I really like it when I see blog posts that have an accompanying image. It adds a nice personality to the post. Just that little bit extra splash of color and visuals for the imagination to the reader. Images also foreshadow part of or the whole message of the post. Like a little teaser.
I started drawing in Biology class. Our assignments and tests were prose-style questions and we had to draw the accompanying illustration of the topic we were answering. I used to be pretty good at those drawings.
Then came engineering drawings -- isometric and orthographic projections, plan and elevation views of complex machinery -- and I really liked those. We used a mini-drafter, A3 paper and a 0.5mm mechanical pencil. I was good at it.
All these illustrations and drawing requirements vanished once I got a J.O.B. I do CAD layouts with my projects, but those are not tricky. And none require the use of a pen and a paper. It is all mouse clicks, snap to grids and so on.
So I am going to give this drawing thing a shot again. I drew the watercolor pallete thats in the header image. I drew it on my iPad mini using the Pencil and Paper app by Fifty Three. I am really bad at it... I know.
My ambitious plan is to write a blog post in the evening as time permits. Then find something to draw about it. My skills are severely limited, so I have to be creative before I even pick up the stylus.
It will be fun!
P.S. I am going back and adding images to older posts.