Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sketchbook Round-Up: Volume 10

Sketchbook Round-Up: Volume 10 | Yeti Crafts
In which I bang my head against my own laziness and beg for advice.

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How do you get yourself to do things you know you should do but don't want to?  I genuinely want to know. I have a love/hate relationship with drawing that I've discussed in depth in these sketchbook posts, and I'm beginning to think I just don't have any discipline or willpower or whatever at all.  

To recap - I stopped drawing after art school because I'd started to associate creativity with competition and drudgery.  When I started drawing again (ten years later) my skills had shriveled up and I was frustrated with what I was producing.  I resolved to practice every day in order to (at the very least) get back to where I was in college.  I needed to draw to get better at drawing, but I didn't want to because what I was producing wasn't very good because I need practice - and so on ad infinitum. 

I keep trying to bring myself back to daily sketching, but stuff keeps happening - injury, illness, vacation, the Pretty Little Liars mid-season finale... On any given day I can come up with a litany of excuses, (or reasons even) to not draw.  Where is that magic thing that makes people do things for good, solid, long-term reasons?  I can't get past the not-wanting-to, even though I'm so much happier when I do.  

In summary (as per usual) - waaaaah!

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