The Struggle

“Davina” (wip)

Sometimes it can be a bit of a struggle getting an idea from one’s imagination out on to paper, especially when you’re far more accustomed to using the left side of your brain to communicate ideas.
Last night I managed to scribble out a few preliminary sketches before getting some basic lines down before heading to bed. I fleshed out the rest of the drawing today with a heavy dose of cursing and mental anguish. I like for things to look exactly how I imagine them but in all honestly, I often feel like I have little control as to exactly how my drawings actually turn out when I’m drawing from my imagination. With this one I was going for something that felt ethereal but I turned out something that feels a bit more voluptuous, so I’m just rolling with it.
My first thought upon looking at the finished line work was Davina, the character from the tv show The Originals, so that’s what I decided to title this piece. I’m a bit hesitant to begin inking because, well, after the struggle, I really like this line drawing just the way it is. Maybe tomorrow I’ll feel differently and will be ready to ink, today though, I’m just gonna leave it be. 😊

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Pen and ink artist inspired by Nature, Beauty, Spirit and Song.

3 thoughts on “The Struggle”

  1. I just love your drawings! And following you makes me feel better about my own little ‘scratchings’ …even though I doubt I will get to your level of artistry. Thank you for sharing and inpiring me ❤️

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    1. Keep working on your craft, you will eventually reach a level of satisfaction in your work. I still have yet to reach the level of mastery I would like to be at but I’m getting better and that inspires me to keep going. Don’t give up. Keep challenging yourself and you’ll grow better over time. 😊

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