I recently shared how what I do now for ‘drawing’ is basically high-tech tracing. (Roto-scoping for we film snobs) And Straff has shared his journey to learn how to draw at an advanced age. I used to draw when I was young. Here is a nice wholesome example:


But, I was also pretty much always a Glib:


I have kept some of the drawings I did in my youth, mostly they seem to be from about 13-17. Much of it was just trying to recreate things I was interested in at the time. Like comics:



Or album art:









But I did do some ‘original’ things.

As the years went on, this disused skill shrank, and now my drawing hand is arthritic. So I learned the technique I showed you last time. Because as Master Splinter says ‘Work smarter, not harder.’