Progress for dummies
Take your art to higher lever in 4 simple steps!
This is basically my answer to hundreds of asks on how to practice, what kind of practice I think is best etc.
Well, I think it’s best to change your attitude…
I wrote this for people who are serious about drawing and want to make career in art!
Are you stuck and don’t know how to carry on making great art?
You just want to draw better?
If an answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’ then you might find this interesting…
Since the only thing I ever acknowledged myself good at is getting better I decided to share a couple of tricks.
I truly believe it works in every single case.
It’s true. You can get out now or shut up and listen and get better.
(oh and do I need to mention that you need to draw a lot to get better?
I didn’t draw a lot and still got better because I followed the steps listed below. But yeah, may not work without drawing a lot…)
Step 1. Honesty.
Be aware of your own limitations. They’re usually bigger than you really think, despite what people say. I won’t be talking about false honesty in this article.
Stop lying to yourself, for heaven’s sake.
If you are not doing/drawing something, frankly, it’s because you can’t. Not because you are afraid to do it. It’s connected in a way, but it only comes down in being or not being able to draw something.
To get better you need to become really honest with your art.
Like, in my case; I draw something, which is still so much better than most of images out there, but when I comment that I don’t like it and it sucks it means that I really really think that it does. I don’t care what other people think in such case (I mean I always do, I wouldn’t share it if I didn’t care, really, but it’s not this kind of ‘caring’…)
I have my own standards. I browse lots of art, go to galleries and art exhibitions and I see now there’s very very few people in the world who know their shit. I wanna be those people, but the stuff I draw most of the time? It’s not even half way there.
I’m just being honest with myself, I don’t need people telling me ‘aww it’s alright I wish I could draw like you’. I mean, it’s sweet, and I love you guys, it’s cool if you wanna draw like that, but I don’t, end of story. It’s kind of okay, I’m kind of on the right path, but it’s not that great.
(this is an honest explanation of my approach, please don’t be offended!)
If you are honest with yourself it will help you realize your goals. What you can, and what you cannot do. What you cannot do now, and what you will become able to do, in a month, half a year, 5 years from now, if you apply the following to your workflow.
Step 2. Feedback. The most important one.
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