I SUCK.

I can never explain why I get stuck, sometimes for a few days, with little motivation to sketch. The lack of motivation results in a false sense of inability, which then breeds defeat -- you get the vicious circle. What I fail to comprehend though is how I get into that circle to begin with. One day I am sketching away and the next I feel as though "it's all been done before so what's the point". 

So what to do when we hit that wall? Just put the pen on the surface and draw. Let it suck. Let it suck some more. But don’t run away from the process of sketching, of seeing, of observing, of translating, of scratching away with the tip of your pen / stylus. At least that’s what I told myself when I drew my left hand.

2 comments:

Limner said...

Thanks for some of the best advice ever. Because of you, this day I will draw something.

Serena Lewis said...

I certainly have days like that too. We can be our own worst enemies at times. I also lose confidence in my sketching during those 'off' times.

I wanted to let you know that I received your book in the mail on Friday and I'm so thrilled with it. Thank you!