Asking a few artists I follow - what do you intrinsically enjoy about the process of creating art? I think I have a hard time drawing because I'm unskilled, and I draw because I want a result, not because I actually enjoy drawing yet. I'm trying to understand others' experiences with this, because I feel like if I found drawing itself enjoyable, I would have an easier time actually practicing and getting myself to develop as an artist. Thank you!
I had the same problem a few years back, and I’m incredibly impressed at your level of self awareness to realize that’s where your frustrations were stemming from! :0
I can’t deny, I still struggle to find the process of it enjoyable sometimes, and I usually take that as a sign that I need to try new things. My favorite parts of drawing are using long woosh-y shapes and picking out colors. Maybe less so the process of coloring and more so seeing the colors I’ve chosen come together. I also find that the subject I’m drawing can effect my mood. I’d like to draw more humans and backgrounds, but I find that drawing large werewolf like characters is much more fun and relaxing.
Any drawing where I can minimize my lines is also good. Like, one long stroke and not several short ones. These are my wooshy lines
I guess these are similar to the Line of Action. But like.. Smaller lines of action rather than the ONE TRUE LINE. All hail the Action Line.
Woosh. (this link has nothing to do with the rest of the post it just felt necessary)
I’m not sure if any of that helps, since enjoyment is a very personal thing.. But I hope you can find what really makes it all worth doing! ;V;/ <3