When creating personal work I tend to get caught up on what I "should" draw. What would enhance my portfolio? What would look good on a postcard? What would bring me the kind of work I want to do? What will get me attention online? Is it dynamic enough? Is it dramatic enough? Is it enough enough?
I was starting to avoid drawing.
Thankfully, ICON came to save the day. In my experience, conventions are always helpful for restarting motivation and inspiration, and ICON was no exception. I saw artists who seem to exhale sketches and doodles and little sculptures like carbon dioxide. It was a wake-up call. I made myself do some sketching, and I started a new personal piece yesterday, which I will post here when it's finished.
It's not much, but I'm getting started.
Hey look, it's Helena from Orphan Black!
I would so wear this as a Halloween costume, if I actually went out and did things for Halloween.