I was reading Pamo’s blog – pamoblog.blogspot.com – just a few seconds ago. And I am quite surprised just how many people are feeling either strange, down or sort of out of it – if you know what I mean. I was at a pagan circle on Sunday, a ceremony to celebrate Spring Equinox which usually is an uplifting affair. But even though it was a lovely sunny spring day I was feeling unusually Out of Sorts, not really down (I won’t let myself get down after the crazy last few years I’ve had). The thing is there was others who felt the same lull. And of course, all over the Internet on blogs, websites and forums there seems to be others feeling just the same.
What with Japan, Libya, Leeds United losing 2-0 to Sheffield United and of course….the…gulp…The Big, Big Full Moon – maybe, in some way it is to be expected.
All this means, I haven’t been able concentrate at all, my mind just hasn’t been there (I know…it never is quite in this world but I’ve been worse these last few days). Tomorrow I just HAVE to get back to the stag I’m drawing. It’s not been this way because I don’t want to…I Love Drawing and I’ve promised to have the stag ready for auction but my mind just can’t focus.
What I have been doing (as I MUST draw) is quick (a few seconds) sketches where I don’t have to focus for too long. For these sketches I used a cheap drawing tablet (Wacom) that I bought a few years ago but never really used. Not sure if these things a designed for sketching but it does work.
One thing with a graphics tablet is that you can draw LOADS of quick throw-away sketches without wasting paper. It is quite funny drawing in one place and your drawing appearing in another place (the wonders of modern technology eh Cathy?). I wouldn’t normally keep this kind of thing and as you can see, I’m not much of a sketcher. I was trying to see what I could do with just a few lines in even less seconds. It has made me realise that I REALLY need to practice sketching – I can’t remember the last time I did it.
The first few pictures were 30 & 60 second sketches. So I thought I’d try a few minutes and did this man above. I am now thinking there is more to this using a graphics tablet lark than I thought…back to good old paper & pencil for me I think.
Now what can I think of to put off drawing tomorrow…
Ah yes…the empty washing up liquid bottles I use on my time machine need adjusting. It also needs more dials and levers.
Oh, by the way…the title of this post…Mmmm….its me isn’t it? Go on, you can tell me – I can take it.