Technically, I've been drawing since I could hold any sort of drawing utensil, but I only really started to draw seriously with the aim to improve since uh... probably 2003, which is when I discovered and joined this website. Before that, I mostly drew yoshis and would invent different kinds of yoshis. Eventually, I started drawing simplistic, Charizard-like dragons and phoenixes using things like glitter glue and metallic pens and stuff! (Here's something I did to show progress from year to year a few years ago: Link!
) When I was introduced to this website and looked at the tutorials, I felt like I'd gained some sort of magical power and it was really exciting to try drawing things. I couldn't wait to start my next picture and so on...!
These days, it feels like art isn't really much fun for me anymore though, unfortunately. I seem to feel a lot of apprehension and get sort of anxious whenever I open Photoshop or my sketchbook or anything since I'm scared that I'll 'do a bad job' and I just don't have that same desire to draw new things that I used to and instead often feel like I have to really force myself to work on anything. Sometimes things will get fun half of the way through painting, sometimes they'll start fun and end up getting tedious. It's frustrating because I really WANT to want to draw and just enjoy the process of doing so, but I end up feeling too disappointed by or uninterested in whatever I'm trying to draw to really put my heart into it. Hopefully I'll feel better about art uh... eventually...!