You can easily get distracted by the various activities in your life and neglect your drawing skills. Whether you are naturally gifted with the talent of drawing, or you developed an interest in it while growing up, a time will come when you will get stuck and lose your passion for drawing. It happens to a lot of creatives.
It would be best if you did not allow your drawing skill to become history, don’t make it turn into something you once did and not something you are still doing. Some find trying another craft helps them back to drawing, such as sculpting clay or sewing.
It could be tiring to start drawing again, especially if you have a very demanding job, studies, or a family. All of these things sometimes steal away the time you would have dedicated to drawing. But they are not enough to stop you from giving drawing another chance in your life.
If you are very concerned about your lost zeal for drawing and you are in search of simple ways of getting back into it, these top 4 tips below will guide you appropriately on how to go about that. Check them out.
How to Get Back Into Drawing
1. Remember What Inspired Your Creativity?
If you can figure out what previously inspired your creativity, you will find it easy to get back to drawing. A well-known Spanish painter, Pablo Picasso, once said, “inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” It’s not enough to be inspired; put in the work to create too.
It’s time to stop limiting your abilities and get active on sites like Pinterest, deviant art, and many others so you can get inspiration from there. Stop trying to attain perfection and blaming everything on lack of motivation. Be friends with creatives like you that are serious about their art, join social media pages that can inspire you and give you the boost you need to get back to drawing.
2. Dedicate 15minutes a Day to Drawing (Make it a Habit)
Dedicate 15 minutes out of the 24 hours you have in a day to draw. Make it a habit, don’t just do it whenever you feel like it. You could choose to do it in the morning, during the day, or at night but ensure you do it daily.
Get somewhere comfortable to sit, a place that can help you focus. Get your sketchbook, marker, paint, and ballpoint pen and start creating something. Don’t allow the 15 minutes to elapse without drawing something. You don’t need to create something mind-blowing; it’s just for you to draw anything that comes to mind on your sketchbook.
If a timer would help you keep to the time limit, then get one immediately. If after a while you begin to notice that the 15 minutes are now too short, then, congratulations, you’re gradually regaining your passion for drawing.
Don’t try to relax when you start to spend more time drawing. Rather keep at it. You could try drawing one of your old art pieces or some random pictures of what you see around you or even pictures you can find on websites. As you consistently spend more time drawing, you will get back to drawing.
3. Invest in Some New Paper, Pencils, Sketchbook, etc
Maybe one of the reasons you are still struggling with getting back to drawing is because you are still using your old equipment.
Invest in a new sketchbook or some special paper and use it solely for drawing. Investing your money in getting this stuff will help you see drawing as a significant aspect of your life that you are proud of.
Remember to get a sketchbook that is not very large, so you can always carry it anywhere you go. Inspiration can come at any time, and having your sketchbook with you when it arrives will help you create something beautiful.
4. Be Prepared for a Few ‘Bad’ Sketches
Don’t expect to start creating beautiful art pieces immediately when you get back to drawing. Get ready for a few bad sketches when you first start drawing after a long time. Be patient with yourself. Don’t get discouraged with the few bad sketches you will create when you first start drawing again.
It’s normal. If you allow the few bad sketches you make to overwhelm you, you may never see any good reason why you should go back to drawing.
It is natural for you to sometimes lose your passion for drawing, but it is not normal for you to keep blaming yourself for it and never making any attempt at regaining that lost passion.
Don’t give in to any form of discouraging words from people who have no idea about what you are passionate about and what you feel happy doing. Pretend as if they don’t exist, pick up your pencil and sketchbook and start drawing those beautiful images you’ve always imagined about.
Be committed to applying those tips mentioned in this article about how to get back into drawing, and you will experience a boost to start doing what you love again.
The world needs to see those beautiful images of yours; would you keep denying it the opportunity of beholding the beauty of your drawings? Or would you instead start making moves on how to start getting those beautiful images drawn?
I’m sure you don’t want to keep denying the world of the beautiful photos it deserves to see, so now is the best time to start doing something about getting back into drawing.