It is kind of sad, if five drawings before reaching 500 (!) drawings, my inspiration is at an all time low, where my best idea is drawing my dog’s squeaky toy. Granted, it is a funny toy. Maybe I should make a series as she has many.
My second day in Procreate feels a bit more comfortable, I like the smooth lines and the speed at which sketching can go. At first, I was not motivated at all to draw this morning. I figured I would use the afternoon to draw and hope for the best inspiration-wise. Kind of taking the pressure of an every day drawing for a change.
I crawled out of bed with this mindset, not rushing at all. I am trying to get meditation into my daily routine again, so at 6:05 I started a 5 minutes meditation session. Breathe in, breathe out. After this session I just decided to doodle anyway. No pressure to finish anything, just make a start, see where my thoughts will go.
It went so well, that this ‘fishy squeaky’ was almost done at 6:45 am, content with the end result I just embellished until 7 am, still quite relaxed. A drawing under ~35 minutes.
It is funny how a negative mindset (I can’t finish my drawing anymore this morning as there is no time, so I might as well not even start) can be crippling, and simply not even true, as I did finish my drawing, and still had time to spare. The brain is terrible at predicting future events (unless you fall out of a building and the ground rushes towards you, there is a very big chance you will hit the ground).
Is drawing digitally so much faster? I don’t know. Maybe. Just not getting upset about the time left or end result also helps. Maybe the meditation just made me more focused and put me in a relaxed mind state, who knows.