I love doing all sorts of art. It makes me happy to play with colours and shapes, and I even get a bit sad if I don’t do any art for a while.
Creative stuff can be hard sometimes - but so rewarding! There have been a few pieces of art advice that have really helped me over the years. Two favourites…
drawing isn’t a magic gift that some people have and others don’t. It’s like playing the piano - you can learn it! You wouldn’t expect to be able to sit down and play the piano instantly - but with some lessons and practice, pretty much anyone can learn to play competently - same with drawing!
there’s always a gap between what’s in my imagination and what I see on the paper - but the gap is a good thing! If there’s no gap, then I’m not pushing myself and not learning anything.
I’d love to hear what you have found helpful and encouraging as you make your art - please share!