Lack of motivation

Chatty, Drawing

I’ve been finding recently that I don’t have the same patience/attention span for art.
When I was younger I could work on something for HOURS and for days on end. I think a big difference is that as an adult there are always other things I feel I need to be getting done. I know the advice is “do what makes you happy, make time for it” etc. but I’m still working on convincing myself it is important to me. (By this I mean I know it’s important to me, but with work, and seeing my partner and making time for friends, it’s easy to think it’s not a priority.)

I’m working on finding a balance still. That is why I started posting on here after all. While I figure it all out here are some unfinished posts. I hate posting anything that I’m not sure I’ll finish, but to do so is definitely in keeping with the spirit of this blog.

And as a final attempt to remotivate mysrlf – here are those finished art deco gals:

Art Deco Dolls


For Christmas my brother got me a book on graphic and illustration from the art deco era. I wanted to work on proportion and scale, and generally speeding up a little bit.

In general I think I’m getting better at making the initial sketch part more accurate and speedy. It’s still taking me a very long time in general though. Is that something other people find when using pencils too?

Sorry for the bad picture quality. I feel like I should take more care with the overall image quality and aesthetic of these posts, but I really wanted to make sure it was quick and easy to post, otherwise I just don’t trust myself to update.

I’ll post when I’ve worked on the picture a little more.