This time I'm pulling something rather more personal out of my arsenal of tools which is my own individual way of dealing with the infuriating issue of
I want to draw... but I don't know what.
EH = Ernest Hemmingway
My own personal way of dealing with it, makes use of the opposite problem.
I have loads of ideas! But I have to go to bed/have no time/paper/drawing equipment.
I like to think of it as my Henry Jones Senior book that perhaps one day will lead to my own personal Holy Grail
Stickman Indiana Jones saving my Journal from the bad guys.
Doll by Marina-B
If you want to start your own journal, just get a book and start putting things in it. Do whatever comes naturally to you. If you want to write it in prose, do prose. If you want to stick a bunch of pictures from the internet or a magazine in there, do that! If you want to write long lists like I do, do that. Dream places to go visit, or maybe places you're going to soon and want to remember what you wanted to see when you got there.
The book you use doesn't have to be as fancy as mine, I personally like using a fancy book so it's very pretty and decorative sat on my desk, but you could use a plain book, or one you go out shopping especially for, whatever suits your tastes. (Or if you're like me and your friends and family always buy you tonnes of empty books for your birthday because you're an artist then you'll have plenty to choose from!)
I hope this article has encouraged you to perhaps start a journal, or if you already keep one I'd love to know how that works for you.
The journal isn't for everyone, but it certainly works for me.
Thanks for reading. Enjoy the rest of the Artist's Toolbox week coming up at :devprojecreducate: