When I first began this blog some 3 years ago, I blogged out of necessity. Writers, I had heard should have websites and blogs. So, I blogged about writing, then I blogged specifically about screenwriting, then I did not really blog. Instead I posted short videos I made--if that is even considered blogging. Maybe video blogging.
I had been experimenting with video with a $200 JVC Everio camcorder, making videos on a range of subjects and mediums until just recently I made a discovery.
What many of you might not already know about me is that I am an artist. I love to draw, and it is something that comes very natural to me, and I have been drawing since I was a child.
So, just recently I have decided to make a video of me drawing a female face. I have discovered that I really enjoy drawing female faces, so I have added to more drawings of female faces to my YouTube channel.
Do not misunderstand me. I love screenwriting. I am not going through a mid-career crisis, but, when I am in between scripts I thought I would fill in the downtime by drawing. Some writers might read. I draw.
Take Woody Allen, for example. Some of you might not know this about Woody, but when Woody is not screenwriting and making films, he is playing the clarinet in a jazz band--his jazz band. He even has a DVD called Wild Man Blues.
So, between script projects I think I will be drawing faces--in particular female faces. It is interesting. I love writing about female main characters. It turns out I love drawing them too.
Visit my YouTube channel 'Matt Janacone' or visit my blog www.behindthewords.com.
Thanks mattjanacone for sharing your experiences and thoughts with us!!!
Drawing is the way where everyone can make or express his/her feelings without any hassle.
Great post! I don't feel like I have any innate ability for drawing, but I love it and try my best to seek out advice and keep drawing. Please keep posting videos! They are a great way for people like me to watch someone else's process and try to learn from it.