So, I've been at this drawing thing for a bit and I'm starting to feel like its becoming tedious.
At first I picked up drawing as a practical tool. I wanted to be able to communicate visual ideas visually. After initially picking up the pencil, I became really invested in it, because I could feel myself learning. Every time I picked up a pencil, or looked at some new artist, I was totally confident that I was walking away with a quantifiable and practical piece of knowledge.
But more years in, I feel like everything's becoming uncomfortably familiar. I'm usually not jaw droppingly surprised by any new information that I learn. I spend the majority of my drawing time just practicing, and I'm not even sure why I do it anymore because there's nothing novel or exciting happening. I'm just doing the same things over and over- drawing things that I imagine or see in real life, applying graphite or paint to paper or canvas and it goes on like that year after year.
So I'm wondering what some other people might be doing to keep the process of applying mark to paper exciting, and if they had any advice to offer. I thought I could just draw through this funk but I've been feeling this way for years now. Input much appreciated.