Join Date: May 2019
Location: Edmonton, Canada
Like signatures, the more you repeat, the more persuasive the scribble becomes. After the ten thousandth time, you are not only confident, but also expressive. Drawing is the basis of all arts, the destination is in absorbing contrast, balance, proximity, repetition…etc. into your system. The disciplines you mentioned all involve this sense of grace we call aesthetics.
So, it does not matter which area you pick…as an ancient Chinese saying goes…All routes lead to the one destination. Animation, graphic design and interior design involve CG, are you ok with computers? They are more practical and many a times need to compromise with your clients eventaully on the job. Drawing and paintings talk more about personal expressions in the Fine Arts realm...do you contemplate over philosophy and life? This does not guarantee you wealth, but satisfaction, is that enough?
I taught many students doing what you are showing us here….shapes adding onto shapes to make subconscious drawings (that was even before the idea of zentangles were termed and took flight. Zentangles is just one method of creating image. It is a good way to practise the hand-eye coordination). I try also to get my students to be mindful of placement…you know, where the weight or the focus of attention is placed in the composition. May be this is what you could look further into with your raw beginnings.
…as an early formal training idea…try to add shapes within a boundary like a perfect circle or geometrical shapes, that would give you a better idea of ‘structure’ as a beginner.