|Greg Pizzoli's first picture book|
The Watermelon Seed
Make stuff. It sounds obvious, but is invaluable to those of us who become paralyzed by our inner critic. Make stuff. Terrible stuff. It's okay. In fact, it's often necessary.
An illustrator friend swears by her practice of drawing on cheap printer paper because it has a low-pressure, disposable vibe. The same goes for painting. Many artists feel a sense of freedom from painting on a printout of their original sketches, knowing they can print it again if the watercolor goes awry. I suppose many digital artists must feel that way too.
|This Green Dragon print|
has an Ed Emberley quality
in the best sense.
What tricks do you use to keep moving, to conquer fear, to discipline your artistic life?