So I finally "did" my first painting in a good 6 years last night. Yes, yes, I sketched randomly in those years, but the number of times can be counted on the fingers of 1 hand.
Needless to say, the painting was pretty awful- my skills today are what they used to be between grades 4-6- which honestly is still better than what I had anticipated. I also watched my first Telegu film last night as I worked; the movie was almost therapeutic in its absurdity- it'll come up this weekend on this blog.
I felt remarkably drained when I laid down my chalk after 2 hours of scribbling- emptionally wrung out, but definitely happy. Am determined to do artwork more often now- my fingers are rusty after years of neglect- but they'll be fine with some color added :)