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The Curse of the Inner Critic

Whenever I am having a day like today, where my inner critic has deflated my ego I re-read this article.  It’s called “Can I draw?” – How to tell if you’re good enough. It reminds me that I need to focus on MY art and not trying to create a reproduction. Particularly in the case where I am trying to reproduce a photograph. It also reminds me not to be so darn hard on myself. It has been years since I’ve been drawing regularly, and like I mention all the time, you need to PRACTICE drawing to be good at it. You need to do it all the time.

With that being said, I wasn’t going to share an update to my progress on the drawing I choose this morning to work on out of concern that someone would criticize it as hard as I criticize myself.


Then I realized something…This is me. This is MY blog. This is MY life, and this is MY drawing, it’s not perfect, but it does reflect who I am well enough and if someone wants to critique, then so be it. So with that final decision made, here it is, my drawing (a work in progress) beside the original photograph I took.

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