Trying A New Thing | Illustrations

I don’t know exactly how it has been happening, or why, but I don’t care that much anymore of what people think. I still have my insecurities and times when people’s opinions seem like the most important thing, but not as before. I’ve always loved and wanted to learn a LOT of things, mostly art related. But, because I thought so much of what everyone would think, of how I wasn’t going to be “perfect” at it, I didn’t take the time to try them.

I wish I could remember how I got into photography, but I don’t. I do know that before photography, I was obsessed with photoshop. Again, I don’t remember how I got into it, I just know that some day I asked my father to get it for me, and since then, I’ve been in love. That happened when I was in 8th grade, I think, and all of it was so natural for me. It felt like I didn’t find my passion, but instead, my passion found me.

But before all of that happened, I was into drawing and painting. I even took classes when I was little, but as always, I got scared and dropped out before I could learn something. Drawing always makes me feel so peaceful, even though I’m not very good at it. I never got so much into it, because I wasn’t smart at it. I don’t know if that makes sense. What I’m trying to say is that I’m good at drawing lines, but I don’t know how to draw. Some people may not know how to draw beautiful lines but can make you an amazing drawing of a person sitting and different things. I don’t. I don’t know how to play with lines, so that it makes sense.

I’m rambling too much, let me get to the point.

The other day, I saw some illustrations that someone shared, and it was love at first sight. I loved how simple it was, but yet, it wasn’t something that everyone could do. That week, I kept seeing different illustrations and I felt the urge to try them myself. I remade one that I saw, and yesterday, I made my own. I’m not an illustrator, I’m not saying it’s good, but it sure made me feel happy. As simple as it is, I loved the little character I created. Let me introduce you to Danna.

Danna

 

She has big, sad, tired eyes because she see things that not everyone see. And a small mouth, because she feels like no matter what she says, she has no power over anything. The stripes of her shirt are uneven, because her life is just as unorganized. And her hair is red because even though she doesn’t have the best life, she is fierce and strong…and because I love red hair.

That’s part of her story.

You don’t have to be great at something to enjoy it and get something from it. Try it, you never know what it can bring to your life. This brought me so much happiness, and I can’t wait to try and do more.

Thank you,

Minnie.

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7 thoughts on “Trying A New Thing | Illustrations

  1. Hi Minnie… Although I do enjoy it when people commend me on my songs, I don’t take it to heart when they dislike them. You’re thinking these days is the way to go. Peoples opinion about your art should never be the driving force, but it used to be for me. BTW, I love Danna. I love the graphics that are part of her personality. 🙂

    1. I have to say that it feels so great to not care that much, because it makes you listen more to your own opinion, which at the end is the one that truly matters. Thank you so much 😀

  2. Great post and inspiration. Very true, it’s fulfilling to get out there and try something for ourselves, to create. You don’t have to be great at it, none of us are when we try something new. But the appreciation we develop and the enjoyment we find in the process is what makes it worth it.

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