Art making is supposed to be full of creativity, joy and unicorns that poop icecream, right?
Then why is it so frustrating sometimes? I offer my theory and solution in this fun tutorial.
Artists are hungry, for improvement, for recognition, which is good because it can keep them moving forward; it's also bad because this hunger can be insatiable.
You might feel satisfied for a while after you learn a new technique, finish your best drawing ever, or even get what you imagined was your dream job, but eventually it all kind of fades back into the ever lasting normality of every day life. And we have to go towards the next goal post.
I think it's because we're trying to get "there", a place where there is no more frustration and we can be eternally putting out amazing, satisfying drawings forever. A place where we can finally feel like a "real artist" and not worry that one day suddenly everyone will realize we have no idea what we're doing and lock us up! Sounds good, problem is, so far I havn't met anyone who knows just exactly where "there" is or how to get there!
After struggling for a while, one can't help but wonder: "Am I doing the same thing over and over expecting different results?"
At some point you might just have to try something else.
Go back to basics, to even more basic than basics, and try a different way of looking at art in general.
If you could see art making not as a battle to be won, an enemy to be conquered, a grind, what would happen?
Can you get back to why you started to draw in the first place? When you were able to do it without forcing myself? When you could come up with ideas all the time, and you havn't learned to be anxious or afraid of the result yet?
The tutorial will help you examine the root of your creative motivation, what might be blocking your progress, and propose playing games of drawing as a solution.
Who is this tutorial for?
-Art students in school who want to decide their area of focus.
-Self taught art hobbists who want to become more dedicated artists.
-Working Artists in search of their unique style or voice.
-Artists who are frustrated, art blocked or procrastinating in their creative endeavor.
-Someone who wants to start learning drawing
What are the potential benefits of this tutorial?
-Break art blocks
-Build a drawing habit
-Develop your original style and content
-Get into the flow with more ease
-Have less stress and fear associated with drawing
What do I need to get the most out of this tutorial?
-Pen and paper OR Digital drawing/painting app such as Photoshop, Painter, Sketchbook, Procreate
-Some basic drawing skills or a healthy doodling habit
-TeethDon't forget to check out the facebook group for this tutorial here:
Where you can show off what you've drawn from the games and get feedback from me.
I'll also post more fun sketches and videos there as well as livestreams of me sketching.