How to be an Artist in 10 Easy Steps...

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Here is the easy guide to being an artist! In case you ever wanted to know how artists do it right. ;) Just follow these 10 easy steps below and you're guaranteed to be an artist in no time!

Step 1: Get a piece of paper and a drawing utensil.
Step 2: Spend half a day deciding what to draw.
Step 3: Find some reference photos. This will take the rest of your day, and maybe tomorrow too.
Step 4: Pick up your pencil and check social media. Spend an hour looking at memes.
Step 5: Make a tea or coffee to focus.
Step 6: Pull up your references. start to sketch something.
Step 7: Make food. You've been working hard.
Step 8: Take a break. You're probably exhausted.
Step 9: Lazily push the pencil across the paper and at least try to make it look like you're working.
Step 10: It's time for bed... Oh well. Tomorrow you'll get that sketch done and actually start getting some progress.


...The struggle may be real. I have banned myself from social media browsing...
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Elantair's avatar
oh my. this rings too true. This was me trying to be a professional artist this summer XD At uni I am 10x more productive on the art front despite having loads of other work to do
AthenaMyth's avatar
I know! I don't know what it is. I'm currently unemployed, so you'd think I'd be all doing the art I hadn't been able to do during the last 3 months of my thesis and other issues. But no. I have another commission to do and I have been pushing that off for 3 weeks... I just want to doodle. I'd planned on taking this time and really pushing commission and example art but... It's so hard to get back into.
prte1's avatar
xDDDD Yes, that's sometimes similar to me x'D :XD: Like this guide :D
AthenaMyth's avatar
Haha, the struggle is real...