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September 14th, 2005 #1
Fear the new sketch book
Recently a got my self a nice new sketch book, good paper, nice size and perfect for sitting around sketching all day.
But then the problems stated…..what to draw in it, what’s the first thing to go in…..oh no pressure.
Normal I just get stuck in but a week later I’m sitting with it in front of me still pristine.
What’s happened too me, have lost my drive, is there no hope, is it fear of a bad drawing. Well I’m about to make the first step here goes…..there’s one line and another ooh I’m on a roll…a few more…..hang on…it looks like a eye. I’ve draw an eye wooohooo…..admittedly it in the top corner and its rather small but it’s a start.
So has any one else suffer from new sketch book syndrome, if so we my need a support group. How do you deal with it? When was your worst drawing block, share your pain there’s people hear to listen I know I feel better.
Hide this ad by registering as a memberSeptember 14th, 2005 #2
When I was younger *ahem* I used to take the best page from the last sketchbook and place it on top of the new one.
But really, you should just draw.
September 14th, 2005 #3
hey i don't even care anymore about putting something bad on the page. i am pumping so many pages out a day, that means i throw so many stuff away cause i am not satisfied with it. and then i just start again on a new blank page. Sometimes i only made about 4-5 strokes or so, and then i go over to a new page. and this 4-6 times in a row......naja
September 14th, 2005 #4
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A sketchbook is just that: a book for SKETCHES...
no need for finished stuff or the dopest drawings evar!1
Even if you manage to put the bestest drawing you ever did on the first page, by the time you finish the last page, you won't be that proud of the first page anymore.. that's because you improve with every drawing and that is exactly what a sketchbook is for.
Just doodle away, i have this so called "block" every day.. but i fill up to 20 pages a day, so it can't be all killer shit.
You improve with every line you put down and you'll see the results eventually, you just need to to say "fuck it" and start drawing.
all my first pages are crappy, hell most of my pages are... but i think that's the whole point of having a sketchbook.
September 14th, 2005 #6
September 15th, 2005 #7
Well I’m cured after that communal ass kicking . One of you hit the nail on the head and that the super friendly emily_g.
People all ways pick up my sketch book at work so I think I was beginning to get a bit paranoid what a put in it. But once I got my head right the flood gates did open and now I’m storming though the book.
Thanks Guys for the kicking (big hug for emily_g as she’s clever)
September 15th, 2005 #8
September 16th, 2005 #9
Yea, good advice Emily g. But I´d rather not do that cause when I draw something thinking that noone will ever see, I tend to draw something so gruesomely ofensive and feel so ashamed that I just scramble all over it, try to rip it from the paper, torn it all to pieces and burn... maybe not that much but anyway. Is that normal?