5 Stages I Experience When I Start Drawing Something
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5 Stages I Experience When I Start Drawing Something

Drawing has given me a roller coaster of feelings that I have experienced even though it is only with a pencil and paper.

5 Stages I Experience When I Start Drawing Something

Drawing has given me a roller coaster of feelings that I have experienced even though it is only with a pencil and paper. Both happy and fun! Here are the five experiences I mostly have when drawing.

1. Hey, I can actually draw this...

This is the most positive feeling when drawing on a piece of paper and having a pencil in my hand. After looking at great artworks by amazing artists, I get so motivated but also nervous because I do not think that I can actually draw that great. However, one must realize to believe in one's own potential in drawing and try out drawing it on the piece of paper. I sometimes have underestimated myself and get surprised by myself on what I can draw on a piece of paper. One will never know until one starts drawing!

2. OK, what do I draw?

This always happens to me. I get so motivated to draw but then once I get a piece of paper and grab my pencil, my mind becomes blank. This question of what to draw pops in my head. Sometimes when this question comes up, I wonder in my head for a while which wastes a lot of time because most of the time, I come up with nothing to draw and my paper has been left blank and untouched for hours while my pencil rests on the paper. I also then realize that I need an idea on what to draw or what mood I am feeling in order to draw something out on paper.

3. What do I draw next?

This is a funny feeling that comes every time I draw. For example, after I draw a character's head or face on the piece of paper and it looks great, but then I wonder on what to draw next. Should I draw the whole body of the character? What pose should this character be in? This pose looks great but I think some other pose might look better, etc. This question of what to draw next helps me to be both productive and unproductive because it helps me continue drawing and stops me from drawing at the same time.

4. How come the drawing doesn't come out the way I want it to be?

Most of the time, I get a great idea on what to draw, but then when I draw it out and finish it, it does not come out the way I want it. There are times after looking or finishing a drawing, I feel sometimes that something is not right with this drawing. I get pretty upset. Then, sometimes I try to fix the drawing, but it gets worse. On the other hand, when I try to fix the drawing, it gets better and I get more satisfied and happier with it. Sometimes after finishing a drawing and does not come out the way I want it be, doesn't mean it is bad but it might be a way for me to see the bigger picture of the drawing and see how I can enhance on it.

5. Where is my eraser?

When I always draw, especially when I am productive on my drawing and all the sudden I make a little pencil mistake on my drawing, I automatically think of my eraser. The eraser can erase any drawing mistake on paper. Then, I go look for my eraser. Usually, it's in my supply case which can be easily found. However, honestly, there are times that I do have my eraser besides my paper but then it gets lost. Then, I have to put down my pencil on my drawing and stand up to search for my eraser. Sometimes I have to search through my supply case like two times and look around when I sit to find my eraser.

What are some of the experiences you have when drawing?

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