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Do you get frustrated when drawing fails?

Do you get frustrated when drawing fails?

Question from Sabrena

What tools do I need to get started?

What do you do when you get frustrated because something you are working on is not coming out right?

Feedback from Vladimir London, Drawing Academy tutor

Dear Sabrena,

If you have a graphite pencil, some drawing paper and an eraser, you are good to get started.

It is not about tools, it is all about your determination to learn good drawing techniques.

Regarding your second question, it would be naive for me to expect every piece of artwork to come out right. I just know that I have to work on some pieces again and again to get the results I wanted.

This week, I was painting an apple in watercolor. So far, there were 20 attempts in various painting techniques. The result is still not as I envisioned it, so I will carry on. This is not because I need a painting of an apple. These sketches will not be used for exhibitions or a portfolio. This is to polish my watercolor painting skills, so my other artworks will be better.

Do you get frustrated when drawing fails

So, the answer is – draw more, draw obsessively. Results will follow “auto-magically.”

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  1. Marianne Carduner says:

    As a beginning student with the Drawing Academy, I am learning a lot of new skills. I am currently working on portraits and, since that is something I have hardly done at all in my previous classes, it feels extremely difficult. I found myself getting frustrated at taking such a long time to measure out proportions, marking out the placement of features etc. I also found it frustrating not getting it quite right. So I pace myself. I take a break and step back from the whole process and from the trying, sometimes even for a day. I use that time to practice hatching, etc. I know that if I try to force myself, I may go overboard and not keep doing it. BUT, when my mind is rested and cleared of the frustration, I go at it again. I notice that each time it gets a little easier. I find it important to know my rhythm and know when to take a break and when to go on so as to simply keep drawing and keep developing my skill.

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