There is something to be said about staying in your comfort zone when you draw. There is something meditative about sketching something you have done dozens of times before. You are still seeing and perceiving, but you are also building the “muscle memory” part of the process. It feels nice. For all the invitations to get out of our comfort zones and stretching our abilities, the capacity to remain and hone a little skill (i.e. drawing your room, drawing your left hand…) is pretty crucial yet underrated. So here's to staying in the comfort zone every now and then.
I don't know, am I keeping myself afloat? A full-time teaching job (we are in the middle of Advanced Placement tests week!) and my kourse starting at Sketchbook Skool got me wondering "when will I have time to draw?". But that's the thing, the busier I am, the more productive I get, even if it's for a couple of quick, unfinished sketches on the iPad. Because sometimes, feck perfection.
If you haven't watched this video, let this be the best little kick in the butt you will get today: