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Live More Creatively with a Drawing Practice Habit

Your first month is only $1, then it’s $17 per month thereafter. You can cancel at any time.

We need to practice our drawing regularly

But it’s not easy. If you’ve tried, you already know that. But don’t worry. It’s perfectly natural to struggle with this. Everybody does.

The Creative Triggers approach to drawing practice will help you get a regular drawing habit established:

  • Even if you’ve never managed it before
  • Even if you think you don’t have the will power to keep it going (hint: it’s not about willpower)

Why is sticking to a drawing habit so hard?

  1. We try to do too much too soon. We often start by committing to drawing for an hour a day, or more. But that takes a lot of effort, and it gets harder with every day.
  2. We start without a plan. It’s really difficult to keep going when you don’t know what you’re going to draw each day.
  3. We have no support. With no-one to cheer you on and keep you accountable, its easy to quietly quit when it get’s a bit difficult.
  4. New habits take a while to get established. Scientific studies on habit formation suggest around 2 months, on average. Without an effective approach, you’re unlikely to get that far.

How can Creative Triggers help?

  1. We start really, really small. That makes it much easier to show up every day. The more regularly you show up, the quicker your drawing habit gets established.
  2. We follow a practice plan – a roadmap of simple, enjoyable and effective drawing exercises to take you through your first few critical weeks – and beyond.
  3. Support from the community. Creative Triggers members say that sharing their practice with the friendly, supportive Creative Triggers community helps them keep going over time.
  4. Monthly drawing challenges. Every month there’s a new drawing project. They’re designed to be fun and build real drawing skills.

I know how hard it is to get a drawing habit established and keep it going. We all do. But Creative Triggers members also know that it’s perfectly possible for anyone to do it, with the right approach.

Your first month is only $1, then it’s $17 per month thereafter. You can cancel at any time.

What’s Inside

The practice plan roadmap includes 18 exercises (and growing) with over 30 video demonstrations designed to help you develop your drawing skills.

Starting Simply

The initial exercise is all about helping you get a regular drawing habit established. Starting small, and without any pressure, you’ll learn how to build a drawing habit into your day.

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Enjoyable exercises that build real world drawing skills

There is a great emphasis on foundational design skills in Creative Triggers.

Design and Composition

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A series of logically progressing design exercises will help you develop your compositional skills. Here’s an example of a video from this section of the exercises.

This example from the design skills series is part 4 of a 6 part exercise, showing how to develop subtle repeat patterns in a simple composition.

Value Exercises

The key to bringing your paintings and drawings to life, to creating a feeling of light, depth and three dimensional form, value is one of the most important of skills to develop in order to create realistic art.

Starting simply, this series of exercises are developing into an in-depth treatment of value that will allow you to create convincing and beautiful paintings and drawings. Never struggle with value again.

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Monthly Drawing Challenges

This is the part of Creative Triggers that helps you keep your drawing habit going over time. The monthly drawing challenges keep you engaged with the Creative Triggers community and ensure continued creative and artistic growth.

Here’s some examples of drawings by members of Creative Triggers from a typical monthly drawing challenge. I describe how to do the exercise here too, so you can have this one for free 🙂 Why not give it a go? If you like it, Creative Triggers might be a good fit for you.

All this is underpinned by the foundation of Creative Triggers – a regular drawing habit.

There’s no need for you to keep going through the endless cycle of trying to practice more, failing, and feeling demotivated.

Imagine instead where you will be after two months of regular drawing practice. After 6 months, after a year.

How much do you think you will have developed creatively? How will your work have improved? How much better will you be feeling about the art you make, and how much more confident in your own abilities?

Your first month is only $1, then it’s $17 per month thereafter. You can cancel at any time.

Here’s what some Creative Triggers members (we call ourselves “Trigglets”) say being a part of the community has given them:

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“The one thing that stands out for me is that I have built my self-confidence in drawing just about anything and doing it over and over again one has a chance of mastery.”

Helga

Helen

“The subtle way we learn the habit of drawing every day takes the pressure off. I have learned more about drawing in two months than in all the years I have been pursuing it.

Having other people to talk to that are going through the same thing as you is invaluable.”

Helen

kay

“The appeal for me was the assistance offered to challenge myself to draw every day – something I had dreamed of for many years but not been able to put into practice on my own. Paul’s system of support and encouragement through simple exercises made it possible.

This has had a wonderful effect on my confidence and attitude towards my artwork.”

Kay

Aurora

“Drawing every day had been one of my goals for years, but I had never cultivated the discipline to keep it up. Since joining CT nearly three months ago, I’ve only missed a handful of days, and that thrills me.

Drawing every day keeps art in the forefront of my mind, keeps me asking myself about my goals and dreams, how I need to grow, in what direction I want to move.”

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Barbara

“Your course has given new life to my art at a time when I was looking for a new direction.”

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A daily drawing habit is not just about practice and drill. It’s about personal and artistic development.

It’s about becoming the artist that you have the potential to be. And a regular drawing habit is the most effective way to get there. In fact, it’s the only way.

Creative Triggers is about reducing barriers to regular art practice. So the price is deliberately low: Membership is $17 per month.

But remember, your first month is only $1. You can try it out for next to nothing.

After that, membership will go up to the full price. You’ll get an email before your first month is up so you don’t forget.

Questions

Q: How do I pay?

A: Payment is online, by credit card. All payments are processed securely. Once you’ve signed up, payments will come automatically from your card once a month.

Q: What if I want to cancel?

A: You can cancel at any time, and your payments will automatically stop.

Q: I joined, what happens next?

A: You’ll get an email letting you know the first steps to take. You’ll get started with your first exercise straight away!

Q: I need help!

A: No problem. Just email me at paul@creativetriggers.com and I’ll sort things out.

Your first month is only $1, then it’s $17 per month thereafter. You can cancel at any time.