It's scientifically proven that if a person stops practicing aspects of education, such as math, science, etc., then after about 5 years, their IQ will start to drop. Ever since I found that out, I was afraid that the same thing would happen to my drawing, but in a shorter amount of time and at a faster rate. D:
In fact I kinda have........... I have been very lazy the last few years & "severely" distracted with kids.......and now that I have been using the computer & re-trained my hand/wrist to use a"mouse" to draw... I find its NOT AS EASY as it used to be to go back to pencil.....my skill has demoted/regressed and is "eh" or mediocre now.......Its kinda compared with the differences between "DRIVING an AUTOMATIC VEHICLE versuses a STICK-SHIFT VEHICLE"
I have serious art blocks. Suddenly i start drawing really crappier than normal, and then i cant draw for weeks. And when i start drawing something i couldn't before e.g a hand, ill forget how to the draw the face (or something)
I never thought about it till I got depressed junior-senior year in highschool. Wasn't in the mood to draw, so I took a few months off...and turned into a couple years TT.TT I'm finally drawing again, but I had to reteach myself (still am) and I don't post any of my old drawings cause its embarrassing that I use to be better than I am now lol.
Naw, i never worry about that, to me, drawing is like a sport or something that your good at, it's like the more you do it the better you become until your practically at the pro levels but then you suddenly stop and after a long stretch when you return, you feel like your off your game for a bit but after a short time of practicing, your right back on top with your mad skills and you advance to even greater heights than b 4!!!....Case in point when it comes to art, my philosophy ---> "Thy skill mastered from one's past never leaves it's host yet only lies in dormancy until re-awaken in thy future to return to the surface with a skill wrath far more deadlier than b 4!!"
i just know that if i stop drawing for a while lts say a year, ill forget what i learned up to that point, i wont completely forget how to draw, but im not gonna be as good as before, and in my case its been really hard to get this good so i am afraid that if i stop i will lose technique and skills
YUS. :'c i am always drawing, so that I won't..most of what I draw lately are little sketches and doodles, so I haven't posted anything on dA lately and people think I died.. o_o Lol but I always practice, so that I won't ever forget!! ^_^