Time has been my enemy on this third week of Inktober. I feel like I’ve been attempting different things with varying degrees of failure and success. It’s obvious to me that I need more practice with elements such as human anatomy, light and shadow and composition. So basically everything. I’ve also felt like I don’t have enough time to create the drawings I want, or even to explore what I’m weak at, so my drawings feel simple and rushed and I miss glaring mistakes. It’s easy to feel bad about it, throw up papers and declare my art sucks, but I’ll just keep plugging away.
Time has been my demon this past week. I’ve had other things to do, and honestly, some nights I just want to come home and play the Sims. I guess that’s the problem with only doing art as a part-time hobby. Time management is something that will never come naturally to me. How I got over this is simply to keep drawing. That sounds trite, but it’s all there was to it. I could play the Sims for a few hours, or go out and be social, if I could just dedicate at least one hour somehow, somewhere to that ink drawing. Even if it was a simple, half hour sketch, like “Day 16 – Fat Braid”, I know I could do that. And I like drawing hair, so it also took less mental energy from me.
I realized one thing out of Inktober, is that I still want to overcome these challenges, practice more and get better. Getting better also means getting faster. It won’t take me a full hour to figure out how hands work if I kept practicing.