I have taught art for many years and realise that it should be a personal journey, one of the joys of the subject to teach is that nobody’s work is the same. It is a great shame when learners start comparing their work to others and in many cases it steals all the joy and creativity out of the work, so why do we do it?
The idea for this post came from seeing similar patterns with my beginner learners. All these things are so common and so simple to fix, so I thought a checklist might help:
Have I got the right sort of paper?
If you are working with watercolour you will need some watercolour paper, for pastels you will need pastel paper etc. If you are unsure I give some advice on my Art Materials page.