This is not the post or the sketch I had planned for today. The key word here is "planned". I thought about the sketch I wanted to do, about the composition, about the story. I over thought it, and then I overdid it. What started out as a great idea became an ugly, overwrought, out of proportion mess. The harder I tried to fix it, the worse it became. I thought i could reset the process by drawing something simple like the watermelon I was eating. And I struggled with that, too - it seemed I had forgotten how to draw! But in reality I had forgotten to keep it simple, to not draw what you think, but to draw what you see. So I'm going back to the basics. I will try my original idea again, maybe after I've learned just to draw and let the process happen. Simple is best.
Watercolor in the Moleskine wc journal.