but all will reveal itself in due practice. I could never draw the School of Athens but I do love to draw.


Here’s my little suggested exercise.



This was so simple and there wasn’t much thought to creating these characters. I simply started with shapes and added more shapes. I loved that it was so simple and FUN. I will be doing more of this simple and fun drawing. I’m not after perfection or anatomy. I  simply want cute characters and to be able to paint them. As I painted little details for my Christmas cards and edited my book I realized that I draw good.



I can create some awesome work. The frustration comes when I doubt my skill and seek perfection.  Interestingly I checked Instagram this morning and I came across a similar quote. Fear and doubt only happens when you try to live up to society’s expectations. Yeah….

Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible.