For many people, drawing is one of the most enjoyable hobbies; they might get into drawing during their childhood and lose passion as they get older. Many, in some cases, are caught up in their jobs now want to pick up the brush.
But, after a long break, how can we enjoy art again?
To get back into drawing and get you feeling creative again, we’ve compiled some great tips that will help you get started!
How to Get Back into Drawing after a Long Break?
If you want to draw again, make time for the hobby and create a habit. Spend an hour or so at the weekend, pick up your brush and start drawing.
When you get back into drawing, it’s important to find other people whose work inspires you and get inspired by them too! They could be artists on Instagram or Pinterest.
Look for things around the house that inspire you, whether food, animals, or even nature walks. Try not to limit yourself when finding new inspirations. Many different everyday objects can help get your creativity flowing again.
Drawing is a great way to get back into drawing because it’s easy, and you get instant gratification.
Find Yourself a Comfortable Space
When you get back into drawing, you should find a comfortable spot and get inspired.
It could be your favorite chair, on the couch, or even outside if the weather is nice! Make sure you have enough space to move around, look at nature, breathe in the fresh air, and feel at home.
Get some Paper and Pencils
Shopping for drawing tools again or bringing out the old tools you use is a good way to feel the love for art running in your veins.
Get started by grabbing some paper and pencils. Or you can clean the old color palette and brush. Prepare to feel excited about the process.
Start out by sketching basic shapes or outlines of objects and people.
Experiment with Different Mediums
Once you get more confident with your drawings, start experimenting with different mediums like charcoal or crayons.
If you’re someone who doesn’t like getting messy, then watercolor pencils are a great alternative that won’t get your hands dirty!
More Advice for a Good Start
If you can’t decide what to draw, other options may inspire your creativity. You could look at old photos or try one of the following prompts:
- Draw something familiar from childhood (try googling “childhood drawings” for inspiration)
- Draw an object/animal/person starting with each letter in the alphabet, going through all 26 letters
- Pick a word out of a dictionary or book and create several sketches based on different interpretations of this word
- Draw a photo from a magazine, but change one element
Try branching out into different mediums or styles once you get the hang of drawing again. You can learn something new about yourself and your art by trying these:
- Draw with your non-dominant hand (if you’re right-handed, this won’t be easy)
- Try using pen/pencil instead of crayon or marker for a more realistic effect
- Use watercolors to paint an object that typically doesn’t require watercolors
- Be patient. If none of these work, start doodling until something comes up! Don’t get discouraged if you don’t do it perfectly the first time around. Remember, drawing is an art form where everyone learns at their own pace, so there’s no harm in taking breaks here and there, too, when needed!
How do I get Started?
Once you’ve gotten over these initial hiccups once more, remember how satisfying creating something with just a piece of paper, and a pencil can be!
If you get frustrated, don’t forget that drawing is fun, so it’s okay if things don’t go as planned. With a little bit of patience and practice, you’ll get back into drawing like you never left!
Start by drawing things you’re familiar with. It can be something as simple as your favorite toy or a picture of your family. This will get you used to the medium and how it feels again.
Set yourself a specific time to draw; simply setting aside an hour or two in your schedule will keep you motivated and focused on the task.
Take regular breaks and allow yourself time to rest; overworking yourself isn’t suitable for anyone! Make sure you take some time for other hobbies or activities that help relieve stress.
We hope that these tips have helped get you started on your journey back into drawing. We would love to see what you come up with, so please feel free to share them with us through social media platforms or get in touch! Thank you for reading. Good luck on your new journey of rediscovering your artistic passion!