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Focus on one thing at a time

Yes, it’s fun to make final images. But they aren’t very good for learning, because anything could be wrong: proportions, gesture, shading, perspective, simplification, anatomy, color - or something else! That’s like listening to 5 pieces of music simultaneously. There’s just too much conflicting information. You need to remove as many elements as possible in order to see what’s truly wrong.

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A photograph will tell you exactly how it is, but not what is important. Art is most interesting when the artist does try to tell you what is important. Like simplifying detail , exaggerating form or distorting selected elements .

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Learning happens by recognizing you made a mistake, and aiming to correct it on your next attempt. Yet because most artists think “practice makes perfect” they complete one drawing and move to the next. You need to be able to compare your drawing to something, or you won’t be able to recognize where it can improve.

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  • As with almost everything, sketching is a skill where practice makes perfect. Yet it is something that gives joy while we do it.
  • Sketching boosts our drawing potential, as we draw multiple pencil layers of the less-than-perfect rendition, focusing only on what we want to put on paper.
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Consider at what speed you should try to do things in order to improve performance.
We can often learn something quickly, but without attaining a master level (like getting good at estimating answers to math problems. While you might get within close proximity, you'll seldom get to the exact answer.)
Learning to do something with precision will require a different technique and can take much longer to master.

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Getting into the mindset
  1. Become a beginner: There will be an adjustment period, and that’s good!
  2. Respect flash fiction as its own form
  3. Just because it’s short doesn’t mean it’s flash fiction
  4. Don’t try to butcher a longer piece and pass it off as flash fiction
  5. The word limit matters

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