Perks of Playful Drawing
An exercise to learn which tools & techniques feel most playful to you.
If you're working in illustration or seeking a career in commercial art, you know it requires loads of practice. So, if you have to put in the hours, you may as well have fun, right?
If you’re drawing in a way that feels playful and fun to you, you'll likely:
practice for longer periods of time
create more satisfying work
uncover that art style that you’ve been searching for
"The person who smiles is more likely to keep working than the person gritting their teeth.” - Atomic Habits author James Clear, from his newsletter this week.
The drawing demo below dives a bit deeper into some ways to learning what playful drawing feels like to you. You’ll also see my naughty kitty try to sabotage my videography, but we made it work. Music courtesy of my lovely husband.