Drawing & Growing blog

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

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