If you're not familiar with this word:
pro-cras-ti-na-tion |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-|noun
"the action of delaying or postponing something."
Why am I talking about this?
Well, a year ago I used to be a professional procrastinator. I've imposed the 365 Days of Doodles challenge to myself for this particular reason.
While procrastination is to some degree a natural phenomenon and can’t be completely eradicated, you can use the following strategies to get in the habit of getting drawings done.
Mind that these are not golden rules or such, just strategies that work for me. You may as well develop your own. c:
Throughout the year, the thing I heard the most was probably this:
Make lists of ideas. Write down those random daydreams that pop into your mind. Write down those utterly creative reflections that come right before you fall asleep. Keep a notebook with you or a note app on your smartphone. Just make
sure to write all your ideas. All. Of. Them.
Even silly ideas may become terrific artworks if given some thought. If they aren't "ready" to be put into a drawing, just leave them there until you can make something out of them.
You may not use the raw idea you had written but that's okay, you can eventually mix it with another idea and draw something interesting enough.
This kind of list not only serve as a recording of ideas that would otherwise be wasted but helps you envision what needs to happen (as if your list of ideas was a "to-do-list"). Visually you'll have a prompt and mentally you'll have a reminder.
*I split the post in parts because it was getting too long. Also, my finals are coming and I have some serious procrastination to do hahah. Cx
** You were probably procrastinating something when you read this journal.