(A day’s worth of sketchbook drawings. The first page is about an hour’s of ambidexterity exercises.)
A couple months back I did a couple of drawings of Playstation controllers. It was the first time I had drawn from life in probably six years and I was absolutely horrified at how six years of inactivity could destroy any semblance of skill I may have once had, and at this point I realized that I really need to just settle down and re-introduce myself to to the basics.
I planned this controller exercise to last about about a month, and it’s been about two-and-a-half now. I feel like I’ve made some progress getting back into some sort of working condition, though I honestly think that I could probably stand to continue on with this for another three months and it would do me much good. The law of diminishing returns, however, makes me think that it might be better for me to get started, in earnest, in making actual pieces rather than spending another few months doing endless studies. This means that as of today (and about 2000 drawings of this controller) this exercise is over.