The most difficult part of drawing or painting for that matter, is getting started.
Needless to say that practice makes perfect, yet so few follow this simple way of improving their drawing skills. If you yearn for greater discipline and being on the task, don't opt for an elephantine day once or twice a week, only to be discouraged that it will happen far too infrequent due to the persistence of excuses. We found that the method of doing a little every day counts much for proficient to become a mile stone for gaining good drawing habits.
"Every person, every single one of you will improve with practice!"
Join our Facebook 1 year drawing challenge Group to share and post your drawings. When I get time I will provide some critiques.
Now I want you to be absolutely clear that this challenge isn't to produce perfect drawings right away, but drawings none the less! The goal is to allow your drawings to be flawed and incomplete, while you habitually and increasingly improve your skills.
Everyone has 10 minutes a day, rather than several hours once a week. The idea is, to begin with 10 minutes every single day, but finding yourself at times to continue. Yet, your daily goal of only 10 minutes remains. Practice becomes almost like a talent code. Everyone who has done it, even when missing some days will reveal a love story, becoming infatuated with drawing or painting. Furthermore, it apparently purports the solution to their now former problems, namely lack of time.
A word of advice. If your brain tells you at any point that you are not improving, toss it. It is lying! Because it does not know what actually happens. I vividly remember that I improved greatly once joining art classes many moons ago, but plateaued after about two years. Firmly convinced that I had reached my greatest potential I was about to give up. I wasn't aware then of the different types of learning we undergo.
In the first two years of art school, everything was an exciting "Aha" moment and a clear understanding of how drawing and painting should be properly applied. Light Bulb! Yet even after you have gone through this kind of tangible knowledge, in particular, what the left side of the brain picks up as being officially learned and it seems you have become stuck, you are still learning. In that dreadful time of non-improvement, I continued for about another year and threw all my artwork into a drawer never looking back. When I doubted my skills and were about to give it a miss, I pulled out all my earlier works and when I saw the drawings I had just done one year ago, I was speechless. They were terrible in comparison to what I was producing now. I had continually improved in all that time! But as my left side of the brain couldn't perceive any validated improvements, I believed there weren't any.
So excited to see you all dare to improve this year.