A month into my daily drawing and I’m hitting a bit of a wall – the “Wall” being that sometimes the prompt subjects don’t motivate me to draw. And especially if I have other painting or drawing projects/homework on-the-go that deserve some extra time. Or so my evil Procrastinator Voice tells me…
As one way of dealing with the Wall, I tried interpreting the drawing prompts in a way that would motivate me. This meant that some of these drawings got more detailed and complicated… so by the time I hit February 7, I was just plain tired and spent that day’s prompt just doing lettering.
I’m going to try another tactic this week – planning out what I’ll draw each day versus always making it a spontaneous act at 8 pm. We’ll see how that goes.
Last week’s post-able drawings are:
- Something spicy – went very loose on this one
- An old door – Loved this old door, when I saw it in Triora Italy last summer. Such a beautiful design, but so much rust-action going on! Fading elegance!
- Something from an opera – The obvious thing would have been to draw people in costume, but I went back to architecture, and sketched the interior and exterior views of La Scala Opera House in Milan. After I got going, I cursed myself for not drawing people! But in the end was happy with the sketch, especially the interior.
- Something Tuscan – A cypress tree? A bottle of Chianti? No, I chose the Ponte Vecchio in Florence. You can see I’ve been in a very Italian frame of mind lately. This week especially because I just booked a flight to Rome for the spring. I’m obviously excited and preoccupied.
- Something healthy – And now for something completely different… and completely wonky! My almond milk container ready for the recycle bin – ha ha! Sitting on my sofa, watching “Shark Tank”, with this carton posing on my coffee table. Every time I look at this drawing I will think of Kevin O’Leary… which is probably the opposite of something healthy!
Thanks for stopping by, and for your encouraging comments!