Every so often, I’ll make a sketch that makes me feel like I might know what the hell I’m doing. These are the sketches that keep me coming back for more.
Maybe not the most anatomically correct drawings ever, but there is something about these two quick sketches (the one above was a little over 5 minutes, and the one below was about 10 minutes) that rings true to me.
I have to say that I’m feeling particularly gratified at this moment, because I’ve spent the past 55 days or so drawing every day, and most of those days included figure drawing (nearly 400 poses since the start of the year so far). I was really beginning to question myself and my future, because I was not seeing any tangible progress. These two sketches are different from anything I’ve done in the past 2 months, and I would argue that they are demonstrably better than my best stuff from only a few weeks ago.
Something seems to have clicked tonight; I can only hope it doesn’t un-click itself.