I have included a few of my quick sketches from figure drawing below. They contain only small elements of cubism, but I enjoyed the practice.
I like what Edward Tufte says about art: "The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly - to develop strategies of seeing and showing." I think about this as I approach my self-imposed cubist drawing assignments. The seeing seems very scientific, but there can be a distinct disconnect between that and the showing. Therein lies the anxiety.
In an article titled "How to Recognize and Fight Creative Anxiety," Branden Barnett defines this resistance (a.k.a. the beast) as "any thought, emotion, behavior or external event" that keeps you from making art. He suggests as the first step to getting over creative anxiety that the artist reframes his thinking. He says, "When we choose to look at something from a different angle, we are reframing." Of course, he is referring to psychological reframing, but this really struck home since I have been actively engaged in physical reframing as well.
Barnett adds, "Creative anxiety is a natural part of the creative process. Making art means being vulnerable and immersing yourself in uncertainty." Just reading this and acknowledging it makes me feel better!