tips for drawing for an extended period of time (feel free to add on !)
in my latest attempt to get Really Good At Art So I Can Get Into Art School, ive been drawing 25 hours a week, though lately ive worked it up to 30, and my goal is 40 hours per week. this leads to me doing around 2 hours straight in school every day, 3 hours (ideally) per afternoon, and arnd 5-8 saturday and sunday. ive improved dramatically in the ~2 months ive started doing this, but it’s been rough at times, so here are some tips for people struggling to stay motivated!
- alternate between drawing exercises and working on longer pieces !! doing drawing excises for hours is miserable, and i find that its useful to take a break every hour orr two of working on a larger piece, or ill get frustrated and start to rush
-dont constantly drink caffine. i have a green tea problem, and drink arnd 4 cups a day, and by cup three my hands are usually shaking pretty bad. learn from my mistakes
-draw things you love !! youll be a lot more motivated if youre drawing things related to your interests
-try drawing in pen ! i dont do this as much as i should, but sketching in pen really does help you improve
-if you find yourself getting distracted, checking tumblr every five minutes, etc. take a half-hour break and then get back to drawing ! ❤️ ive found that taking a break can often be more helpful than just trying to power through it
I’ve been studying a lot for my uni exams and I haven’t had the time to draw much so here are a couple of quick sketches of Murdy with eyebrows just because I don’t want to forget how to hold a pencil.