Day 24: Uninspired and self-critique

Dogs fighting

Felt really uninspired and unmotivated today. First time in 24 days! It had to happen at some point.

I need something to inspire me on days like this. I have got something: on instagram I have saved pictures that have given me ideas, I should have looked at those. I will next time.

I just got bored.

A chair, Donald Trump, Dogs fighting

A chair, Donald Trump, Dogs fighting

Today I also did the first self-critique from the Keys to Drawing book by Bert Dodson.



I completed all the tasks but my two major failings where that I didn’t “draw blind” and I didn’t “restate” enough.

Drawing blind is drawing while you are looking at the thing  you are drawing.

Restating is redrawing a line that you have already drawn but not erasing it.

So I think I need a couple of days of practicing these skills.

Drawing blind is hard because I think it’s just going to be wrong! So I’m reluctant to do it. I need  to overcome the fear of being seen  to be wrong.

Why restate when you can erase? Quicker!? It’s what it says to do in the book so I should bow to his knowledge, and do as he says. Draw with a pen then I can’t erase.

The other thing I need to do is “focusing” i.e., draw something but just pick on one area of the object to focus on.


Time spent on drawing and drawing related activities

Time spent drawing today: 1:00
Total time drawing: 61:29

Time spent developing website/blogging today: 1:11
Total time developing website/blogging: 52:34

Time spent on social media today: 1:04
Total time on social media: 4:03

(New category reading/studying up till now this was probably included in other categories)

Time spent on reading/studying today: 0:18
Total time on reading/studying: 0:18

Posted on: January 4, 2017