I improvise all my drawings. That makes thinking and deciding dangerous. One wrong think... and it all falls apart.
So I fail a lot. I hesitate. I fix, erase. I get upset. That's when I know it's time for plan-B. Plan-B is everything else.
To keep my improvised creativity well oiled, I practice skills. It's important. Once something is internalized, that means more speed, which means free flowing creativity. Recent examples of practice? Drawing a page of mouth shapes, solving annoying visual problems, and using crayola markers.
As for the life part? It's important to experience not-art. Life isn't healthy, but paying attention to it is (and good health means more creative energy.)
Thanks for the read!
Do you ever create completely improvised work? Ever want to?