That is what I have often thought.
First time that happened when I started the fantasy story that gave this blog its name. I would have loved to be able to create my own characters and draw them for a book. I like this idea to do the whole thing on your own and I think today is a brilliant time for those who think like this.
But there is a deeper thought behind that: As someone who draws you have to be very observant to see the different shapes, shadows and nuances of an object to be able to capture it properly. I think writers have to be like that as well they just paint in words.
So a belated New Years Resolution of mine is to learn to draw. I already started by borrowing a book from the library called “Drawing Complete Question & Answer Handbook” by Trudy Friend. As far as I have read it I think it is for more advanced people who draw. But I just take out of it what seems helpful for me and then I just grab a pencil, a piece of paper and an object and start. I will see where it leads me :-).
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- Drawing to Visualise Characters (clairecatacouzinos.wordpress.com)
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