6 New Year Resolutions for Artists

The end of a year and the start of the new year is the perfect time to look back on your achievements as a beginner artist.  Often we are so focussed on what we can’t get right that we forget how far we have come.  Why not take time to celebrate some of your successes over the year, however small.  It is also a time of looking forward to tackle new artist challenges in the year ahead.

If you have just started art or have been learning for a while there are always new skills, techniques and goals to achieve.  Here are a few of my suggestions for everyone:

Have A Mini Review

At the end of the year it is a good time to get out all your artwork and have a good look at what you have done over the years or months.  When you come back to artwork with fresh eyes you see it differently, you are in a much better position to critique your own work after some time has passed.  You will be able to see areas of improvement much more clearly and perhaps themes of things you keep doing like working too small or using too much brown paint etc.

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Why Should I Take Part In Drawing Challenges?

What is a drawing challenge and should I do them?  In a word yes, drawing is a must on a regular basis if you wish to improve your drawing and painting.  It doesn’t matter what you draw, just draw! Drawing challenges are great because they make you draw things that perhaps you wouldn’t to start with.  The idea of a drawing challenge is that you can do it with other people and it gives you a goal to work towards.

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