The sunshine/Inspiration hypothesis

So when I come home after work, as my friends are usually busy, I stay in and go on Facebook or watch TV episodes because I am usually procrastinating from doing art work of some kind. I’m constantly avoiding doing work as I have a lack of motivation and determination to actually finish something I’ve started. Or the real reason…Laziness! I also noticed it seems I’m only inspired when it’s sunny. Does anyone else have this problem? I wonder if this is actually a thing where people lack inspiration if it’s cloudy so their mind is also cloudy and if the sun’s out they are more happy. I doubt it, it’s probably just me. My problem is I will be enthusiastic about a new art project and research it and watch Youtube videos on how to do it. Then I will start it and give up half way through. Sometimes I don’t even make it halfway. Seriously I have a Futurama drawing that I have been putting off finishing because I’m afraid I will ruin it if I continue. Damn you fear! I really wanted it to be hung up on my bedroom wall by now. It was going to be awesome. Still there is always tomorrow that I can go back and finish it. This half finishing art projects is really getting me down as I never achieve anything because I don’t put in the full effort required. That’s how I ended up with a degree that I wasn’t a hundred per cent proud of. I mean sure it’s fantastic that I even got a degree and I did work really hard but I didn’t do myself proud because I know I could have done so much better.

Ironically I just wrote another blog in the middle of this. Talk about putting things off. It’s ok the blog was very short and it mentioned cats so everything’s cool world. The internet is cat crazy. What’s up with that?

I always watch Mark Crilley’s art videos on Youtube when I’m doing art work because they continue to inspire me to do something and try out what he’s teaching in the video. I came across his videos when I was searching for how to draw eyes and after that I was hooked. His’ realism challenge’ videos are incredible and I learned a lot on perspective and character proportions. He is mostly known for his manga characters but I find the Manga style pretty difficult to draw because it’s not my own drawing style. When trying to figure out your drawing style, it’s best not to copy someone else’s.

I think I’m having a hard time thinking what to write in this blog because it is about something more serious and that is scary. ‘Reflection times’ *sings in mind*

Ok I’ll get back to you with the rest of this blog. Byeeeee!

My Futurama drawing – half finished.



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