#Lifelessons [00] (For Artists)

words can inspire, and guide you, even before you’ve drawn a single line

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
― Pablo Picasso

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
― Pablo Picasso

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.”
― Andy Warhol

Over time quite a few people have asked me to teach them the basics of drawing cartoons.
So let’s do this.
Let’s create some fun art!
For quite a while I’ve been pondering a good starting point.
Do I wish to start with “light and shadow”, “basic shapes” or “selecting the right tools”?
Nah, let’s see what other artists said, they’ve been around the block… these famous guys.
The first “lesson” is not what you expected, I know!
But check out the snippets of wisdom from those who have already done it!
Their words can inspire, and guide you, even before you’ve drawn a single line.

Ok, so I’m a sucker for quotes.
But these three favorites I pasted above always encourage me to draw a couple of lines.
What did I get from these words?
1. You’re never to young to start drawing, you’re never too old to carry on drawing whatever you wish to draw.
2. If you don’t enjoy drawing, if you don’t enjoy creating, then don’t. Only draw when you need to feed your soul, only draw when you want to, whenever you want to!
3. You are your own “audience” first and foremost, you need to like what you do. If you’re happy with your work, then you’ve succeeded! When you share your stuff, always remember the third quote!


“The whale and the stars” Original cartoon 2018 03 20 © TLR