Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lack of Sleep

Me, working through reference books for a drawing

Ever since my X'mas break, I got into a habit to sleep around 2.00 in the morning and woke up around 10. My body was so adapted to the holiday hours that even though it's been more than a week since I got back to work, I could only bring myself to sleep around 1:00 am. BUT I needed to get up at 6:30 am for work!

Lack of sleep = lack of energy = slow progress in art making. I can't seem to focus and everything takes twice the time to finish. As a beginner in drawing, I have to do a lots of drafting, color study, brushwork & penwork study before I could start working on the actual drawing. With such major sleep deprivation, it's a wonder that I managed to finish a drawing last night! But I'm not going to post it yet. Instead I'm to post this one.

This is Sarah's gift to me after I sent her my X'mas Giveaway artwork. What a lovely cute drawing and I adore it! Thank you Sarah. :D

That's it for now and excuse me if this post read a bit clumsy. I'm half awake .... zzzzz


Sarah said...

Aww hon you are welcome! I love my sweet treat from you too!It is sitting in my livingroom where I can and everyone else can enjoy it!! I love it I do such wonderful work!!
I have had a bit of trouble getting back to the January schedule too!
I love the pictures of beautiful you are!!!
Thank you again for letting me exchange sweet treats with you hon!!
Hugs, Sarah

Anonymous said...

Getting back to regular work pattern is always the hardest, isn't it?

Thanks for your encouragement in my new adventure -- I need all I can get at the moment!

Looking forward to seeing some new drawings, and promise we'll have a new theme up at the Monday Project soon.

Angie said...

I have also had trouble, after 6 long weeks of having the kids home and no school run, we have all fallen to later nights and sleep ins. It will take me a few weeks to get back into it, so I will be Zombie for a while!:)
You sound like your really into it, learning the techniques, its great when we are open to it!
Love the photo of you, super concentrating...Angie :)

miruspeg said...

I know where you are at Hybrid as I have a very bad sleeping (or non sleeping) habit too.
I spend too much time on the computer and it stimulates my brain so much it takes me ages to get to sleep.

So pleased you posted a photo of are just the way I imagined....a beautiful soul. :)

Leone said...

Love your gift. Hope you are feeling full of energy soon.

linda said...

Awee...I think in times like these you should totally take a break! Relax and have fun... :P Wish you all the best!

Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

Your drawing is fantastic! The owl look so cozy and at home in the tree. Hope you have worked your way back to a regular sleep schedule ;)