Sunday, February 14, 2016
The Wandering Eye
It's hard to be stuck at work in a cubicle when all you want to do is create. Often while I'm in a meeting I'll be sketching something amongst my notes. As a young artist I had trouble creating anything from memory. Eyes, ears, and mouths were flat and lifeless. As I've developed as an artist and continued my practice, I've found that I'm now able to draw lifelike items from memory. My pencil always surprises me when it reveals something deeper than the page.
I once read that being an artist was a struggle between moments of sheer brilliance and crippling uncertainty. I struggle with that regularly, it's what pushes me to continue to learn, practice, and study. I don't let the uncertainty shut me down, I work through it, turn it into motivation, and continue to create.