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I've been away from drawing for so long, both the physical act and the mental exercise, that I realized I'm now afraid to find out if I actually cannot draw any more. Leaving that question unanswered so that I can keep telling myself "I can draw anytime I want to" seems like a more attractive choice than facing the possibility of trying and facing any unpleasant reality ... at least until I can come to terms with that possibility before finding out.
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Saberstormer Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
may i suggest you start with something easy , and wich you have passion for?
Maphisto86 Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
The more you delay, the more you skills will diminish. Like any skill you only get better by practicing it. :thumbsup:
Vuldari Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That is the state I have been in for almost a decade now. Having come in and out of drawing funks in the decade prior to that, I have experience on what it can do to you, and have both good and bad news.

Bad news first ... there is a strong possibility that when you next try to draw something, your first attempts will appear to have regressed significantly. You may make rookie mistakes you thought you outgrew a long time ago. This period can be extremely discouraging. Expect it, and don't get overly upset.

Now the good news. If you push through this, you will relearn rapidly. The best part is, there is actually a potential upside. Drawing constantly has a consequence. You build up involuntary bad habits. By getting away from it, you may find it easier to break those old habits and your style and technique may change and evolve in surprising new ways.

I may have been too lazy to put in the time to revive my dormant skills up to now, but that is invariably what it will take ... Time and Effort. You will make some bad sketches while you shake the Rust off. That is the re-entry fee. Just Push Through.
JZLobo Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
You learned to draw once. Even if you got rusty, you can re-learn again.
Letdragon Featured By Owner May 3, 2016
I deal with that fear a lot. I haven't drawn much at all in nearly a year now that I'm afraid of losing all interest in ever drawing again. 
TheMercenary04 Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, it happens to most artists, you just need to find a motivation and inspiration to do it. maybe you should start with something simple, it helps to regain memories of your ways of drawing.
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