Friday, February 24, 2017

Doodle drawing process

The cool thing about having a morning art practice of just 30 minutes at a time is that you can really see how a drawing progresses. It also makes more clear how long a certain type of drawing (or painting for that matter) really takes.

Today I thought I might show you the progress of a doodle drawing that I did recently in my journal. I especially like showing this one because I pretty much hated it when I started it and loved it when it was finished. So don't give up before you're done, there's ugly stages in every piece of art (even if you are the only one who notices, haha).

The differences in colour between the pictures have to do with different lighting circumstances every morning depending on the weather and the hour.

The closer I got to finishing this page the more I started to like it. Looking back I think my dislike in the beginning had more to do with me feeling rusty at doing these type of doodles than with the actual drawing itself. It's hard to be objective about your own art, because it always comes with the feelings and doubts and pleasures you had while making it. A viewer only sees the end product and may love or hate it because of their own subjective feelings, doubts and pleasures.
I guess what I'm trying to say is: don't be too dismissive of your own art too soon, you never know who might love it. ;-)

If you want to follow my daily progress of morning art you can do so on my Instagram or Facebook page where I post (almost) every morning.

Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy weekend!