How I Get Back On Track in Drawing

After I’ve spent some time working on a commission, my brain calls for a time-out. I get distracted, and I can’t paint or draw anything well.  I try to hard to be perfect, and it messes everything up.

I’m working on a commission I’m really excited about, but it’s also challenging. I love that kind of work, so NO complaints here, until everything starts to go downhill.

So when that happens (today), I find it’s best to just sketch. Not worry about how NICE it looks, in fact, the messier, the better. I want it a wriggly- line mess of things until I feel like all that stuffy perfectionism is out of my way and I can begin again.

I started with a self-portrait of how I felt…out-of-sorts-sketch Then I noticed there was a LOT of space. Perfect for a little worried muse….But what? A little flying bug? A flying teddy bear! an elephant! Wait….is that….well that works too!!


Aaaaaaand then



And now I’m ready to get back to my commission-relaxed and warmed up. I like this piggy so I am probably going to come back to him, but now you know my process for when I get stuck on a piece 🙂 Have a great day!

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