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KURT VONNEGUT

"To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it."

KURT VONNEGUT

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TIP #1: DRAW EVERYDAY

TIP #1: DRAW EVERYDAY

  • Get off your bed and grab that sketchbook you bought last month that was ignored.
  • Draw anything you like, from cute doodles to unique creations that might raise a few eyebrows.
  • Whether you're on the rooftop or awake at 3 a.m. battling insomnia, a simple sketch is good for your progress.
  • Consistency is the key to developing any skill.

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JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU

"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." 

JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU

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TIP #2: BE PATIENT

TIP #2: BE PATIENT

  • Artistic growth doesn't happen overnight. Unless you kidnap a time traveler.
  • Improvement in art isn't a straight line. It's more like swimming through muddy puddles full of sharks.
  • Trust that your path will unfold in its own time. As the saying goes, there's no comparison between the sun and the moon. They explode when it's their time.
  • Patience will help you stay motivated and persistent.

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JULIA CAMERON

The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.

JULIA CAMERON

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TIP #3: STUDY  FUNDAMENTALS

TIP #3: STUDY FUNDAMENTALS

  • Understanding anatomy, perspective, shading, color theory, and others is important. Yes, before it was the school that tortured you in learning, and now it's yourself. 
  • The reason learning the basics is called a foundation is because when you get attacked by art block or procrastination, you still know your standpoint. Although, you'll cry over it first when you notice your art has changed.
  • Learning art principles forms the foundation of all great art, and mastering them will enhance your skills.

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TWYLA THARP

"Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is a result of good work habits."

TWYLA THARP

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TIP #4: FILL UP YOUR SKETCHBOOK

TIP #4: FILL UP YOUR SKETCHBOOK

  • Again, don't forget about your sketchbook like what you did with your socks. Those papers didn't go through the manufacturing process just to be forgotten.
  • Your sketchbook is a safe space for experimentation and practice. Unless someone takes a peek at it.
  • Filling it up with drawings, notes, and ideas will not only improve your skills but also serve as a remembrance of when you started. Be proud of yourself for seeing your progress.

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SCOTT ADAMS

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

SCOTT ADAMS

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TIP #5: DON'T BE AFRAID TO MAKE MISTAKES

TIP #5: DON'T BE AFRAID TO MAKE MISTAKES

  • Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Mistakes are a natural part of the learning process. If you didn't make any mistakes, then you're doing it all wrong.
  • Don't avoid them; instead, embrace them as opportunities to learn and grow. They are not signs that you failed; they are signs that you tried and kept going.
  • Remember, every great artist has made countless mistakes along their journey because they used them as stepping stones for success.

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ROBERT BRAULT

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."

ROBERT BRAULT

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TIP# 6: CELEBRATE SMALL THINGS

TIP# 6: CELEBRATE SMALL THINGS

  • Recognize and celebrate your small victories along the way. Finished that artwork you almost procrastinated on? Well, you deserve a cookie for that!
  • Acknowledge the progress you've made, even if it's small. Joined an art contest but didn't win? Still celebrate it because you're already a winner the moment you take a risk. Unlike the past when you were too shy to show your talent or always denied that your ability was not that good.
  • These small wins will help boost your confidence. Because at the end of the day, the person who will be delighted by your growth is the self that almost gave up.

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azuredreams

"If life gives you a lemon, be suspicious; why would it give you one?"

CURATOR'S NOTE

This offers aggressive and straightforward encouragement, to force even the most lazy artists to pick up their sketchbooks and start drawing on their path to artistic growth and self-improvement. Inspired by a fellow artist called Kae.

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