10 Things I’ve Learned From Drawing for 30 Days

In keeping with my theme, here are my discoveries from drawing every day for 30 days. If you’d like to see my drawings, follow me on Instagram!

  1. Even if you think your first drawing is great, draw it again. It’s usually even better the next time. And the next time.
  2. Be gentle on yourself and give yourself credit for struggling, trying, and growing.
  3. Struggling to get a drawing right is part of the fun
  4. It’s not about getting it right the first time, it’s about understanding your subject more with each line stroke.
  5. Bad drawings are not in vain and not a reason to get flustered; the knowledge you gain from studying a subject is not wasted, and your lines will be more confident the next attempt.
  6. Sometimes mistakes improve the drawing and are ‘happy little accidents’
  7. Drawings that you were originally unhappy with often turn out the best because of the extra effort you put into them to get them just right
  8. Planning is important so you have a direction and know where you want to go
  9. But know that things will never go according to plan and that’s okay
  10. If you make a mistake, you can always fix it