Defeating Dissatisfaction When Learning Drawing

By: R. Schmidt

You may be frustrated and de-motivated because you have just begun to be trained in how to draw and you are discovering it to be tougher than you believed it was.

Or you may be trying new subject matter or a new procedure or a new drawing medium and your efforts are not meeting your expectations. You might also feel that your drawing is stale and you are not making much progress.

The first piece of advice I would give you is to not be so firm on you! Even specialists get depressed occasionally! Each competence you gather, like drawing or knitting or riding a bicycle, utilizes movements of a number of muscles and thought processes. It requires time and practice for your brain and your muscles to become familiar with you!

If you are in this state it makes sense to go through old drawings, or sections of drawings, that you think were successful and place these pictures in a location where you can glimpse them. Do not attempt to draw something too hard right away; strive to find something fairly easy and fascinating and draw that.

Also, use a drawing medium that you know well and as you get comfortable with the objects you are drawing and the medium you are employing you can begin to give yourself, more tough topics to draw. You can also ask a friend whom you believe will give you positive advice,to go through your drawings and give you some thoughts on how to do better.

Handling bad feedback on your drawings

First things first, try not to take it personally. Although the person giving you opinion says something like, "You are bad at drawing," you should interpret for yourself as, "Your drawing aptitudes necessitate more effort." Briefly, any pessimistic feedback is not specifically meant for you, it is about a skill that you are practising and mastering. To learn, it takes time and hard work and sometimes a bit of unconstructive criticism is part of the learning process.

It is very difficult to be objective about your own drawings and it is even more difficult to see the faults in a drawing that you have been looking at for hours. In these circumstances it is very useful to get some 'negative' criticism. You can choose to use it as a learning experience.

While someone speaks pessimistically about your drawing expertise ask them (as politely as you can) to specifically point out areas of features of the drawing they are unhappy with and what they suggest you do to improve. You should also consider asking them what they think is good about the drawing. Any positive comments should be taken personally!

Follow these advices while you learn how to draw and you will never be caught up for a long time.

Soon you will see this will make the difference for your drawing success! Always keep these advises in mind and you'll never again stop on the road to success!

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