>It might take you a couple hours, a good afternoon, or maybe an evening session just to get your drawing down. Relax, rejoice! It's fun, drawing's fun. If you have to spend an evening doing it -- there's worse things I could think of doing. So don't freak out and panic. When you say, "oh you know, it's drawing I gotta do for my painting and I hate that phase" some of it might just simply be your attitude. It could really come down to the fact that your attitude's just not very good. So put it in check and don't come in with this pissy attitude about the drawing. Try to really enjoy it and say, "yeah, this is the fun part." A lot of life is about your perception of what "lame" is and "having fun" is and "good", it's a perception. You can change your perceptions in a matter of seconds. "It's boring," well why? Is it boring because you just think it's boring, what is boring? Is boring being unengaged or not being fully engaged in the process? That's what I think it is. Get engaged in it, how could it be boring if you're engaged? Perception, our perception of who it is, what it is we're doing, why we're doing it, plays such a big role in the art process. - Jeffrey Watts
Watching the gouache 1 phase and this really struck me. Thought I'd share here instead of waste a thread on it.