It’s almost time again! Pride month is coming and to celebrate this wonderful month I made some Art Graphics for you to download for free. They are hand drawn with watercolors. You can use them for and how you want, all you have to do is not claim them as your own have fun with them! Just click the link below!
Here comes the finish line! I didn’t want to accept that I couldn’t draw 7 pictures in 7 days and I have been way too slow the entire week. That’s why I sat down yesterday and drew some sketches really really really fast since I wanted to finish this project on time! Besides, it’s eastern and I really want to spend time with my family in peace without being bothered by knowing that I still have to finish this. Unfortunately, our Internet stopped working right after I was ready to post so the blog entry is coming a little late. So today you get day #7, #6 and #5.
I was in the mood for some color today! As I said before this project is to make me draw every day, no matter what it is and no matter if it ends up being bad or good. Today I drew a little watercolor postcard with lots of water and lots of cursing. You can probably make out the people on the boat if you squint a little and look really closely.
Well, damn me! So much for being productive a whole week straight. Drawing every day was exactly the reason I started this project but I simply couldn’t do it due to my current, very stressful life. But I’m back with day #3 now, two days late but that’s better than nothing in my book!
Welcome to day #2! I must admit I have already started to struggle with the sketching week since I just started to work at my new job today and really have other things in my mind right now. Maybe yesterday wasn’t the perfect time to start this project, but I did it, so I will stick with it!
It has been a constant problem of mine that I am too scared to draw simply because of the fear of failure. Because most of the time a drawing doesn’t end up the way I want it to and then I get really discouraged and don’t even want to pick up the pencil the next time I am thinking about drawing. That’s why I absolutely don’t do it often enough. Even though I really love it, it’s it’s not something that’s a part of my daily or even weekly routine. Art and I have a love/hate relationship but this is something I am now trying to change. I have already talked about this in an earlier post, why you shouldn’t give up on drawing, so if you are struggling with the same problem or are thinking of giving up, feel free to head over there to get some encouragement!
I love drawing and sketching and painting and everything about it. I always have. But that doesn’t mean that I’m good at it. Maybe that’s the problem with artists, many of us are perfectionists. We want to be better at it before we even spend the amount of time it takes to get better. And when we do not meet our standards we get frustrated and discouraged. This happens to me a lot, to be honest. 90% of the time I pick up a pencil to draw a picture, I end up hating it. Because my mind wants it to be something it’s not quite able to produce yet.
My father always says a good artist can produce something wonderful even if they have the worst tools to work with. It comes from the artist. That may be true but there are certainly ways to make your drawing experience easier and more fun. And if you have the opportunity to use things that help you bring your inner artist out, you should definitely take it. There are some instruments I just need to use in order to create the picture I want, things I never want to miss. Here are my 5 most essential sketching tools that I recommend everybody to have in their pencil case.
There’s nothing better than a sick beat and some great guitar riffs. Music makes you cry, makes you laugh and makes you dance in your underwear at 3 am. But it can do more than just make you feel good. There’s a reason Plato once said music gives soul to the universe, wings to the wind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.