Drawing cars consistently is not easy

If there is one thing I’m learning about myself with my goal of becoming a great automotive illustrator, it’s that I don’t have much free time anymore. That last post was full of excitement and enthusiasm in regards to becoming the automotive artist that I’ve always wanted to be, but…not much has happened since then. Yes, I have been sketching cars off and on the entire time, but I can never seem to find the time (or patience) to sit down for a couple hours at a time to crank out some really detailed automotive art.

I don’t want to make this post a boring one full of excuses and explanations, but that’s really all I’ve got at the moment. Drawing cars takes serious dedication, and I certainly don’t have the time that I did when was an teenager to be doing this sort of thing. That sucks, because…I actually want to become a great artist. But my day job is demanding, the family gets most of my attention, and I’ve got way too many other hobbies. Excuses and explanations…I know.

I’m starting to think that the little doodles and sketches I do here and there is all I can do for the foreseeable future. That’s not such a bad thing, because keeping the drawing muscles trained and in practice is very important. It’s not like I’ve given up drawing and sketching for good, which is something I really don’t have any plans of doing. As long as they keep making pencil and paper, I’ll be doodling!

I guess what I’m trying to say is that my dreams of becoming an illustrator who creates jaw-dropping works of photo-realistic art is likely not to happen (for now anyway). But…the sketches and doodles will continue, and all of that work will be posted here on this blog as a visual timeline of my progress.

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