It’s always seemed to me that I get my best ideas right before bed, and after giving it some thought it occurs to me that maybe it is one of the best times to draw or do anything creative; my reasoning is this:
- When creating is the very last thing you do in the day, you’re left with the summation of the day’s experience; this is fuel for creativity, aged to perfection before being autofiltered by your brain that same night during sleep.
- A lot of ideas probably won’t ever make it onto paper if not drawn the day they’re concieved, and unfortunately a lot of this out of our control; if you only think of something once in a day, your memory of it might not be ”bright” enough for the brain to store. It’ll empty out foggier memories, and with them your brilliant ideas.
- Maybe I’m the only one who’s like this, but I become more and more eager to draw the more ideas I have, and of course at the end of the day you’re bound to have the most. And if you want to draw, it’ll come out better. (Though Ihave a method for this that I’ll share later.)
- With less time to actually draw, you’ll be able to more quickly figure out which ideas are the best to use; given a time limit, usually you’ll go for either the most clever, most important, or most fun ones first.
Another thing to note is that since your most vivid memories are those experienced right before falling asleep, laying in bed just thinking is really good for this business; if you come up with a great idea in a presleep brainstorm, it’s not likely to be lost by morning.
So go ahead, pull some late hours; it’s worth it. Science says so.