Drawing is a therapeutic activity that most people fell in love with in their younger years. Some people just love to doodle, some love to draw cartoons, others love to draw realism. Why do so many people find their drawing supplies tucked away? I challenge you to a 30-minute daily drawing challenge every day for 30 days.
“I keep drawing the trees, the rocks, the river, I’m still learning how to see them; I’m still discovering how to render their forms. I will spend a lifetime doing that. Maybe someday I’ll get it right.”
~ Alan Lee
Alan could not have said it better. I believe most artists have the same feeling that Alan has.
I will never get bored of drawing the same subjects. There is always something new that I can see, and I love the challenge of trying to capture that on my drawing surface.
Most artists and people that love to draw have a full-time job and obligations that keep their days full. Even the business side of being an artist that sells their work will reduce their time to create. With the calendar full, how can an artist find time to draw?
30-Minute Daily Drawing Challenge
Graphite artists have it very easy compared to artists that use different mediums such as water paints or oil paints. We do not have any setting up, or clean-up to do. Just grab a pencil and something to draw on and your creating.
Why do most people that love to draw have their supplies put away?
- Nothing to draw – some people get excited to draw, grab their pencils and paper and just stare at a blank page becoming discouraged.
- Convenience – if your supplies art not nearby, it is easy to forget about them.
- Habit – everything that we do becomes a habit or part of your routine. Some people find themselves spending hours on social media sites or flipping through television channels. That has become their habit.
It does not matter if you are just a hobby artist or an artist that sells their work; I want you to challenge yourself to draw every day for 30 minutes.
I will help you get started with your 30-Minute Daily Drawing Challenge.
Before you start, gather up 30 reference photos that you would like to draw. They could be as simple as an apple or as complicated as you would like. It does not matter what it is as long as you have a passion for drawing it.
Next, find a place to keep your supplies nearby. Make it easy to start and finish. You do not want to make it a chore to start drawing.
Find the best time of the day that you can put 30 minutes aside and mark it on your calendar.
Finally, start your 30-minute daily drawing challenge.
I hope that you will take this challenge. After about a week you will be in the habit of putting 30 minutes aside to do something that you love to do.
- Builds self-esteem
- Reduce daily stress
- Improves fine motor skills
- Improves memory
- Improves your drawing skills
- More products to sell
After your thirty days, get back to me and let me know how you did. I look forward to hearing from you.
Here is a list of the supplies that I use for my drawings, Supplies for Realistic Pet Drawings.
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