I respond to a reader’s and viewers’ questions about how to avoid making drawing mistakes, and explain two ways to shift your mindset about mistakes so that they’re the means to level up your drawing skills instead of holding you back.
The is the question:
Sometimes whenever I draw something, I spot mistakes around it but I don’t know how to fix it or do something about it. Is there any good way to deal with this because I find this to be a pain. I also feel like I’m not improving at all so is there any way to try get rid of this?
Accept that making mistakes is part of the creative process, and as you improve your drawing you’ll make less of them. At the same time, you should learn from your mistakes. Commit to building your knowledge and skill.
This is a mindset shift for many people. If you take the approach that you should never make mistakes in your work, you won’t be able to get better. Instead, you’ll be dealing with fear, and that will hold you back.
In this video I open up my sketchbooks and show you some drawing mistakes I’ve made.
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