I don't understand the point of drawing classes. The teachers always want you to throw your own personal drawing style down the chomper and do only what they want you to do.
Last drawing class I took, the teacher 'untaight' me how to draw. Everything I tried to draw for a few months after that class, came out looking like a 4 year old on crack ate a pencil and threw it back up. No, really.
Is art not about feeling? Art shouldn't be something that's forced, that you have no interest in doing.
It's 1:45 in the morning and I'm sitting here trying to focus on getting this crappy landscape drawing done for my Drawing and Painting class. I friggin hate drawing landscapes. I'm bad at them, I have slim to no interest in getting better at them, and they take too fucking long.
I don't like to draw landscapes, so why should I?
"Because artists should always try new things and be open minded, blah blah blah" Give. Me. A break. Art is something I do for fun, I enjoy it, it makes me feel good, and if doing a certain thing messes that feeling up for me, then fuck it and toss it out on the highway.
And the teacher of this class! What a perfectionist bitch. We had to do these still life drawings of a chair, without looking at our papers. Stupid idea to begin with!
So I'm drawing the chair, it looks nice - actually looks like a chair, I'm feeling good.... until she comes over to me and says, "No. That's an outline of the chair, start over."
She didn't elaborate, and I looked at the two people next to me and their drawings looked just like mine -- what's worse! is that she praised them as she walked by. What the freakn fuck?! So I tried something different. She comes back, "Do you see how that line is too curved? Is it curved like that on the chair? No. Start a new drawing."
AAAAAAAARRRGH!!!! If you want me to draw the friggin chair, let me draw the friggin chair!! And what the hell do you expect if you don't want me to look at what I'm drawing!!!
At that point, I took my charcoal pencil and rammed it right up her.... Okay, no, I didn't do that, but I was thinking it. Thinking about it very vividly.
Needless to say, my chair came out looking like crap. And so will my landscape drawing.
End rant. I salute anyone who actually read all that.