2. Art Thoughts
It's the start of the project. Your mind is buzzing with designs, colors, and visions of your final piece. Excited, you pick up your trusty drawing tools, poised to transfer dream into drawing. And then...
Sketch after sketch fails to match your mind, or the design is so ambitious that it becomes a chore to approach, or nothing reaches the paper.
Has this ever happened to you? It always happens to me (case in point, this week's newsletter illustration). Sometimes I imagine so many possiblities for a picture that I can get stuck at the blank page. Other times, I sketch something so complex that I end up getting so frustrated trying to make it look right that I end up abandoning the idea altogether.
But whenever this happens to me, I remind myself that it's okay to take a break. It's okay to scrap an idea. It's okay to go with a simpler version. It's okay to get frustrated. It's okay to start over. Believe me when I say: every artist has gone through this.
Don't give up. Try taking your art to a new location to work on it. Try asking a friend to look it over and get a fresh perspective. Do whatever you need to to find the fun and passion for the project again, and you'll succeed!