sketching without any pressure

everybody who knows me well knows that i'm always excited to get a new note or sketchbook. i don't even know how many i've got in active use right now, it's probably an average of an estimated 8 books at any given time (different sizes, papers, styles, etc). when i still went to school i received a beautiful sketchbook as a gift from my mom, i think it was an 'end of the school year' present or so.


the first page was crinkled up a bit and i thought instead of ripping it out right away i'll just make a quick sketch on it and then rip it out to throw that crinkled page away. i ended up leaving it in since i liked how the drawing came out after all. now i wish it wasn't on the first crinkled sheet of paper. 


that's often the way it goes for me. if i just want to do a quick sketch with no expectations or pressure behind it i end up really liking it.
somehow it goes both ways: i do work well without any pressure or stress and can be a self-starter, but sometimes i do need a push to start working on something and a nudge to keep going and some convincing to bring it to completion. and then i'm really happy i went through the process. the nudging and convincing usually comes from my hubby, and is appreciated very much.

how is it with your work process? 
do you also sometimes start questioning your work in the middle of it and need some gentle nudges to proceed? or do you just keep going without any doubts?


7 comments:

nikkijoy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I don't even think the crinkled paper matters, just keeps it real =) You have such a great talent!

Tracey said...

Wow Simona! I really wish I could hire you to teach me a few tips. I don't work well under pressure at all, never have. I was the kid in school who did homework right away so I was sure it was done.

Deer Little Fawn said...

That's beautiful! you've got some awesome talent! I'd be proud to have that as the first page of any sketchbook :)

karen said...

You are so talented! I love the drawing and it evokes such expression.

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

Wow, it is beautiful, and your talent is amazing. I don't like too much pressure, I like Tracey, had my homework done right away, I hated having it hanging over my head.

Tonya said...

That's amazing. My drawing ability is limited to stick figures, so I'm always amazed by others talents. I need a nudge when it comes to writing, most definitely!

Marianne said...

Sorry about the crinkles ;(( - no idea, how they got there. Yet, your sketch is excellent!! I still remember it and how impressed I was (and still am) with it.

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