Learning how to draw has been a cathartic experience. A healing journey.
At first it was all about the technique. Such a long process and a struggle..... to will the hand to make the right mark.
In the beginning, as I was drawing, I was talking to myself. The thoughts running through my mind took me by surprise. Going to drawing classes was frightening and wonderful at the same time. Having others look at my work was like baring my soul. That's when learning to draw became more about learning about myself. Learning to think abstractly came as an epiphany. I stopped talking to myself, my sense of time disappeared and I felt free. Akin to meditation.
I'm still learning.......