"When it rains, it pours." - I was internally suffering for a while creatively, and that was also compounded by the fact that freelance work mostly dried up as well. I can't blame potential clients - a pandemic is a scary time to think about paying for a logo or web work. Just like it was a weird time for me to think about drawing comics or writing. But amidst chaos there is some opportunity. I've been writing more about Diversity, Inclusion, Equality and Equity specifically in the Equestrian space on various platforms. Writing opportunities have opened up, I've also been thinking of some more short form comics. With infection cases rising again and things beginning to shutdown, again - there will be more time to mentally pursue creative work now that I have ideas without a feeling like I have to go out and interact with others because things are open. Balancing is tough but I need to continue to push through.
To try and stretch out my drawing muscles - I signed up for a class through my employer. I unfortunately did not read the course catalog very well and did not realize it was meant for those with no drawing practice or creative background. As you might guess I became underwhelmed and uninspired, add onto it the global coronavirus crisis and my drawing muscles became atrophied.
Drawing at one point in my life was my crutch to cope with the things I couldn't control. As I became an adult and could actually control my life it became less so. While I have many ways to cope, I do think I need to supple my creative drawing muscles. I can't draw us through this pandemic but with little else to do and a lot of time on my hands, its now or never!