I’m struggling to figure out why I’m do so much drawing yet I don’t feel I’m improving…
There are days as an artist where nothing goes right and everything you put down on paper or canvas just really sucks. Then there are days when everything is so simple, you’re in the zone, all your brush strokes and marks of charcoal are magnificent. Maybe not totally magnificent, but at the top of your game.
Right now I’m thinking of the plateaus written about by George Leonard, in his book Mastery. I think I’m on one of those plateaus where I need to just stick with the drawing and soon I’ll have a jump of inspiration of skill. It sucks right now but I just have to keep moving forward. One percent better every day as Brian Johnson says.
While I’m at it, if you’re struggling with motivation I highly recommend, Mastery by George Leonard and definitely Brian Johnson’s Optimize website.