11:02 AM, Sunday April 18th 2021
I too have the same problem
I have a very wild visual imagination but it's only when I'm about to sleep on my bed
but when I want to draw
& I have my pen on paper all I see is just blank
I still don't have a solution
but I have some methods I'm trying to use to fix this
Just scribbling in lines & shapes until something happens (either I'll see what I'm looking for or something completely new to draw) this is called practicing pareidolia
I try (when I have the clear image in my head) to draw it without any pen or paper all completely inside my head
by breaking it into lines & shapes turning it in 3D space & basically doing a study of that thing inside my head & trying to draw it line by line inside my head
so when I actually have a paper in front of me all I have to do is repeat what I just did in my head having a better idea where to start & what to do
- maybe I don't have a solid idea of what I want to draw is so I just use reference images of whatever resembles what I already wanted to draw
just to aid the process
- I look at more images of what I want to draw whatever that might be
doing purely visual studies (no pen no paper just my eyes & a hand drawing on air) to enhance the vividness of my visual library
- maybe you just forget the thing you're trying to draw
like when you enter a room & forget why you entered the room in the first place
a method to refresh your and try to remember is to repeat what you just did from before you got the idea
example: I was doing (x) then I got up to do (x)
walking by (x) and getting distracted by (x) for an embarrassing 2 minutes
at which point I unlocked my phone & opened (x) app and that's when I saw (x) which reminded me of (x) and that gave me the idea to draw (x)...
and you get the idea.
- one last method is to just start drawing
it doesn't matter how or where just start
it might come back to you, it might not, it might look bad in the end or not.
if it looks bad then redraw it again having your visual aid & experience of the first.
hope I helped in some way or another