Today I just wasn’t having a good drawing day. I’m not quite sure why. I spent a long time trying to figure out what to draw. This involved a big long argument with myself about what I ought to draw versus what I wanted to draw. In the end I decided that I just wanted to draw more robot heads so I went for it.
Unfortunately I just felt like I couldn’t really get the hang of these today. It took me forever just to get one down and I just couldn’t get it to look right. I was probably over thinking it a bit. All of them just kept feeling off and in the end I wasn’t happy with any of them.This led me to think that I needed more practice with just the basic sphere and trying to split it up into equal divisions. I drew a page of circles and tried to go through the process of making it look three dimensional and figuring out where the dividing lines needed to go and why. Basically I was trying to deconstruct the beach ball into its component parts and figure out ow to reconstruct it properly. This led to a page of circles, atoms and beach balls.
I feel like I was starting to get the hang of these near the end but I was still struggling with them a lot. Trying to think in three dimensions can be a bit taxing sometimes and I just couldn’t seem to get my head into it today.
I decided that I would do a page of just basic patterns and doodles to wind down.
Turns out that I spent a lot of time over thinking these too and struggling a lot. Today just wasn’t my day for this. I couldn’t get myself into the right frame of mind for drawing. I suppose it’s bound to happen once in a while when you’re drawing every single day for a whole year. Hopefully it doesn’t happen too often though. With any luck I’ll be feeling more up to drawing tomorrow and won’t be as thoroughly disappointed with everything I produce. Fingers crossed.