Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start Drawing or Painting

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.

Have you got the right paper?

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Why Perfectionism Could be Stopping You in Art

I felt this topic was worth a post as it keeps cropping up in my classes.  Also see my post  5 Thoughts Stopping You from Creating Art which is along the same lines.

This topic is very close to my heart as I suffered from these limited thoughts throughout my art studies.  What I learnt from teaching others is that perfectionism is paralysis in art.

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