Don’t be tempted to invest in a huge amount of art equipment. Trial and error with mediums and materials will soon establish what is best for you.
Establish a space in which to work without interference. Even a small area will do, provided it is well lit and has space for a drawing surface of some type – easel, drawing board, table, etc., which should be of the height and angle that best suits you, the Artist.
Are you sitting comfortably? It is important that the chair you chose should give good back support whilst working. For this purpose, I would recommend a good quality office type chair that is fully adjustable.
Before you start a project, ensure that you have all the necessary materials to hand. Running around, looking for this or that pen, or colour is futile and unprofessional!
Set a pattern of work, either on daily or weekly basis. Artists, like writers, can get a “block” but if you have established a routine, it is far easier to keep on producing innovative and appealing artworks.
Take regular ten-minute breaks when working. This enables you to stand back from the work and accurately judge it’s actual progression and enables you to keep fresh and energised while creating your artwork.
If you don’t like a drawing or painting you have produced – discard it!. You are the very best judge of your own work and if it does not please you, then it is very unlikely anyone else will be too happy with it either!.
Your artwork should be worthy of your signature, so remember please, to sign it.