What do you hate to draw?

I’ve started a new blog called Things I Hate to Draw: a self-help blog for artists. Anyone can submit sketches. It is all about challenging yourself to get over mental blocks.

Every artist has strengths and deficiencies. Some of us are good with anatomy but terrible with vehicles. Some of us draw great machines but aren’t so good at plants. Some do fantastic landscapes, but can’t draw a character’s face the same way twice. Often we are slow to improve in our weak areas, because we don’t LIKE to draw certain things. You dread screwing up. You know you’ll mess up your paper with all that erasing. It will be tedious. You’ll have to start over. So you avoid drawing it altogether.

Does this sound familiar?

The first step is to admit you have a problem. The second step is to get over it. Practice drawing those subjects you can’t draw, and you might surprise yourself. After a while they won’t be such a chore anymore.

If you would like to submit a sketch to this blog, follow these easy steps:

1. Choose a subject you normally avoid drawing. Acknowledge and embrace the fact that it may not be your best work.

2. Save your art as a .jpg, .png, or .gif file

3. Attach image to an email with “I HATE TO DRAW _____” in the subject line.

4. In the body of the email, type the title of your art, your name, and website. If you would like to include a brief bio or artist statement, that’s cool too.

5. Send to volsungaloop@gmail.com

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