How Professional Drawing Can be a career
I started drawing and sketching when I was a kid. My mum so the passion in drawing and would often but me crayon pencils and some manila so that I could sketch my drawing. At times I overheard her defend this by claiming that by taking time to draw, she was relieved the aspect of me nagging her while she was doing household chores.
It was a humble beginning that I advanced through my elementary years. I continue sharpening my skills and became better. However, it was in high school that I really perfected my skills. This time, I was brought in place to help draw various backdrop cartoons for drama events. Of course I did that for a fee, but I usually derived pleasure in it. I also used to sketch cartoons for the school magazine as well as help design the cover page of the magazine.
One day when I was in my final year, the principal embarrassed me in front of my class for some demeanor behavior that I had been involved in. I didn’t take this lightly due to the fact that the mockery became the subject of the day with my closest friends making all kind of jokes about me.
A Mockery Cartoon that Inspired me to the World of Artists
That night, I drew a cartoon of the principal, who was pot-bellied and discreetly posted it on the school notice board early the following morning. It became the subject of laughter that day, as all students who went to see the image had something to say. Of course there was no proof that I had a hand in it so there was nothing to worry.
Among the viewers of the cartoon was the principal himself. That actually was my plan, I wanted him to fell embarrassed too, but that morning when we went to the school parade, it turned out differently. He clearly stated that he was appeased by the mastery of the work that had gone to sketching the cartoon and it would be feature in that year’s school magazine.
As a matter of facts, I had clearly sketched the drawing and it had all features about him. It was a replica of him. He asked for the person who drew the picture to contact him for a prize, but there was no way that I could take myself to him and claim that I did it. That afternoon after his lesson, he told me to see in his office. There he told me that he was sure that I did the drawing but because I never went for the reward I had to forfeit it.
The little drama made me realize the potential of my hand while it comes to drawing. Since then I decided to do it more professionally. I’d look for online gig that required design of logos and pother templates and do the work for the clients who needed my services. I also have my own online collection of the work that I’ve done and most if it is for sale. I’m looking forward to creating a comic book of which I’ve already finished writing its story line and I believe that it will be an inspiration to many.