hi,i was just wondering how long have you been drawing to be this good?i know it's kinda a stupid question but it just seems like everyone on here is so good at drawing and art but then i look at my drawings,they are just terrible. im 16 and i want to be an animator,do you think it's too late to start?(i went to drawing classes when i was younger,but they didnt really teach me anything useful like how to draw perspective and stuff like that but blogs like yours help me a lot:)thank you!)
okay, I’m gonna crack my knuckles a bit and try to be inspiring to you and to others who face the same dilemma.
When I was 16, I also really wanted to be an animator! I even had connections to Pixar and whatnot because I live in a city that’s literally neighbors with Emeryville. Lucky, right?
But when I was 16, my art looked like this:
Embarrassing, right? Buuuut I never stopped. I knew the hardships and honestly I really did give up sometimes. I hardly ever practiced and when I first entered college my art professor told me I drew like a three year old.
I’m 24 now, and my professor told me that 5 years ago. It took me forever and I still have a shitload to learn, but my art looks like this now. I might not be an animator, but honestly that’s only because of my real life situations that’s keeping me from getting there rather than my own drive.
To be honest, it’s never ever ever too late to start drawing. There are a lot of great artists that didn’t start drawing until well into adulthood! It’s really great that you wanna start drawing and that alone is the best thing you can start out with. The real test is to continue to improve by learning different techniques and to learn from your past mistakes.
I really hope this helps and that you do continue to grow and improve in the world of art!