Drawing & Growing blog

  1. You are not good enough

    20 Jun 2021
    There I said it. I know you have had your doubts and that you have been plagued by this though for what seems like eons and I am confirming it. You were right all along! You are not good enough. But please, read on, because that’s great news. I see…

  2. To be creative you have to be willing to destroy

    16 Nov 2020
    The other day I came upon a chapter in something I was reading on how destruction is a necessary element in creativity. This phrase hit me with that zing of truth that happens when you recognize something you never put into words but already know to be true. When you…

  3. 5 tips that could take your fashion figure drawing to THE NEXT level

    12 Oct 2020
    I’ve been struggling with writing this post far more than I ever did with drawing actual figures.  I wasn’t sure where to start. I’ve also seen so many posts and videos explaining how to draw the 10 heads fashion figure, using a ruler (!?) and explaining literally one figure to…

  4. Depression and creativity: What’s art(ist) got to do with it?

    05 Oct 2020
    This is a guest post by Andrea Gerčar on understanding and effects of depression in artists.  Andrea is a psychologist and licensed gestalt psychotherapist and has a private practice in Zagreb, Croatia..You can follow Andrea on her IG @gestalt_psihoterapija for more great short form insights. Creative process is an emotional…

  5. Drawing on the right side of the brain by Betty Edwards

    28 Sep 2020
    First time I encountered this book I was blown away. Why did no one ever tell me about this?!?! I was educated in art and I never even heard of it. Granted, art education in Croatia consists of “Here is the subject, draw it” and when you inevitably fail they…

  6. How to be confident in your art

    21 Sep 2020
    For most of my life I was waiting for a magical day I will wake up and have complete and utter confidence in my work. I was probably waiting for it in general terms as well, but let’s not go there just yet. Not that I was sitting and waiting…

  7. How to draw a head you are proud of

    14 Sep 2020
    How painful is it when you see illustrations where the poor artist so obviously struggles with the head that in the process his illustration loses so much appeal it reads as something entirely different to what they have intended. Another version you can often see is when there is no…

  8. 5 drawing mistakes that are ruining your fashion illustrations & how to fix them

    06 Sep 2020
    Disclaimer: I am well aware that this headline is clickbaity. I really really want a lot of people who draw fashion figures to click on it. It is frustrating and sad when I see people really put themselves into their work only to ruin their efforts with few easily avoidable…

  9. Secret to great fashion illustration and you are probably not doing it

    02 Sep 2020
    You will likely hate me for what I am about to tell you but it is unavoidable:  This is one of the most important skills you need in any kind of figure drawing and it is super hard to explain. You need to just get it. Okay? Great! For a…

  10. How to think about mistakes to get the best out of drawing

    02 Sep 2020
    Ah, mistakes! - she says as she looks longingly into the distance. Let me first put you at ease, I am not talking about those big life mistakes that take anywhere from 2 months to 5 years of your life. I am talking about drawing and painting mistakes. Those small…

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