I meant to ask this yesterday but forgot. Now Cindy‘s jogged my memory by answering my unspoken question at her own blog: Have you noticed any change in your drawing, or in your attitude toward drawing, since November 1?
For my part, while I don’t think my drawing has improved, my willingness to mess up a pretty, clean piece of paper has slightly increased. (I say only “slightly” because just last night, I tried to get myself to break in one of my two brand new Moleskine sketchbooks—the one I’ve been using is a regular thin-leaved journal—and I couldn’t do it.) Also, my willingness to do a lousy, messy scrawl rather than an accomplished, neat illustration has increased (perhaps too much). I still tend to leave the drawing until the very end of the day, when I’m tired and lazy (though not today—I drew at lunch but don’t have my camera with me and so can’t post), but I do at least do it, because I don’t want to let the Internet down. I’m still not comfortable being seen drawing, so, for example, even though I was bored out of my skull at this week’s production meeting, I didn’t doodle so much as a dot. Perhaps next week. And I love seeing all of your drawings every day, and thinking about drawing, and identifying as a draw-er. The fact that it’s a group project makes it much more appealing to me than if I were just drawing for my own amusement. (What does that say about me?)
So. And you?
I’d love to hear from some of the nonposting people who’re drawing silently at home. Lurkers, represent!