Not Drawing for Drawing’s Sake


Digital portrait of a man on a textured background.

I’m trying to be more purposeful in my drawings. Rather than drawing because I feel like I need to draw to be a good little artist, I’m trying to draw something worth viewing. Seems like common sense right?

Draw something good.

But I don’t think that’s always the case…. at least not for me. Sometimes I feel like I have to be working on something all the time to consider myself an artist. So, I throw out a doodle or an animation to feel productive, it ends up looking terrible, I feel like a terrible artist, and I lose momentum.

But I’m not a terrible artist. I just didn’t put the effort in to make something worth looking at. So here’s to making drawings worth looking at!

I want to hear from you! Do you ever feel like you have to draw for drawing’s sake?

Sketch Card Numero Uno

Sketch Card

I’ve been trying to push my artwork (and myself) lately. I’ve wanted to make sketch cards for a while now. I mean, I bought a few packs of sketch cards at least a year ago and didn’t use them. So here is me using them!

I’ve used stippling a couple of times and I like the effect. Here’s another go at it with some micron pens and colored pencils. I also used to a white gel pen to stipple the background. I like the effect it made!