I know that many many times in my life, I’ve admitted that I love drawing so much. But I never feel satisfied (hehehe :P). Today I want to tell you about my interest in this activity and how much I love it.
It’s normal that our drawings aren’t as nice as the professional artists’ when we’re still beginners. So are mine. I’ve owned this hobby since I was small. I even can’t forget that I used to draw on the walls inside my old house. Although at that time my drawings were still very bad, still, I did that confidently (?). I can’t remember well why didn’t I choose to do them on a piece of paper or even in a sketchbook instead of by dirtying those walls (plus, they’re painted white! Just imagine how dirty would it be… ^_^;). Maybe I was too lazy to look a suitable one for that :P… Of course, I drew on the walls when none of my family was there with me. But once my mum caught me when I was doing that (actually it’s done on a side of a wardrobe), she immediately scolded me. Starting from that day, I was no longer dare to draw on the walls inside my house or on the other unsuitable places. It’s proven that a couple of years later, when my family and I have moved to our new house, I stopped doing that bad habit.
I notice that as time passed, I kept on trying my best to improve my talent in drawing. Before, I could only draw some basic stuffs such as dogs, cats, trees, houses, people out of several lines with a circle as his/her head (I believe that you know what I mean), etc. Then when I was in kindergarten 2, I began to draw people more well and lively. I even began to make comics in my drawing books, although the contents were still unclear and they’re nonsense -_-. Moreover, my sister often laugh at them while she was reading them (in contrast that she wasn’t at the funny parts of the comics :D). I bet it’s all because of their unclearness. I also used to stop and cancel my comics as I didn’t have any idea for making the continuation of them, and start a new one (or even more @_@!). And that cycle kept on going on, since at that time I was very easy to get bored with my own stories.
Eventhough I like to draw comics since a quite long time, I hadn’t had a plan yet to be a cartoonist when I was still small. Perhaps I used to love it only, but I didn’t have any will to publish them. My mum, who’d ever seen them, sometimes asked me, “Why don’t you just be a cartoonist when you grow up and publish these?” But I always refused. It’s because I felt ashamed for my stories to be published. Anyway, I didn’t make the comics seriously. I just did that for fun.
I reckon that it all started when I was at primary 3. At that age, I watched a TV anime series entitled The Law Of Ueki. The reality is, that anime (also for the manga) is categorised under shounen demographic, or in other words, a manga for boys. But I really love it since the first time I watched the TV series. That anime is fantastic until it somewhat inspires me to be a cartoonist. The next year, I started to read its comic series and also a shoujo categorised-comic magazine called Nakayoshi. After that I felt as if I was encourage more to be a cartoonist, like what their authors were. Until I finally changed my mind―before I didn’t wish to publish any of my comics, but since I read them it turned out differently :).
By the way, as what I’ve mentioned before, the comics that I made in the past were nonsense that when I read them again nowadays, I can’t understand them :P…