Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Few Chicks

Finally swatted those monkeys off my back! Feels so good and yet it's still proving to be quite a conundrum as far as drawing goes.

I'm still in sitting in purgatory over this whole drawing thing. How do I get back into it and why should I keep doing it? The feeling is lacking and at times I feel like I'm forcing it out of habit without any emotional attachment to it. That's not a good sign, at least not for me anyways. I need that 'special something' to go on with, without that 'special something' there is no point to it. Call it a spark if you will, passion, love or desire. Drawing, sometimes I hate it, sometimes I miss it. I don't always love it so it's very hard to keep on keeping on with this whole thing.

I know the writing sounds pretty dim. It's just the way I feel about it hence the lack of updates over the last few months.

I need something like a comeback. Perhaps a new way of thinking, or feeling, or rediscovering is in order.


joverine said...

very cool! glad to see you're back in the saddle
the top right one looks awesome!-the one with the covered eyes

diggin' the quotes post u have previous too-good to find inspirational motivationals :)

CapnG said...

Maybe you just need to challenge yourself, do something to shake you out of your funk. Pick a subject matter you wouldn't normally draw if left to your own devices and then draw it.

Mind Miner said...

Joverine -- Thanks bro. I'm all saddle with no horse!

CapnG -- That's usually a way to get out of a rut to find creative new ways to get back into drawing. This thing is a core issue.

Freckles said...

I know what it feels like to struggle with wanting to draw. I stopped completely when I became an animator and now 3 years later I picked up a pencil and haven't been able to put it down. Don't fight your feelings, just go with it. When you are ready you will feel it!

Mind Miner said...

Freckles: Thanks for the kind words. I'll keep that in mind.

Glad you found a way to get back into drawing, for yourself. Sounds like you got the burnout issue solved. :)