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How To Draw More Often In 4 Easy Steps!

You’re looking to draw more often, aren’t you? It’s simpler than you might think.

Cultivating a regular drawing habit can begin with scheduling a daily drawing habit for your sketchbook.

Ensuring it’s always within reach, you’ll find it becomes a natural part of your routine.

But what about when the blank pages seem intimidating? Visual journaling might be the key to reducing that pressure.

 And, you can explore a lot more to make your sketchbook your best friend and start drawing more often.

Let’s get into it!

Fill Sketchbooks by Scheduling Time

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To cultivate a consistent drawing habit, start by scheduling a specific time each day or every few days to fill your sketchbook.

Make sure it’s always within easy reach to overcome any excuses not to draw.

This daily meeting with your sketchbook won’t only help you draw more often, but will also fuel your creativity and improve your artistic skills over time.

Remember, the key to making it a habit is consistency.

Choose a time that suits your routine, where you can indulge in your art without interruptions.

It might be first thing in the morning to kickstart your day, during a lunch break to unwind, or at night as a soothing wind-down ritual.

Now, let’s talk about your sketchbook.

It doesn’t have to be a masterpiece collection.

It’s your playground, a space for exploration and experimentation.

Fill it with whatever you want, let it be your visual diary, capturing your thoughts, feelings, and observations.

Use Visual Journaling Techniques

Doodle Art Style by wotto76 on instagram
Doodle Art Style by wotto76 on instagram

Visual journaling techniques are an exciting way to spice up your drawing habits, allowing you to experiment with doodles and sketches instead of feeling pressured to produce a complete piece of art every time.

This approach will help you draw more frequently and with less stress, turning a challenging task into an enjoyable habit.

Visual journaling is perfect for boosting your creativity and motivation since you’ll be journaling your days, your thoughts and what keeps you going.

You can use it to practice different styles, explore new ideas, or simply let your imagination run wild. By breaking free from the confines of perfection, you’ll find that your sketches come to life more naturally and fluidly.

And visual journaling can serve as an excellent source of inspiration!

Looking back at your old sketches will motivate you to keep going.

They will show you how far you’ve come and what you’re capable of achieving with regular practice. They will be a tangible reminder of your progress, your experiments, and your artistic growth.

Keep Yourself Inspired

While visual journaling helps you ease into the habit of drawing more frequently, keeping yourself constantly inspired fuels this creative journey even further.

The key lies in finding what truly motivates you. This could be a specific theme, a beloved character, or even a TV show.

Once you’ve figured it out, keep those sources of inspiration close at hand.

Create a dedicated folder on your computer or print out images and hang them on your wall. This constant visual reminder acts as a spark for your creativity, nudging you to draw more often.

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Commitment plays an essential role in this process.

Make a pact with yourself to draw regularly, it doesn’t need to be everyday. Create art that you like to make!

Set achievable goals and celebrate each milestone, no matter how small.

This commitment to your art keeps you motivated and helps you improve your skills over time.

Relax And Join A Community

Letting go of the pressure and embracing the joy of creativity can truly enhance your art journey. So why not take a step back, relax, and even join an art community to share your passion and learn from others?

The tip here is to make your art journey more enjoyable and less of a chore.

You don’t need to draw every day. You can take your time to learn to draw at your own pace and not share it on Instagram or social media.

This will make the art progress easier.

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Relaxing and engaging in art makes you more likely to draw more often and with greater enthusiasm.

But if you do want to keep posting in social media (it’s usually a good idea to keep some consistency), join a supportive community!

Joining an art community can be incredibly beneficial.

Not only will it provide you with a platform to showcase your work and receive feedback, but it will also expose you to a variety of styles and techniques that can inspire and challenge you.

This is an opportunity to learn from others, engage in constructive discussions, and perhaps even collaborate on projects.


So, immerse yourself in your art journey. This is something that has really helped me draw better with time and become a better artist.

Make mistakes.

Make time to draw on your sketchbook, explore visual journaling, and stay inspired.

Remember, drawing should be a relaxing, fun part of your day.

Don’t pressure yourself; instead, join a community where you can share your work, receive feedback, and learn new techniques.

Consistency is the secret sauce to drawing more often.

So pick up that pencil, make drawing a habit, and have fun drawing!

Not sure what to draw? Use this Random Art Prompt Generator!

And if you’re ready to take an extra step:

Join my Online Drawing Courses here!


Patricia Caldeira is the main writer here at Don Corgi. She's an art teacher with over 20.000 happy students across many platforms and courses!

Enjoy your stay and as always:
Keep on drawing!

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