PK 074: What’s Really Stopping You From Making Art?

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If you want to be more creative, ask yourself what’s really stopping you from making art – the answer might be much easier to fix than you think.

“If you want to draw Ninja Turtles, then draw Ninja Turtles. Who’s to say you shouldn’t?”

~ Mitch Bowler

So what’s really stopping you from making art?

As January 2016 comes to an end, it’s time to take stock of what you want to achieve this year.

And, if making art is one of them, then there’s no time like the present to tackle those doubts head on and start having fun with your creativity again.

Because you’re not alone. All over the world, there are artists just like you trying to find the motivation to pick up their pencils again.

In fact, Pencil Kings founder, Mitch Bowler, is one of them.

And in this podcast, he talks openly about his own struggle to overcome creative block…and how you can do the same.

What’s Really Stopping You From Making Art?

Remember how much you used to enjoy drawing and painting?

And how you never used to worry about what other people thought about it?

It’s like something happens to us when we grow up.

It’s like making art becomes just another hobby – an indulgence that just isn’t as important as paying those bills, doing the chores, holding down a job etc.

But it’s more than just a hobby – it’s an integral part of who you really are. Why? Because when you don’t create anything, you can find yourself feeling incomplete. In fact, as one of our new members recently said: “Without art, I just feel kinda dead inside.”

So, if this sounds like you, it’s time to take action.

How? By learning how to have fun with your art again.

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • About all the great art apps available for Android and Apple devices
  • Why your favorite subject is what you should be drawing the most
  • How to reach out to others and join an inspiring art community

Has this podcast helped you take action with your art in 2016? Check out this blog post for even more great tips on how to start making art again.

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