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.