man i wish i could symbol-draw
everyone's so big on being able to draw properly, like being able to actually be a viable artist. i'd settle for being a marginally better artist than literal children, but while i could probably beat them in some technical ways (hey, i can draw a cube. usually.) they draw a dog and you think "cute dog with disproportionate legs and no perspective", i draw a dog and you go "is it a horse drawn by a man who lost his arms in a threshing machine accident?"
this wasn't supposed to be a depressing blogpost btw. i guess i'm angling for ways to suck less at symbolic drawing? most art advice is for people with higher aims than mine. for people who have a real need to draw, rather than just wanting to have the same fun doodling that they did as a child.