Posted by Matt, on Fri, 13 Dec 2019 01:29:40 -0500, in art

You probably didn't know this, and probably don't care, but I'm going to tell you anyway -- I used to be be heavily involved in art. I wouldn't call myself an artist but I liked to draw and digitally paint.

A few years ago I started taking a medication for social anxiety called Paxil. It's one of those things where it works, but they're not really sure how it works. It improved my social anxiety greatly but the cost was my ability to draw.

Fast-foward to now: about a month ago a friend asked me to draw something for them, a llama. It had been a long time but I figured I would give it a shot -- and it actually wasn't too bad. It's like time had cured the inability of drawing that paxil had put onto me. I actually enjoyed it again.

I thought to myself: Yea there's a lot to improve on -- like a less boring background -- but at least it's a start.

After that I tried drawing more and more:

I feels really good to be able to create things like this again. I hope it's not a fluke -- so far it doesn't look like it.