Active sketching more, passive doodling less
I have take up the challenge to doodle less and actively practice sketching more, so far it has been an invigorating and challenging experience. I want to land a job as a visual games designer. So to be able to draw at a level that will land me a job would take some time and practice. I have been making big leaps in that direction though also, how I feed, my mood, my sense of the world. I am a very visual person so to see all that lush flowering ideas, and the river flow of ideas on paper appeals to me.
Here are some notes on how not practicing impacts success creative drawing.
– Not having a clear goal and time frame will make it un-gauge-able ( if that is a word)
– Not taking the time to learn drawing skills will keep you at the same level
Every little bit counts. I have not made my life more difficult than it needs to be, I like that I can see a clear change in my drawing abilities. I feel more confident, and my peace of mind is more positive. It is late winter here in Melbourne so why not enjoy a little bit more time inside while it rains against the window.
The can sits there on the floor.
standing tall, ready for action.
it sits there and gathers dust, unmoved where it has been left,
I was so fond of my orange spray can when I found it at the back of a automotive store,
ready to go on adventures with me, ready to colour brightly all the little models I have spend weeks preparing to get their final coat of orange spray paint.
But now the holidays are here, I head out with friends, I do all the other busy social things that I can,
Not a thought on my projects, all the things I made sitting on a shelf, with the orange spray can on the floor, looking up at me every time I walk past.
I remember you orange spray can, I appreciate the fun and excitement we had, I smile in your direction, pick you up, dust you of, and place you on the shelf amongst all of my little project pieces.
You can stay up here, proud as can be, until I need you, I will let you know that you are somewhere on my mind.
Update, I have been on holidays for the past few weeks, it has been fun. Fun to finally catch up on all the places, people and items that I wanted to. It has also given me plenty of time to learn new things, read books and draw. I am happy about that.
However one side-effect of not having a strict scheduled is that my sleeping patterns are a bit wack. I fall asleep at 2am, now 4am and last night I doesed a little but did not sleep at all. And even though I am really sleepy, wanting to rest my head on a pillow… so warm an soft and lovely, ah…. I wont! Because the theory is I can reset my sleep pattern if I stay awake… just like with jet lag. SO TODAY I AM AWAKE! well hopefully.
I have had one cup of coffee, I sip as I write down my thoughts and plan out my day.
To be continued….
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