Early Morning Doodling

This was supposed to be my June Rubber Onion Battle entry post, but guess what! I hate the one I finished yesterday. There are a great many things wrong with it, but the most noticeable one is that there’s next to no animation in it. I actually thought I was being clever, but as I stared onto the monstrosity I created I realized it was just bad, really really bad. Fortunately, as I was about to fall asleep I came up with a much better idea. I’m not sure I’ll be able to finish it in time, but as of today, I’m actually pretty optimistic.

As some of you might’ve seen on my Instagram, I’m trying a new thing again. I’ve heard of the concept of Morning Pages a few years ago, and I’ve been meaning to try it sometime. Only with drawings instead of writings. The general idea is that you sit down to spill your thoughts, without censoring anything, first thing in the morning, and that you fill three pages with handwritten words. (I think it’s part of “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron, but I don’t have much to say about it because I’ve not read the book.)

So far I’ve dragged myself out of bed at 6 AM for a whole two days straight, to draw and write in the new sketchbook I bought for just this occasion. I might’ve also bought some pretty new pens just to give myself that extra pinch of motivation… The images above are crops from my two first pages so far, I’ve filled the rest of the white space with text after I took the photos. So far so good, I’m planning on posting on Instagram a cropped image of some of the nicer doodles I end up with there, hopefully daily.

Off to animate my “Nature Show Minus Animals” battle entry!

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