4 Useful Homemade Accessories for Art

When you go into art shops and stores there are so many things you could buy other than the basics like the paper, the paints and the palette.  It can be really daunting because you begin to feel that you need everything and then you start thinking that perhaps drawing and painting is going to be too expensive.

It doesn’t have to be that way, it is nice of course to have all the accessories and gadgets on offer in these stores but you can still develop your art without many of them.  I wanted to share a few simple tools or accessories that you can make at home yourself that could make drawing and painting a bit easier.

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How Do I Keep Motivated?

So you have done the course, met lots of like-minded others, got all the materials but now the course is over, how will you keep motivated?  It is easy to be motivated when you are surrounded by others creating artworks as you get to see new ways of doing things, ideas are shared and often we are motivated.  There often comes a time when the motivation dries up for most of us, then what?  I explain a few ways of keeping motivated…

Keeping In Touch 

If you can try and keep in touch with those that you learnt with once the course is over it is easier to be motivated.  A small group of learners from one of my courses have a ‘drawing meet up’ once a month to continue to inspire and encourge them.

If you don’t have a group of people from a course, try joining a forum or online group where others post imagery of their work.  It is inspiring to see work and you often can ask questions of the members. If none of the above is possible, do a course, I think taking courses with like-minded individuals is not only the quickest way to learn but also the most motivating.

Doing art courses is a great way to stay motivated

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