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The 27 Step Process to Artistic Mastery

By Kyle Wilson

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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:-)
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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.
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SamanthaJordaan Feb 17, 2013   Traditional Artist
It is very comical, my family just think I'm craazy !
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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:
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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.
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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
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:iconlilsweetmandee:
so great and true! lol :p
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McFlyky Nov 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
haha, thanks!
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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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