I'm a 30-something mom of 2 little boys. Designing apps, games, and literature for children is my main goal. I have tried to be an “artist” my whole life. When I “wasn't good,” I gave up over and over. Recently, I took a free online course at Stanford on how to learn math. It stressed the importance of a growth mindset and how we can learn anything with enough practice and hard work.
This big idea renewed my passion for art, because I know now that even though artistic abilities may be inherent in some doesn't mean that it can't be learned by others.
I pulled out my art supply collection from over the years, purchased a drawing book and some coloring books, subscribed to VirtualInstructor.com (the verdict is still out on this one), and am drawing everyday.
I look forward to learning from you all and improving my skills.
Recently, Hubs added to my pencil collection by getting me a 12 pack of Prismacolor Premiers to try. I must say first off that I am rough on things. As much as I would love to keep things in mint condition, I tend to break, dent, or otherwise damage my materials.
After doing some research on my…READ MORE
I have spent the last few days, not making art so much, but practicing my gradients, lines, and hold. I recently posted in the Beginner's group forum that my hold was atrocious. It was causing my fingers to go numb.
The best way I could think to practice was to make pencil swatches. As a friend was so proud to tell me, that's easy. Why yes, yes it was. My response was that sometimes things should be easy.
While struggle and mistakes may grow your artistic ability, practicing…READ MORE
Just joined and looking forward to learning so much. I’m a total noob to art. I’ve taken two art classes in earlier years, but quit because “I wasn’t good enough.” Speaking honestly, I never gave it a chance, because I couldn’t get it perfect right away and the mess. I was recently diagnosed with OCD, which makes many things including my art experiences make much more sense.
I’m a stay-at-home mom with two small children that dreams of children’s books, games, and apps. I decided that…READ MORE