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The Power of the Artistic Mind
March 21, 2007

I definitely believe in the power of the mind. If you think you can't draw, well, you won't be able to.

If you think "Drawing is fun. I've learned so much and my pencil flows easily," you will be able to.

So, what do you believe? What do you really want? If you change your focus to the positive, good things will start to happen. This stuff works!

I approach everything I do with a positive attitude and I like to surround myself with positive-thinking people.

My website is going ahead in leaps and bounds because I focus on all the benefits it can provide.

I don't mind when I get negative feedback. It is inevitable, after all. This only serves to inspire me to look at things differently and to find the good in the negative feedback.

I'll admit that sometimes it can be very hard to deal with negative-thinking people. However, I refuse to be dragged down by this. And, there lies the key. Don't let anyone criticize you unfairly. Don't take it to heart. Stay away from that kind of person. Keep thinking positively and believe in yourself!

You can draw if you have the desire.

What's New at

Cartoon drawings are just so much fun. Pick any subject and play around with how you can change that subject to become a cartoon character. Or, copy my latest drawings, cartoon animals. They are all simple outlines.

This form of practicing really does help you to improve. I have read numerous art books and most of them include the quote "copy simple line drawings." It's a common recommendation when you are learning to draw.

I do a lot of mental drawing as well. Once you get into the swing of drawing, you will catch yourself doing this too.

Oh, and I bought an art book to see if it could help you with your learn to draw journey. Read my review of this book to see if it would suit you.

Tip of the Month

When you are drawing a landscape or anything that has a foreground, middle and background, a good tip is to vary the thickness of the pencils you are using.

For things in the background and on the horizon, use a fine tip pencil. A mechanical pencil with a .3mm or .5mm lead would be ideal for this. Mechanical pencils don't need sharpening and each stroke is consistent when applied with the same pressure.

For everything in the foreground, use thicker pencils.

Thank you,, for taking the time out of your day and reading this issue.

Feel free to contact me if you have any feedback you'd like to share.

Until next month, I wish you many happy drawings!

with best wishes


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