Time for Your Interests

Good morning fellow bloggers!

I don’t know about you, but this grey weather is making me feel a bit low. It is truly living up to the stereotype that Britain gets for rain and foggy days. Fingers crossed for some sunshine over the weekend, I’m in much need of some vitamin D!

Today I’m going to let you all in on a little hobby of mine. I have briefly mentioned it before, but I want to explain it in a little more depth.

So, since I was in nursery (4/5 years old) I have always had a passion and interest in drawing and colouring in. Since then I’ve pretty much self-taught myself how to draw and gained my own techniques over time. I did study art at GCSE and A-Level stage, but a lot of it was out of my comfort zone and I felt forced to use materials such as water colour paints in my work when that was one of my weakest tools. Something people don’t realise when choosing to study this is that there’s also a heck of a lot of writing involved. I remember writing endlessly about artists I didn’t have a clue existed and making up some bull**** about how the colours represented some emotion. No offence to anyone who actually gets quite into their art, but for me I don’t buy it.

My favourite style of drawing is photo realism…here’s a few of my A-level sketches:

This obviously takes quite a while to do so I haven’t really found the time to draw anything recently. However, when I finish my placement and have more time I want to finish a few pieces I started a while ago. Making time for your hobbies is so important. For me, it really clears and opens my mind which is actually really relaxing. The stress and pressure of work can take its toll in many ways and will affect us differently, even if you may not realise it.

If you don’t have a hobby and want to take up one then why not start or look into it today?

10 thoughts on “Time for Your Interests

  1. dabble72

    Awesome sketches.. I am always jeslous of people that can draw. I have tried and tried but to no avail. I do enjoy stone work and landscaping as a hobby.. For me it has a gratifying and a sense of a job well done effect, but I still wish that I had some drawing skills.

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    • averageaspirant

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I actually wasn’t very good when I started and it’s taken me around 15 years to get anywhere with it to be honest. I know the feeling, when you can physically see something completed it’s like…wow I did that!


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