Artist, Compete With Me!

A while back, something incredible happened; The Inktober account on Instagram suddenly shared two of my posts. My account started growing like crazy after that, which was awesome! (By the way, I think that might still be one of the significant ways you become more visible, anywhere, is when a well-known name shares your work, but I digress.)

The thing is, he wasn’t necessarily sharing it because he thought my work was good. I mean, of course, it was good! But if you read the caption, what he was saying was, “Guys, look at this person sharing what they are learning along the way. You can do that, too!”

I don’t know if tutorials still work on Instagram nowadays, but it is helpful to create lessons and tutorials, to help others, and also to help yourself.

The nice thing about explaining something to someone else is that it forces you to verbalize what you know, and for some reason, that causes you to understand it better also. You help other artists, and you become a better artist at the same time!

My Favorite Drawing Exercises

As something to try, today, make a tutorial or an educational article where you explain something, even if only because you understand it better yourself afterward. Maybe even use it as an excuse to draw.

My Favorite Drawing Exercises

If you feel like drawing, then check out my favorite drawing exercises!

Do these exercises

form studies to warm up, slow down, get into the right meditative state, and improve your draftsmanship skills.

Do these form studies

form studies to help you improve creating underdrawings, place things in space, practice doing perspective by sight.

Practice drawing from memory to fill your visual bank, ability to memorize, ability to visualize, ability to draw what you see in your imagination and your ability to see what is wrong with your drawings.

If you find it hard to create or maintain a creative habit, you can find some habit-related tips here.

Check out these pleasing, calm, art-related (mostly) podcasts to listen to while drawing. They have been automatically prepared for you to automatically binge-listen to so that you can start drawing.

Lastly, also make sure you have fun in your sketchbook after the hard practice! Here is one guide that can help you jog your creativity.

creativity exercise

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