Having a tough time abiding to that 50/50 rule.
1:54 AM, Tuesday September 22nd 2020
I have been on drawabox for a few months and I'm on lesson 4 right now, but as the title implies I havent really been following the 50/50 rule. And by not really following, I basically mean I havent been following. The amount of stuff I've drawn unrelated to drawabox is absolutely dwarved by the amount I have. In the end I feel that it is because I just enjoy seeing the improvements I make by doing coursework rather than seeing passive improvement by drawing random other things. If I try to sit down and draw for reasons unrelated to drawabox, I usually go through the following -
1 - Okay I'll use this as reference. This is something I would like to draw.
2 - I know that a constructional approach would be good for getting this done, so let me try.
3 - Okay, I have an idea of what kind of shapes and perspective I need to use, let me put it down.
4 - It's down on the paper and it seems a bit.... off, but Ill keep going.
And it usually breaks down at around step 4+ and I just kinda don't feel like doing it anymore.
Most of the time I feel like I pick a reference out of my weight class, and I just feel either discouraged or overwhelmed and I kinda just stop. That very small amount of non-drawabox work is basically entirely unfinished because of this.
I enjoy doing the drawabox assignments more just because I can SEE the improvement, and that improvement drives me forward. When I try to apply what I have learned so far to references like cars for example, I fall short because it is a complex subject I havent gotten up to. The difference between my first drawings in lesson 3 and the latest is MASSIVE and that keeps me going.
Should I just keep trying to draw what I "want" and push through, or should i pick something that I can apply my lessons to like plants instead?