3 ways to positively shape your art practice
If you feel like you're in a slump, the three activities below will breathe life back into your practice!
1. Practice Mindfulness - For me, this means I check in with myself often to tune out noise from my brain and phone1. I do that through scheduling daily yoga, journaling, and walking my dogs. This may look different for you!
2. Draw on location - Going out and drawing is such a thrill because you have no control over your subjects. When the thing you're drawing could move or disappear, you have to make every second count. This means you can let go of the urge to finish an illustration and enjoy the process of drawing.
3. Support artists - Many wonderful creators are out there sharing encouragement and wisdom from their own art journeys. Many of them host live sessions, which help keep me accountable for my practice. Go pledge to that Substack or Patreon you’ve had your eye on! In most cases, you'll get so much more out of it than what you pay for it. Here’s a list of Patreon creators I enjoy. Feel free to share yours below!
Negative space for a positive mindset
In the video below for paid members, I share a favorite drawing technique you can use in your practice to put something on the page without worrying about details.