SO MANY empty sketchbooks! How long do you think it will take to fill?
by, July 20th, 2014 at 03:28 PM (2433 Views)
I am the queen of making lofty goals and then letting them fall flat. I have become very aware of this recently and have been taking steps to establish better habits in my life that will lend to the fulfillment of my goals.
For example, I have made a "10,000 hours goal" for drawing, because I desperately want to improve. I have been slowly working towards this, but at the rate I am going it will take me my entire LIFE. The fact I am actually going through with it is a testament to my desire for improvement, but I acknowledge the need for MORE time spent during the week to reach 10000 hours.
I am proud of myself for going through with this. It seems that ever since I was a teenager, I would buy sketchbooks with the intention of filling them up, but after 1 or 2 pages of doodles they would inevitably get put away and forgotten. Over many years, I accumulated quite the pile of beautiful sketchbooks, ALL of which I found during my last spring cleaning session.
Look at this. 16 beautiful sketchbooks, ranging from small watercolor pads to JUMBO coffee-table-book-sized monsters. I am ashamed that I abandoned them all to sit around empty, but NO MORE.
Look at this beautiful pile. Anyone want to predict how long it will take for me to fill these guys?
Oh, and would anyone be willing to share some tips with me on scanning/photographing pencil drawings so I can share on the forums? My scans generally don't turn out so well!