Dealing with that self-concious feeling

In a previous post at the Comix Blog, I shared a story fragment that one of my dolls was based on.  Now I’ve been making drawings based on the same story.  I find the fact that I’m sharing my work in progress there very inhibiting.  My drawings are very stiff – I’m struggling to let the story find itself.  Instead of the work growing by chance and working by taking advantage of the accidents, I get stuck on visualising what the work should look like when it’s finished and trying to achieve that vision. Yuck.

I decided to share only fragments of my unfinished drawing, to give myself more space to make changes without feeling self-concious.  And in the process, discovered something rather interesting.  The fragments are much better than the whole drawings.  Hmmm.  Maybe that’s something to work with.





1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Jesse
    Apr 13, 2011 @ 08:20:07

    Fragments are a good solution. I’ve resigned myself to producing a few drawings that I know will be stiff – they’re ‘for the show.’ I hope once those are out of the way, and I’m feeling less panicky about having at least something to show, my next drawings will be more interesting.

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