"In the end, there is no ideal condition for creativity.
What works for one person is useless for another.
The only criterion is this: Make it easy on yourself.
Find a working environment where the prospect of
wrestling with your muse doesn't scare you, doesn't shut you down.
It should make you want to be there, and once you find it, stick with it.
To get the creative habit, you need a working environment that's habit-forming.
All preferred working states, no matter how eccentric, have one thing in common:
When you enter into them, they compel you to get started."
~ Twyla Tharp
Today is the first Day of Summer Sketching 2019!
I just discovered an inspiring, author, philosopher and dancer, named Twyla Tharp. I am currently studying her book, 'The Creative Habit' and enjoying it very much; especially since I have decided to pursue The Creative Habit of Drawing Everyday again this summer!
I'm a bit rusty, but I drew 3 sets of 1/4 turn, 2 minute gestures this afternoon
and I feel pretty psyched!
Here's the first set with the reference shots, if you'd like to give it a try.
I'm putting together a short video explaining how I do this exercise and it will be
coming out soon. In the meantime, you can go HERE to see photos and a detailed
explanation of the process. Feel free to use these reference shots to do your own
drawings, if you want to. If you do, a mention, #Sketchingeveryday
(and a link if you are so inclined) is always appreciated!
"Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is a result of good work habits.
That's it in a nutshell ...
In order to be creative, you have to know how to prepare to be creative."
~ Twyla Tharp
Happy Sketching and Creating,
P.S. See a link to Twyla's book on Amazon in the side bar.