Want to be a better artist? This one easy thing can improve your skills greatly!
Now, there are many great tips to make artists better at their craft. This article doesn't claim to have all of the answers, but this one skill can improve your skills in painting, sculpture, sketching and more.
This skill, although seemingly simple, can open up new worlds to your creativity and unlock inspiration wherever you go. And this simple tip is just this:
Carry a sketchbook and pencil or pen on you.
Now while this doesn't seem like the great art secret you were hoping we'd share with you, it is a very simple way to boost your creativity and improve your art.
How? By carrying a sketchbook with you wherever you go, you will have access to a place where you can practice your drawing skills, sketch quick ideas for later, larger works of art and for acting as a resource for when your running a little short on inspiration.
A good sketchbook is great for rough sketches and notes. If you get burnt out with overly complex larger art projects, sometimes sketching a quick and simple drawing can relieve stress and give you perspective on what you're doing. Keeping a sketchbook on you can give you a great outlet for when you're on the go or just need to express yourself.
Many famous artists kept sketchbooks on them from Frida Kahlo to Vincent Van Gogh to Claude Monet. Even though they were painters, these famous artists knew the importance of daily sketching and having an available outlet on their person for artistic inspiration.
If you don't have a sketchbook yet, Jerry's Artarama has a wide selection of available sketchbooks from artists favorites such as the Artist Survival Book with three types of drawing paper to the popular Reflexions Pocket Journal, the perfect sized sketchbook to carry conveniently. Whichever sketchbook you decide on, carry it with you and you will quickly see an improvement in your art!