Hi! I draw thing, just like you do! When you feel stuck in an artblock, how do you get out of it?
Stellar! Stage one is usually whining about it. Stage two is the feeling of impending doom in case I really have lost the ability to draw altogether. Stage three is punching myself pragmatically in the shut up and then sitting down to make something even if it’s shit and I’m shit and I hate it. Because keeping your pen on the page is a good thing. Stage four is still having no ideas, so I go to cafes a lot to sit and think and I draw animals I find on google images. Stage five is enjoying it again and remembering that creativity is tidal; it has its natural ebbs and flows, so feeling stuck at times is a given. Lather rinse repeat etc
As heartbreaking and sad as the episode William is, I love it for the simple fact that David directed it. Imagine him guiding Gillian through the scene emotionally, physically. Showing the crew how he wanted it to look and feel. I’m sure things were tense/strained with him having been gone for nearly a year, which had to be a challenge in itself. Not seeing each other or speaking for so long. Then bam! He’s back, but not as his usual self. Instead he’s directing HER.. Trying to imagine this is intriguing. I think David did an excellent job in showing Scully’s humanity, her vulnerability. The predicament she was in with William with the absence of his father and her other half. There’s an element of Gillian shown in Scully that isn’t normally present. So many layers of emotion are played out. It just really says to me that David took a lot of care and attention to detail for this.