In which I needlessly berate myself for already missing two days in my new “daily project” and for my lack of drawing skills. Which is incredibly stupid, because thinking that way just makes me want to not draw. Which is absolutely the worst possible way to improve at drawing. I realized that this is a habitual way of thinking for me- I suck at running, so I have avoided running. With the result that I look like a very fit person and am very strong, but have terrible cardio fitness. I suck at certain circus tricks so I avoid doing them, and when forced to do them in class I blunder through instead of carefully considering how I could improve. And guess what, I still suck at them. Time to accept that it’s ok to not be good at everything and do some actual work to improve. That’s part of what I hope to achieve by doing this daily/frequent drawing project.
August 31, 2014