Here comes the finish line! I didn’t want to accept that I couldn’t draw 7 pictures in 7 days and I have been way too slow the entire week. That’s why I sat down yesterday and drew some sketches really really really fast since I wanted to finish this project on time! Besides, it’s eastern and I really want to spend time with my family in peace without being bothered by knowing that I still have to finish this. Unfortunately, our Internet stopped working right after I was ready to post so the blog entry is coming a little late. So today you get day #7, #6 and #5.
Well, damn me! So much for being productive a whole week straight. Drawing every day was exactly the reason I started this project but I simply couldn’t do it due to my current, very stressful life. But I’m back with day #3 now, two days late but that’s better than nothing in my book!
Welcome to day #2! I must admit I have already started to struggle with the sketching week since I just started to work at my new job today and really have other things in my mind right now. Maybe yesterday wasn’t the perfect time to start this project, but I did it, so I will stick with it!
It has been a constant problem of mine that I am too scared to draw simply because of the fear of failure. Because most of the time a drawing doesn’t end up the way I want it to and then I get really discouraged and don’t even want to pick up the pencil the next time I am thinking about drawing. That’s why I absolutely don’t do it often enough. Even though I really love it, it’s it’s not something that’s a part of my daily or even weekly routine. Art and I have a love/hate relationship but this is something I am now trying to change. I have already talked about this in an earlier post, why you shouldn’t give up on drawing, so if you are struggling with the same problem or are thinking of giving up, feel free to head over there to get some encouragement!
My father always says a good artist can produce something wonderful even if they have the worst tools to work with. It comes from the artist. That may be true but there are certainly ways to make your drawing experience easier and more fun. And if you have the opportunity to use things that help you bring your inner artist out, you should definitely take it. There are some instruments I just need to use in order to create the picture I want, things I never want to miss. Here are my 5 most essential sketching tools that I recommend everybody to have in their pencil case.