A new blog header, and a lot of things happening....
From the beginning of 2012 I've been drawing like there's no tomorrow ;-) and I felt very strongly about this drawing of mine was going somewhere, that this is a journey I just have to proceed. Have to because I just can't stop drawing and I'm loving it so much, it makes me so very happy to do it. I can't imagine how my life before drawing was ;-).....I've been drawing since I was little, but since the last year I really discovered that drawing is what I simply HAVE to do. Secretly I hoped that I could become better and better and maybe, maybe I could do something with my drawing professionally in the future.
I knew I still had and have so much to learn and I want to. Learn. Drawing lessons are part of my journey and I've loved them ever since I started them. The teacher and the environment with very talented fellow students are so inspirational and encouraging. I'm following the lessons at Studio Kolectiv.
The other day, my drawing teacher asked me if I wanted to do something with my drawing :-). She's been complimenting me about my progress the last months and I can remember she asked me this question before, a few months ago. That day I answered...."no....it will be difficult...bla bla bla...". A lot of bla bla because I was too scared to admit I DO want to do something with my drawing professionally. Funny I was so scared to admit it. She or someone else could think: "well well, she wants to draw or illustrate professionally...this girl has a lot to learn, what is she thinking...".
But this time around, I was brave! I answered: "Yes, I would like that!" It felt so good and encouraging she finds my drawings good enough to do something with it professionally maybe. She said that I should work on my photo-editing skills in that case. This is indeed in my planning for the next months: working on my Photoshop and Illustrator skills.
So I felt encouraged and brave enough to finally call my blog ' Esther Lankhaar Illustration'. I had the feeling I was heading in this direction but I wasn't brave enough before to say it out loud, because I wasn't sure I was and would be good enough and I wasn't ready for it yet. But now things are coming together and my teacher gave me a little push in the right direction at the right time. To at least be brave enough to say 'I do'. :-)
To be continued! :-D