Everyone gets behind schedule at some point. Be it procrastination or too much on your plate, you can accidentally or purposely dig yourself into a hole. I'm in the midst of climbing my way out at the moment because of a quite unexciting series of events, one being that I simply did not to draw a human heart. Sounds exciting - no, actually it's a pain and what I consider a no win situation. Let me explain.
If I had tried to make progress on the heart assignment I would wake up the next morning with the same amount of assignments on my to do list. Low hanging fruit!
Now I was to the part where you just have to work through the pain. I broke up the drawing into two parts and worked on the vessel outlines first. Creating a working "finished piece" no matter how craptastic gives you peace-of-mind that if it all falls apart at least you'll have something to turn in. While working on one part of the assignment DO NOT think about the other parts you have undone. When I need to work at 100% there have to be no distractions and no fears of my future demise.
Then comes the heart. First of all, there's no way I'm going to draw a heart "correctly," there are so many size variations on the real deal, so many details, so many people with more knowledge about heart than me. I'm destined for failure. So I threw all caring about making a "good" heart out the window. It was time to make a "finished" heart. Because after this assignment is over I'm still behind schedule, oh sweet, sweet anatomy test...
Anyway, I shaded the important part of the heart first, in this case it was the azygos vein, and then got some tone down on the rest of it, scanned it all and went to bed. Hooray! But wait... I need to cram like crazy for anatomy now.
This blog post is actually low hanging fruit at the moment, clearing up my weekend to study, study, study. See how exciting this is???
If you're interested in actually know what the heck my drawing means: read this.
Enjoy my current study jam, and the last few weeks I get to be 22~