Last Thursday I went to life drawing for the first time in a few weeks.
I turned up and I actually found that I completely wasn’t in the mood at all to be there. I just felt so tense and tired and like I didn’t want to look at the model enough to draw her. Instead I wanted to zone out and relax at home with my husband and daughter. But I didn’t. I was there so I was drawing.
Thursdays drawings are not my favourite bits of work ever. But forcing myself to work even when I don’t feel like it, forcing myself to produce something, forcing myself to look and attempting to try find ways to loosen up and relax or at least to make marks using drawing games or practise exercises was certainly very useful and I know will benefit me in the long run.
Sometimes as a professional artist you have to work even when you can’t be bothered. Finding techniques to get through these times is crucial.
Here are the drawings I produced even though I didn’t feel like doing any of them.