Hopefully you've burst the bubble of creative angst and we can move forward with the day with curiosity and playfulness.
You might want to repeat a couple of the tasks from Task 3 in your painted sketchbook. Be carefree. If it goes wrong, you can paint over it, or stick a sheet of paper on top - just don't be too quick to judge.
You don't have to start at the beginning of your book and work through in order - I prefer to do the first tentative drawings somewhere in the middle rather than on the first pages. Keep a mindset of being playful and experimental - if you wanted a photo realist picture - you'd have taken a photo! We are finding ways to represent shape and texture and pattern - in finding our own solutions to drawing, we develop our own style.
Here are some ideas for more drawing challenges. Remember you are exploring what you see with shape and line. Go slow - stop and look. Keep getting it wrong - each time your drawing will express what you see in a slightly different way.
Remember that whenever you start a project you can take yourself through a number of drawing exercises to get you in the creative zone - then you can start to play.
continuous line drawing
drawing with your non-dominant hand
scale - go big, go right to the edges of the page.
Use ink or paint to create a wash in the areas behind the key shapes
Layer washes with drawings
Start with some 5 minute sketches and work up to 10 or 15 minutes - keep adding layers.
If you need a few more prompts:
Fill a page with pattern
Fill a page with text from packaging or writing on your board
Cut a 10cm x 10cm window in a piece of A4 paper. Lay it on your board and draw what you see through the window.
In the video I mention a couple of artists for you to have a look at. They are two of my favourite artists, Elaine Pamphilon and Elizabeth Blackadder (Google her still lifes). The goal of this task is to produce lots of quick drawings and fill as many pages as you can (10-12) so that we can embellish them in the next task. It is okay to have unresolved parts and spaces and blank pages.
Visit the forum and let me know how you are getting on!