Take initiative, amplify your inner voice, risk failure, perservere. Inspired by the TEDx talk by Ernie Parizeau.
Lately, I've been leaving my drawings in more of a rough state. I have a folder full of drawings waiting to post, but they're in an unfinished state because I don't have time to get them clean enough to post. I realized that my goal should be to keep pushing out work and not worry so much as to how polished the final outcome is. The purpose is to develop a daily practice and to explore and improve my skills. Not every drawing will get a gold star and hung on the refrigerator door.
Also, I don't have the luxury of being able to sit at the drawing table for hours on end. I have paying projects and obligations to attended to, so I try and carve out an hour or so in the morning for this. I try to get the illustration scanned and colored by 9am. Sometimes I make it, sometimes I don't. There are other days where I'll just do a quick set in my Moleskine.
I'll go into further detail about my process in another post. There's work to be done:)