Learning to make better art by loosening up, not worrying, getting curious... and playing!
Art isn’t about doing it ‘properly’ or doing it the ‘right’ way.
True creativity is about curiosity, exploration and play so that you can create great drawings in your own way…
The objective of this drawing lesson is to start to develop a creative mindset with a light-hearted (playful) and curious attitude towards your art-making
(…and today, that actually doesn’t involve ANY drawing!).
This is important because it really helps you not to take your art too seriously!
This allows you to disengage yourself with the end-result and enjoy the process – feeling free to experiment and have fun.
This is far more enjoyable for you and it also creates innovative and fresh art and helps you to develop your own unique style when you do get back to your drawing...
Learn to draw for beginners - why getting it ‘right’ is getting it wrong!
One of our main worries when creating art is concern over whether we’re getting it ‘right’… and a feeling of failure, shame, or embarrassment if we believe we might have got it ‘wrong’. And that prevents us from being free, expressive, and personal with our art and it can also stop our drawing from being enjoyable and fun (which is kind of the whole point of doing it!)
Relax! There’s no such thing as ‘wrong’. Art is a process, a journey – we’re learning all the time so everything is practice. Even when we decide a particular piece or technique is ‘good’ it’s still just a part of our overall learning journey, but one that we happen to like.
We’re all still learning and however long we’ve been drawing, we all have disasters – parts we could’ve done better or whole days (or weeks or months) when we can’t just get into that flow and we hate every mark we put on the page.
It happens to everyone at some point and the sooner we can accept it just as something normal that does happen, the sooner we can work through it and come out the other side to enjoying our creative work again.
If it happens to you, take a look at what else is going on in your life at the moment. There might be other areas of your life that need your focus just at this minute, so taking a break from trying too hard with your creativity, or even a complete break from your creativity, might be right for this moment – or you might simply need to change things up a bit, stop trying so hard and experiment with something different…
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