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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Artists

For those of you who are looking to constantly improve what they do, I submit this video. It was shared with me by a very good friend of mine who is one of the top artists in his company.


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  • Chris EllerbyChris Ellerby Los Angeles Admin
    Lot of great tips there!  Reminds me that I need to force myself to work on all my projects a little bit every day rather than waiting for that elusive weekend where I'll finally have time (spoiler alert: it almost never happens!)

    I also struggle with the "volume, not perfection" aspect, because part of the joy of creation for me is immersing myself in one thing and striving for perfection.  I find that I learn a lot that way, but it does mean I produce far less creative works than my peers.  Gotta work on that more!

    Good stuff!

    /Chris
  • @Chris Ellerby Yes, it's easy to slip into habits that seem productive or at least the habit of telling ourselves that we're going to make time, but sometimes it's best to just do a little bit each day. Even if it's just doodles. That's why I started doing ballpoint pen sketches. They're not meant to be anything more than exercises to loosen me up and get the ball rolling. If I tried to start by getting out the paints and the good brushes and all that, I'd spend half my time doing that and the other half trying to decide what the best way to use them would be. With a pen and paper it doesn't matter. You're off to the races.  
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