Tuesday, May 8, 2018

I forgot How To Paint

A couple of weeks ago I was trying to beat a deadline on an illustration assignment. After that was done I can go back into my personal work and get back into building up my YouTube channel. But what happened instead was that I crashed in to a wall. It seemed as though I forgot how to paint. Everything that I tried to do I struggled with and could not finish or I finished something and then trashed it because it didn't look right to me.

Don't know how or why I hit this block but I felt like I couldn't get anything done. I posted the video below talking about getting through this but on reflection there is one thing I would add to what I said in the video. That would be that I need to get out and paint outdoors, paint from life and not just photos or my imagination. Coming face to face with the subject that I am painting or drawing always seems to help. Even if I am not successful at it I know that I am heading in the right direction as far as building up my skills in observation and translating that in my drawing or painting.

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