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5 Ways to Become a Better Artist in 2019

Updated: May 15, 2021

A new year is upon us, friends! A new year means new resolutions and goals! Is one of your goals to become a better artist in 2019? (Because that's one of mine!)

There are five super easy things you can do to become a better artist this year. Well, easier than painting the Sistine Chapel or suffering for the sake of your art. (The tortured artist is a terrible stereotype. I've met plenty of well-balanced artists. Ha.)

1. Make time for art-making

Start here. Look at your schedule. Where can you squeeze in thirty minutes to an hour of art making into your day?

This is critical. If you're never making time for it, you're never going to improve. Make the time. Ask yourself, when could my time be best spent? Which leads me to the next point.

2. Cut back on your social media/screen time.

Screen time is killer. Imagine an invisible, ravenous, time-eating monster and that's screen time: The Screen Time Monster. It's a real thing. I swear.

The good news? You can defeat it! I am guilty of this myself. I love to game. Really, how many times have I referenced Dragon Age in my blogs? A lot. I love it. LOVE IT. I love getting lost in the worlds and going on epic adventures and leveling up my in-game skill set until I'm the baddest bitch around with a shield and a sword.

(Seriously though, here is my canon inky. I love her.)

My Inquisitor, DragonAge