Hello, hope everyone is having a good summer!
Here's my issue..
I'm currently on summer hols until end the end of September from university. I've just finished my first year, and during that year realised my life drawing skills need to be improved alot. I want to be really good and am prepared to put the time in. I decided it would be a great opportunity to make big advances in my practice over the summer, before the course becomes more intense next term.
I work 4 days a week, but have the other three to work on my drawing, although I don't always have the full time off.
My problem is that I told myself I'd draw and draw and draw unitl I improve. But I'm finding it really hard drawing with no aim or goal. I have no model so alot of my drawing is done from photos/magaziones/off the top of my head.
It's REALLy frustrating because I sit there, like today, reading Richard William's book and just wanting to draw, but don't know where to start!!!
I've been out into town like people have suggested before, but can't do this every day as it is a bus trip away and it is an exercise that takes up over half my day. Plus its people moving quickly about all the time, not studies.
The most annoying thing is, I want to do all these things and have ideas for them, like painting, animation, illustration, sketching, comics. I've even written these ideas down! I told myself I'd work through them, but find it near impossible to start one when all I want to do is draw!
Today was when I admitted to myself I was struggling with this. I feel as though I need structure, like a project or something. But what? Does anybody else get this confusion/stuck in a rut thing? I feel as though if I had life drawing classes to go to I'd do it because it's set in a timetable, a structure. And I'd feel like I'm doing stuff.
At the moment, I'm still drawing and doing stuff, like random paintings, drawings, sketches. I evemn started a comic, but it came to a halt as it was too ambitious. I think tht is also my problem as I set myself to higher goal, then can't achieve it.
PLEASE help me get out of this if you have any advice!
Thank you for your time in advance,