Having trouble slowing down and observing.
8:35 PM, Wednesday June 15th 2022
Title. This might get long.
My texture section work so far: https://imgur.com/a/DygjqjI
For most of the texture section, I tend to not spend a lot of time observing, and instead I draw a couple marks after just a few short glimpses of the reference.
After a while, I tend to use what little understanding I have of the texture and just fill in the rest of the rectangle/sausage form with what I know already (like the pebbles in my texture analysis, and the almond texture in my dissections page.)
There was a point where I tried taking observation more seriously. But now I can't even get myself to slow down well enough to retain a good amount of information (at least for drawing).
This isn't just for Drawabox, it also happens when I've tried studying my favorite art styles (which, cough, consist of cartoons and anime, but anyways...). I tend to underestimate how much I need to observe before putting a mark down.
I know why we observe, I'm just wondering, how do we actually slow down and do it?
This might just be me being bored/rushing, but even if I really wanted to, it feels difficult to mindfully observe, understand, and transfer.
We're not expected to be perfect at first, I know. But I'm convinced I'm doing something wrong here.
How long does it take to apply the steps of observing, understanding, and transfering? Is this something that's different for everybody?
How are some able/wanting to stare at a picture for hours?
Again, not that I hate the idea of slowing down and observing, just wondering how.