Today I decided to work from a “Draw This” video on YouTube but it became extremely frustrating.
The DrawThis videos on YouTube are great, I’ve drawn from them many times. They are a great resource to use if you want a simulated life drawing experience. But for some reason today, I could not draw well at all. It seemed like every line I put down was wrong and as I progressed through the poses I became more and more agitated. This has never happened to me before and I hope it doesn’t happen again.
I think next time if I feel myself getting so upset I will put the drawing down and come back later after a walk in nature or something. Art is not easy it takes a combination of muscle memory, delicacy and a focused mind to accomplish well and today I didn’t have any of that going for me. I should have recognized that and just taken a long break.