Get A Daily Drawing Habit Started – and Keep it Going
If you want to draw more often, to make art a part of your daily life, watch this video. I have good news for you.
If you’ve ever despaired of being able to develop your drawing skills, your creativity, your confidence with drawing watch this video.
“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.
The journey is made easier by sharing with others who are similarly working to improve their skills on a daily basis. This has had a wonderful effect on my confidence and attitude towards my artwork.” – Kay
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.
As well as a helpful and supportive member community, there are 18 exercises (and growing) with over 30 video demonstrations designed to help you develop very specific skills.
The initial exercises are 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 – and sustain it over the long term.
Once the habit starts to develop, there are some simple, low pressure exercises designed to improve your focus and your control of different materials. These exercises, called Breathing Lines, are a meditative approach to drawing that are also very effective as a warm up to a drawing or painting session.
Design and composition
There is a great emphasis on foundational design skills – which translate directly into picture making – in Creative Triggers. Too often, realist artists develop technical skill without learning the art of making beautiful pictures with those skills.
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:
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.
Following on from the value exercises, colour exercises will be added later this year, showing you how to accurately judge and then mix any colour you see.
Monthly Drawing Challenges
As well as the exercises, we also have a regular monthly drawing challenge. Members pick a theme, and contribute drawings through the month. We’ve had design themes, a subject theme of irises, gesture drawing, drawing in cafes and more. These are some of the most fun things we do at Creative Triggers.
All this is underpinned by the foundation of Creative Triggers – a regular drawing habit.
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
“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.
The exercises seem simple but tend to draw you in and you learn something new almost every time you do them. Having other people to talk to that are going through the same thing as you is invaluable. I am very glad to be a part of this community. ” – Helen
Q: How do I pay?
A: Payment is by PayPal, you’ll need a PayPal account to join. If you don’t have one, you can set one up when you join.
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 email@example.com and I’ll sort things out.
“What really excited me was the idea of consciously forming a daily drawing habit using structured, basic, skill-building exercises. 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.
Even if I only hit my trigger with a simple warmup like the Breathing Lines, 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.” – Aurora
Any more questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org