Day 3 - Roasted
I’m a personal trainer currently working out of London, Ontario. I am also a husband and father to two little ones.
As a kid, I spent all of my spare time drawing and was quite good. I was the guy who people came to when they needed something drawn. As I got older I ended up spending more time with sports which left little time for drawing for hours on end.
Long story not so short, I let my passion of art (drawing specifically) fall by the wayside and eventually lie dormant for the better part of 16 years with only a passing doodle here and there.
About a year ago I found myself thinking ‘Life is too short to not be following your passions. What am I passionate about? Art! Get back into drawing and do something with this’. And here I am.
I hope to someday be a successful ‘late bloomer’ who finds an income source doing something that I truly love.
After listening to this episode I built up some courage (sounds dumb but it’s actually hard!) to contact my tattoo artist to see if he wanted to join me to a local life drawing workshop.
He’s a well steeped artist who’s been through art school, spent time doing graffiti and is now a well established tattooed so I was beyond nervous to even sketch next to him but I went ahead and asked anyway.
Unfortunately he was unable to join the next day but we made plans to get together in the near future. Hopefully this still counts as ‘meeting the challenge’ haha.
On a side note though, I’d never actually been to a life drawing drop in and decided to step outside of my comfort zone and hit it up by myself. Again, it sounds silly getting excited about this but I was proud of myself for going. Not only did it feel beneficial (and I plan on going back on a weekly basis) but it was awesome to just sit with a bunch of other creatives and take in all of the amazing styles and artwork around me.
Thanks for the push guys!