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November 14, 2012


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The 27 Step Process to Artistic Mastery

By Kyle Wilson


Step 1- Finish drawing

Step 2- Look at drawing right away- sit back and appreciate what you've done- become very pleased with yourself while feeling a sense of accomplishment- give yourself a thumbs up/ pat yourself on the back (warning- must be flexible)

Step 3- Walk away for a moment, feeling really good about yourself. Watch some TV- take a break.

Step 4- Get bored.

Step 5- Start thinking about drawing again.

Step 6- Walk back into drawing room- Begin staring at drawing, nitpicking at every little detail, critiquing every detail.

Step 7- 3 Hours later you realize you've been sitting there for 3 hours.

Step 8- Get sick of staring at drawing- eyes hurt from staring at your computer for too long. Become agitated and annoyed. Headache ensues.

Step 9- Start to hate drawing because you've been staring at it all day.

Step 10- Take 2 tablets of extra strength Tylenol.

Step 11- Try to draw something better. Something so epic it will blow everything else out of the water- your final masterpiece. The process begins:

Step 12- Spend too much time trying to find "just the right music" for your drawing.

Step 13- 1 hour later- Start to worry that you've spent too much time trying to find "just the right music" for your drawing.

Step 14- Give up and decide to put music library on shuffle.

Step 15- Start new drawing- while getting frustrated, realizing you've somehow forgotten how to draw after 26 years.

Step 16- Get more frustrated- start erasing frantically- impatiently making lines that aren't straight- creating bad proportions- uninteresting concepts.

Step 17- Crumble paper into small spherical shape, and discard into trashcan (Warning- This is the most difficult step, because you usually just end up throwing it on floor)

Step 18- Go back to original drawing, and try to stare it long enough, forcing yourself to find something good in it.

Step 19- Become unconvinced.

Step 20- Go ask mom, what she thinks, while secretly convinced she will always say yes, because moms are required to do so.

Step 21- She says yes, she likes it.

Step 22- Begin feeling good.

Step 23- Realize that you were being silly- laugh about it.

Step 24- Realize that you wasted half the day worrying about something silly.

Step 25- Feel bad because you wasted half the day worrying about something silly

Step 26- Get second drawing out of trash can- begin looking at it- while realizing it actually has potential.

Step 27- Begin working on new drawing.

-Repeat Process-
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Some sort of Jazz album, I don't know the name of.
  • Reading: Haven't read in Years
  • Eating: On a serious diet right now
  • Drinking: Coffee
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SamanthaJordaan Feb 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Lol, very funny and surprisingly that's what I do:-)
McFlyky Feb 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks! The process is always stressful. Although, surprisingly when I sat down to write this, I came to realize just how comical my life is lol.
SamanthaJordaan Feb 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
It is very comical, my family just think I'm craazy !
ArtBYbeverly Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had fun reading this, because its so true...we've all gone through it many times! :rofl:
McFlyky Nov 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
I know! For me it seems like the drawing process itself bares little weight on my emotions. That's the part I enjoy. The true trials come afterwords when my mind starts working, and questioning every little detail.
ArtBYbeverly Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know exactly what you mean, I go through the same! The test comes for me when I can say out-loud and or to myself "Yes, I cannot change a single thing, everything looks right to me!" then I sign it! :)

It takes a lot of discipline though, not to keep meddling with it, I have to remind myself...if I like something, and it looks right...don't mess with it! lol
so great and true! lol :p
McFlyky Nov 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
haha, thanks!
dannyjay69 Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol!! This is funny. Drawing is pretty stressful at times. But the end result is the best reward.
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