I wrote this and posted it on tumblr just now, but thought maybe I’d post it here too! Plus some pictures.
I realise I should briefly sum up what I am doing, actually. I don’t know if I’ve written any description previously, bar speculation on what I want to do in the future… At the moment I am drawing with mixed media on lots of pieces of paper (about a3 size). These usually involve some sort of text about what I’m anxious about and an accompanying drawing. I try to resolve my problems on the page and arrive at a more rational perception of a situation (instead of, ‘my friends didn’t text me, they hate me!’)… While I’ve been doing this project, I feel like my drawing has kind of gotten complacent however.
I feel crappy regarding my work lately, probably because I am doing this really extended project – which makes me feel restricted. I think it has been useful to do this series of drawing, but it has made me realise what I would like to work on/towards afterwards.
I would like to do some more life drawing, preferably of men, to improve my understanding of forms. I’d like to practise more with watercolours so that I’m a little better at controlling them. I’d like to draw more backgrounds, practise drawing still lifes (chairs and angular man-made things), environments, etc.
I also miss drawing things that are aesthetically pleasing, polished, finished. A lot of the works for this project are weak on their own, but good when in the group.