Sunday, August 2, 2020

The Mother Of All Learning

“Repetition is the mother of all learning.”

Think back to when you learned to ride a bike, drive a car, operate a computer or play a new sport. First you needed to learn new skills and then you needed to coordinate your mind and body to put those essential actions into practice. This was achieved through repetition. Only through repeated practice of the same set of actions, was your proficiency gained. So it is with art skills as well. The proof is in the results


7-19-20 • 5 x 7" Watercolor on Yupo •




7-20-20 • 5 x 7" Watercolor on Yupo •




  7-21-20 • 5 x 7" Watercolor on Yupo •




7-22-20 • 5 x 7" Alcohol Ink on Yupo •




7-23-20 • 5 x 7" Watercolor on Black Cotton Rag •




7-24-20 • 5 x 7" Watercolor on Cotton Rag •




7-25-20 • 5 x 7" Watercolor on Cotton Rag •




7-26-20 • 5 x 7" Watercolor on Cotton Rag •




7-27-20 • 5 x 7" Watercolor on Cotton Rag •





7-28, 29, 30-20 • 7x 11" Watercolor on Cotton Rag •


7-31-20 • 5 x 7" Watercolor on Cotton Rag •




"The essential ingredients for creativity remain exactly the same for everybody: courage, enchantment, permission, persistence, trust - and those elements are universally accessible. Which does not mean that creative living is always easy; it merely means that creative living is always possible."
~ Elizabeth Gilbert

"I am not a teacher, but an awakener."
~ Robert Frost


Learn • Love • Create
with

Experience the FUN of the
Principles • Techniques • Spirit
OF ART

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Thanks to everyone who is already joining us on this creative journey!

Happy Creating and Thanks for Your Friendship!




Saturday, July 18, 2020

Mistakes Are Your Best Friends

You Fear Mistakes, But You Shouldn't
Nothing comes for free, except for the gift of mistakes.

Mistakes are your best friends as an artist. Embrace them. Seek them out. Draw with the purpose of making mistakes. When I was young, in one of those progressive European art schools, all the teachers did was set you up to make mistakes. Because with mistakes comes discovery. At one point you develop a system that is based on making mistakes. It's called experimenting.

You produce 100 mistakes and you get an A. You have now truly advanced because you have progressed with awareness! On a smaller scale, there is a shitty line in your drawing. Great! Pay more attention to it in your next drawing, or schedule in some sketching practice.

Ignore perfection, you want mistakes! Mistakes are what you should go for. Mistakes are your best friends. They don't lie to you and they tell you what you need to know. Cherish them. Look at them for what they are. They are you. And you need them. Every time you make a mistake and you see it, you should be happy. Start looking for mistakes. Make them on purpose. Train yourself. Practice making mistakes until you are comfortable with them. Nothing comes for free, except for the gift of mistakes.
~  Inspired by and adapted from Anonymous



SUMMER SKETCHING 2020 Continues ....
Although I have been very busy with my Poppy Zoom Course, I have been drawing
consistently now for 48 days.  It has been 30 days since I last posted here, however,
so I'm playing catch up today. Here are my daily creations from June 19th - July 18th.
If you are interested, visit our Facebook Drawing/Sketching EveryDay Group here.
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June 2020
6-19-20 • Alcohol Ink on Yupo


6-22-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag



6-21-20 • Alcohol Ink on Yupo


6-22-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag


6-23-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag

6-24-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag

6-52-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag

6-26-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag



6-27-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag



6-27-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag



6-28-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag




6-29-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag


6-30-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag

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 JULY 2020

7-1-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag



7-2-20 • Watercolor on Yupo



7-3-20 • Watercolor on Yupo


7-4-20 • Markers on Yupo


7-5-20 • Markers on Marker Paper & Yupo

7-6-20 • Markers on Marker Paper & Yupo


7-7-20 • Markers on Marker Paper & Yupo


7-8-20 • Markers on Marker Paper & Yupo


7-9-10-11-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag


7-12-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag


7-13-14-15-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag


7-16-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag


7-17-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag

 

7-18-20 • Watercolor on Cotton Rag



Learn • Love • Create
with

Experience the FUN of the
Principles • Techniques • Spirit
OF ART