Daphne | Chunghwa ink and brush pen
I used to draw a lot of things straight out of my head. I was in grade school and it was usually during math class. Something about art school in college knocked that out of me and I got tangled up in the need for reference, the need to try to make it right and I lost the ability to draw my stream of conciousness and became horrifically self-conscious about the whole thing. I find it really frustrating now – sitting down to draw and finding there is nothing there. I think in images continually – dream in them too – to the point of exhaustion, but they flee as soon as I pick up a drawing tool. I’m trying to fix that. I’m also trying to be ok with bad drawing – hoping that once I’ve fixed the thought process behind it, the drawing will come.