Journal Entry: Thu Aug 22, 2013, 6:03 AM
Do you ever have that time where you just can't do something no matter how hard you try? That was me last night. I am trying to make a grey poseable gryphon with the most pretty blue accent feathers I ordered. But I COULD NOT sculpt the head to save my life. I smashed so many poorly formed beaks into the table out of frustration.
And it really should have been easy. I've done it before. I was obsessed with birds as a kid, I won art competitions with bird drawings. I took a class where our entire lab involved sketching birds and studying their beaks and feet. I've always owned a bird! Theoretically I have a stronger grasp of bird anatomy than any other animal. But I still could not make a stupid bird head to save my life.
I'm back at it today. I use super sculpey, but last night I had to give up when it became too soft from being worked with too much. If it happens again today I might pick up some firmer clay.
But really it's just so frustrating it's like waking up and forgetting how to ride a bike. It's something you really should be able to do and then you just sort of fall over and fail. -_-
Hopefully my brain and my hands will work better with each other today.