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How to commit 30 minutes a day to drawing with ease | What is Aphantasia? | WDS 13Jan21

Do you want to draw more and improve your drawing skills? Do you find it hard to find the time to draw every day? So does Matt Marshall who ask Shoo, in this week’s Wednesday Drawing Show – How do you commit 30 minutes a day to drawing with ease?

Like anything else, not of value comes with ease. you need to put in some effort, or sacrifice to achieve anything.Basically, take a look at your life and ask yourself, do I really need to spend an hour and a half a day checking Facebook or watching cat videos on Youtube? Go on, have a look in your screen time stats – if you dare! You will probably be shocked to find out how much time you waste online every day. But there are other forces at play trying to stop you drawing. Shoo explains and suggests ways to be strong and firm in your commitment.

Ever heard of Aphantasia? It’s the inability to make mental images. Leesa Austin contacted me to say how my videos helped. I’d not heard of Aphantasia before. I wondered wether collage and making sort of idea boards might help as she tries to create imaginary drawings. find out more in this Scientific American article

Join me on Patreon to get the help sheets for this video, plus images, extra watercolour painting videos, drawing courses, free drawing eBooks and insider tips. We also have live zoom tutorials and a private facebook page to share your work with other artists, just like you – all for a low $5 a month – click to find out more ?? http://bit.ly/JoinShooOnPatreon You’l be helping me to promote drawing for all and to keep this channel going on YouTube too. 00:00:00 introduction 00:00:29 How to find 30 minutes a day 00:10:57 Aphantasia 00:12:53 Create cut-out composite collage idea boards

Creating heraldry videos

Choosing what to draw

Thanks to Blake Wilson, a teacher in Doha Qatar, who contacted me and asked if I might make some videos about creating coats of arms.

One video would be too long and messy to cover it, so I’m making a series of videos on drawstuffreallyeasy this week, and maybe a bit of next week, to cover the subject a bit. See the first one this afternoon at 2 pm uk time.

I’ve hauled in a couple of other videos from my other channel into a playlist called how to create your own coat of arms! Where you can find all the videos collected together.

You will find ad free versions of the videos plus downloadable help sheets on my Patreon Page. Have fun!