Friday, January 20, 2012

Getting the Rust Out

This is what I feel like right now, a rusty robot. The holidays, moving, a medical scare followed by a unrelated medical procedure, and a new teaching gig have not been good for my art-doing.

It's pretty remarkable how much doing art everyday really makes it easier to do. Before all the holiday/moving/teaching craziness set in, I was drawing everyday. I never stopped completely even when I was distracted, but I wasn't doing it as consistently as I was.

Now that my life is settling back into a rhythm, I'm realizing what a difference it makes to do something on a consistent basis. It so hard to get going on drawing when you haven't done it for a week or even a few days.

So, Rusty Robot, that's me.

Anyway, I'm a big fan of the blog Comic Tools. The Author just wrote a couple posts on this subject, though his breaks were longer and much more dramatic than mine. An inspirational read regardless.


Chris said...

Medical scare?

I don't know that this qualifies as a sketch related blog, but it is a great blog, period:

Scott said...

Sorry, "Medical Scare" is sort of a gross exaggeration. I've had this lump on my head for the last few years. I finally got it check out because it seemed to be getting bigger. It turns out that it was just a fat lump.