5 Reasons You Can't Draw

Updated: Jan 18

Ever have one of those days where you just can't seem to draw?

Hard as you try, nothing comes out looking right on the page. Nothing is working out the way you intended. And you just feel utterly crud about the whole situation.

Don't worry, you're not alone. It happens to the best of us, and no matter how experienced you are, you'll have as many bad days and you do good. Sometimes more. But why do they happen, and what can we do about them?

In this article I'm going to cover some of the key reasons you can't seem to draw today, and how you can go about solving them.


Reason #1 You just don't feel like drawing right now

From the moment we set out to hone our skills as a comic book artist, it's drummed into us to draw every single moment, of every single day so that we can rack up those experience points. It doesn't matter whether you feel like it or not, it's time to study and even if you're fitting in as much study as you possibly can it still doesn't feel like enough.

Getting good is tough. And it's true. You really should be drawing as much as you possibly can in those early stages of development so that you can make some serious mileage. There's a lot to catch up on after all. The equation is simple, the more you practice, the better you get.

You already know this though. You know you should be drawing. But right now, you just don't feel like it. The fire just doesn't seem to be there today. There's no hint of motivation left in you, and ideally, you'd like to be vegging out in bed binge watching the new season of your favorite TV show on Netflix.

I hear ya. I have those days too. But why do we have them? How can we be so motivated one minute and then totally flat the next?

This is actually a deeper topic than you'd expect. We're about to dive down the rabbit hole of motivation and mindset here. The cool part is though, that once you know what the cause for your lack of energy, motivation and all round excitement is, you can control it.

So here it is, your mood is just kinda trash right now. It's not working for you. You're not fired up anymore. This all be