For a long time, I had felt like I wasn’t making any significant progress in my artwork. A few months back I decided to draw every day for a month while limiting myself to only drawing original work.
I have seen so many articles about how one can improve in their artwork and found many ways of working with it. I decided to let my imagination go wild and find how far can I stretch my capabilities.
I can agree that it was a pretty interesting development overall. I created so many artworks that I am proud of and so many that I despise. But by doing this, I was able to push myself further with how I handle using random techniques.
I remember I tried attempting perspective art which I have never done and it definitely didn’t end too well. However, I went with it and now know what are my strong points and weak points. I also experimented with many art tools and found a lot of interesting information about the drawing app I use.
However, even after all that work, I still feel like I am still not at a point where I am fully satisfied with my abilities but if I do ever feel that, won’t that take away the fun from practising. Looking at this process positively has proven to be very forthcoming and embracing days when I don’t deliver my best work is also okay with me because I know I am giving my best. I, however, need a lot more practice.
Another habit that I have cultivated through this is that I’ve been recording myself draw. This has made my life so much easier because now I can look back at how I attempted certain aspects of my drawings and then maybe cut it down to post a speedpaint on my YouTube. I have also forced myself to write a really long description in all of my videos. I always include a short poem to see how much I can force my mind to imagine by just looking at the drawing or simply by the name I have given it. Honestly, they are pretty depressing! I should write happier poems. I will, probably, with time.
I want to share my 30 day journey and what inspired me to draw each piece of work. I wonder if any of you will like me doing that. I’ve been thinking about trying to take another long route where I draw a lot of original work, I think it’ll be fun.
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