I did a quick sketch to get my bearings around where each of these should go for Inktober. (It’s on the video.) I tend to layer my drawings starting with what’s in the background and moving to the foreground. I may trace my first drawing and draw the second on the tracing, or I may cut out the second and attach it to the first. You don’t have to do either. This is all about exercising your ability to be creative and to draw. Your finished drawing(s) should look different from mine.Continue reading My List for Inktober Drawing on YouTube
On Monday, July 27, 2020, the last in the “So, You Think You Can’t Draw” series is going live over at Patreon. This episode focuses on putting the shapes together to come up with a simple drawing. It’s designed to take all of the things you’ve practiced over the previous six episodes and help you visualize what a drawing can be in its easiest form. These are the drawings that you did as a child – the ones your parents put on the fridge and the ones that delighted your grandparents. You will remember your creativity and bring it back into your life.
The first episode, which you can see in its entirety on YouTube (or above), focuses on lines because they are the basis for everything else you’re going to do in drawing. Lines are the first thing you need to learn and practice. They seem easy, and they are, that’s the point. However, how you use the line will determine what you get from your drawing. The more you draw, the better you will get at the skill.
Boost Your Confidence
There’s a voice inside your head that tells you that you cannot, or should not, do things. Sometimes, this voice is correct. You can’t fly without a mechanical assist. You shouldn’t walk around the streets naked because it’s against societal norms. Much of the time, however, this voice is wrong and probably doesn’t belong to you. Instead, it belongs to the doubters, some of whom are well meaning, in your life.
If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.Vincent van Gogh
In creativity, believing you are creative is the first step to becoming more creative. I Designed “So, You Think You Can’t Draw” to show you, and that doubting voice, that you can draw. If you can draw, maybe, you’ll begin to believe you can be creative.
A New Series
I have other ideas for the series, but I need some help putting them together. These will highlight the things we did as kids without realizing it and remind you that you are more creative than you think. You just need to remember it. If you’d like to see more of this type of content, join our Patreon and let me know. That’s where the rest of this first season is, so you’ll find out the five other shapes you need to know to draw anything.
Other Creativity Help
If you’re ready to take the next step to becoming more creative, follow this blog. Pick up my books: “Disneyland Is Creativity,” “The Haunted Mansion Is Creativity” and “Penguinate! Positive Creativity.” Join us at Patreon, as well; it’s the best way to get more of what you want and to interact directly with me and help create content you want to see. Let’s get together and help you remember your creativity.
One of the most important pieces to the puzzle of becoming more creative is believing that you can. In the area of creativity, your mind is the key to unlocking and unleashing your potential. Unfortunately, far too many people have been taught and convinced that they’re just not creative. It’s a disservice to them and to society. If you happen to be one of these people, I have created a course for you: “So, You Think You Can’t Draw.”Continue reading So You Think You Can’t Draw? I Know You Can.
Today, “So, You Think You Can’t Draw” will go live at our Patreon page. This series is designed to remind you that you can draw and that you are creative. There are seven short videos that will show the six shapes you need to draw anything. They will be released on a weekly basis and only available at Patreon.Continue reading ‘So, You Think You Can’t Draw’ Series Going Live
I grew up watching Mr. Rogers. He was one of my father figures, and I’m glad he was there for me when my actual dad couldn’t or wouldn’t be. Mr. Rogers taught about make-believe, feelings, and being true to yourself regardless of what others thought. In the clip below, Mr. Rodgers urges you to take action and create something today. Creating something is a core part of your human beingness.Continue reading Follow Mr. Rogers’ Advice and Create Something Today