When You're Not Feeling It
“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” -Auguste Rodin
Have you ever just not been feeling it? 🤷♀️
This can lead to some of the WORST days in the studio. There is work to be done, but no drive to do it, which can cause frustration and feelings of inadequacy as you struggle through practice, commissions, or whatever else is on your slate for the day.
You don't get to choose when these days happen. Sometimes, there are circumstances beyond your control that can change your entire mood and desire to paint.
What you can do is set a routine. ☝
Atmosphere and environment can play a crucial role in setting the mood for the studio. A day when you're not feeling it can turn into one filled with productivity and passionate painting.
Now, this won't work in every case or every circumstance. There are going to be things that throw off your mojo that are too extreme for even a routine to fully correct.
In those cases, stop, take a deep breath, and step away for a while. There is no sense going into the studio to frustrate and degrade yourself. Get your mind right first, and then go paint.
Hand-painted in Adobe Photoshop CC using the Wacom Intuos Pro and the Wacom Art Pen.
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