Tuesday, May 25, 2010

GIVE YOURSELF A BREAK AND JUST DRAW!



Sometimes it's good to just draw. Focusing on an art career takes dogged determination and discipline and sometimes it's easy to feel compelled to only draw what's practical and useful for your career. I find myself thinking this more often than not, but sometimes... Sometimes I remember why I started drawing, I remember how much I enjoyed expressing myself with pencil and paper and ink. I remember how much I like the feel of scratching letters on paper with a bowl pointed nib or unloading a big watercolor brush full of black ink on a clean white sheet of bristol board. Sometimes it's nice to look at a new sheet of paper and see its emptiness as your opportunity to be yourself and say anything you feel or fear or want. Knowing there's a place you can be truly free to express yourself is empowering. So, like I said sometimes it's good to just draw.

4 comments:

renevanbelzen said...

Yep, sometimes you just need to draw and see where it takes you.

gonzalexx said...

Oh Yeah! Refreshing, Ted!

o f l o d a said...

Nice! I've been doing that lately on post-it notes.

thefusionman said...

True Rene, and sometimes you just need to draw even when it doesn't take you anywhere.

Thanks Jose, I really needed that drawing time,seriously!

You and me Ofloda, we're on the same page, or rather POSTIT! I like the warm color of fresh postits!