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Many teachers say that in order to be a good artist, one must draw everyday. How do you guys manage to draw/doodle everyday? I know that its easy bc you enjoy it, but laziness prevents that. any tips to help overcome laziness or artblocks?
And those teachers would be right. There’s no magical way to avoid it. You pick up a pencil, a tablet pen, a brush, what ever you draw with and you draw. Anything. They can be from your head, they can be observational, they can be frustrated scribbles or beautiful doodles that magically form themselves during boring lectures. Imagination/inspiration is a two-way deal - you draw lots, you see something physical that you’ve drawn, you modify it in your head using outside reference (you do this subconsciously) and then you draw again and it becomes better.
Tips though, would range from ‘remove distractions (ie. close tumblr, close twitter while you’re drawing. music is fine, just focus on drawing if only for a short period of time) to go outside, run around, have fun then come back and draw, to watch a cartoon/anime/read a comic/book/newspaper/anything and then draw something out of it. If drawing fanart makes you pick up that pencil, go for it. If something in your head wants to come out, go for it. If you’re not in the mood, grab some water, clear your head, and draw something observational.
These aren’t the only ways to do it but a part of drawing is about discipline. 5% discipline, 80% fun, 15% what am I doing. Still, that 5% matters, it matters a lot.
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