I have not been motivated to draw since March 2019. I tried to start up again in September and then again in November, but I was not effectively making drawing a part of my daily routine.
My original motivation for drawing was illustrating my short stories. When I stopped writing those, I was still motivated by the skill acquisition and the expectation that line drawings would help me produce better paintings. I think my new job fatigued my mind, and I spent my time outdoors to recover. Motivation gone.
What is motivating me now? A balanced mind: I want to use my mind in a way that I and others might enjoy.
This sketch was for an exercise to use a still life object to create something new. There is a bar cart in my bedroom that I use to place my wallet, watch, and other things when I get home. There is an outlet next to it with about 8 places to plug in, so it’s always cluttered with my family’s devices. The bar cart gets used a lot. I thought I would make it impractical if I drew it shorter, but I think my family would actually like it more.