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Remember Your Creativity with “So, You Think You Can’t Draw”

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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.

Episode 1

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.

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You Can Be More Creative if You Believe You Can Be

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As I got my Master’s in Creativity and Innovation, the most important I learned was the first criteria for being more creative. The person who wants to be more creative needs to believe that he or she can be more creative. The mind is a powerful tool that you can use for good or ill for your own well-being: physical, mental, and educational. We can harness the power that is latent within our minds if we first believe that we can.

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Break from Your Internet News Feed for Greater Creativity

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I listen to a lot of Disney Park atmosphere recordings on YouTube. It’s how I keep my stress level lower and improve my concentration while remaining relatively positive. The thing is, I just started doing this a couple of months ago with the implementation of self-isolation protocols. I watch How-to-Dad sometimes, and I’ve started Mousercising. I also watch Trevor Noah and Stephen Colbert; however, when they went on vacation, my YouTube feed was taken over by Disney songs of all sorts. There are Disney Sing-Alongs, Disney Classic: A Magical Night, Disney mixes made by random people and a YouTube station that looks like it has radio call letters. All of this would be great if my only interest was Disney songs and their related videos. If it weren’t for a recent Mr. Rogers article, I wouldn’t find anything beyond what I’ve searched for in the past.

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