Break it Up to Keep Motivated

Today I was feeling overwhelmed by all that I needed to do on this drawing so I decided to break it up to keep motivated.

Not only in art but in many aspects of our lives we are overwhelmed by one situation or another. Sometimes our challenges seem so big that we could never overcome them. The best way that I’ve found to manage these situations is to analyze the challenge and break it up into smaller chunks then tackle those chunks with the energy you do have.

For my Dr Who drawing I just focused on his forehead. More specifically, I wanted to try and achieve the roundness of his forehead. That’s it, nothing more. Just a small part of the head and one specific aspect of it.

“Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.”

Buddha
The Tenth Doctor David Tennant drawing

Previous Dr Who Drawing Posts

Warm-up

The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.

warm-up

One Minute Gestures

One minute gestures from The Natural Way to Draw book, and like I said yesterday I would get back to them today.

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

I was able to bring some motivation back for this drawing by breaking it up.

What needs work? What did you learn?

I need to remember this when I’m going into surgery soon and break up everything in my life to keep motivated and moving forward.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

One thing at a time, every little but I can do to move forward counts. Even on the worst days.

2 Comments

  1. Loving the videos, great job! And super-stoked about David Tenant’s Doctor Who.
    And as you can probably imagine, I can totally relate to feeling overwhelmed. I’m the queen of taking on too much. So I appreciate the reminder of breaking things up and focusing on the smaller bits.

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