It’s been a little over a week since I finished the experiment. So with that temporal distance, it is time to look at the results and see what I’ve learned or had to confront during the process.
Drawing takes time. It requires sitting down for five hours and actually working on a single drawing during that time. I feel a bit bad whenever I spend my time in such a way. I probably shouldn’t feel bad. Quick sketches don’t require a lot of attention to detail and instead count on skill and spirit and feeling, but digital drawings and illustrations with an intention are a different story. At least the sort of digital drawings and illustrations that I would like to improve on. So developing more patience would be good.
A drawing a day is great practice, because it puts you in a situation where you need to make decisions: ‘Do I want to draw a quick sketch and be over with it? Or will I give this sketch more attention and colour it? To do other things and have a sketch or to have a coloured drawing and no other activities for the rest of the day… Hmm.’
It would be very useful to continue this. Or better yet, to work on a drawing every day. Or sketch. To work on developing my drawing technique, the way I feel when I sketch, think, develop… Many things. There are many things that can be done here. So I better get on that soon.