Do you have a load of frustrated creative urges you’re not allowing out ?

What if you could find something new and different that might be fun to do?

When you’re blocked creatively, your Inner Critic gets particularly scathing about your chances of creating anything new, original or worthwhile. So you don’t. You do absolutely nothing and if that goes on for long enough, you can get stuck in a dark, depressing pit & slowly deteriorate.

You might not consciously feel it, but there’s a sense that if you don’t get past this, some valuable part of you will die.

If you had a way to break through,

creativity would begin to flow again…

… in all sorts of ways.

You would have ideas bubbling up for (say) writing or drawing, and for other creative projects, and your actual work would begin to flow far more easily, too.

When you boost your overall creative confidence, you start to believe you can do stuff again

And when the inkling that you had is confirmed

— that yes, you do need to give creative activity a key place in your life and in your work —

it also brings a sense of great relief.

unleash creativity

Cartooning is a great way to unleash creativity by gently circumventing the need to produce realistic drawings.

Ta-da! Introducing — Learning to Cartoon!

What if you could:

  • unleash your right brain so that you harness creativity in every area of your life?
  • develop a daily creativity habit to entrench that release?
  • drop your perfectionism and focus on learning instead?
  • boost your creative confidence by experiencing “success” at every stage of the learning process?
  • developing general drawing skill by gently circumventing the need to produce realistic drawing?
  • develop skill in drawing well-known characters?
  • know how to copy intelligently through knowing what to look for?
  • learn to see as an artist, and so learn massively from master illustrators?
  • integrate elements of different drawing styles to develop your own unique style

But what if you can’t draw?

Just about everyone feels like they can’t draw in the beginning. My most frequently asked question is “Are you sure I don’t have to be able to draw to do this?”

Here is what a couple of past students have to say:

Though people started with different levels of skill, many of us felt like raw beginners, and I think we all worried that we wouldn’t be able to meet the standard of other students. 

 

Well, in some ways it is easier if you don’t think you are good at drawing – because then you are a completely blank slate (except for the negative self-talk :) ). The process this course took us through starts right from nothing – we were encouraged to access our inner 3 year old and start from there. And we all did.

 

Mara Dall – Australia

Yes, perhaps you can be born with the soul of an artist ….. but there is no reason why you cannot master the craft if you are a mere mortal.

 

I have realised that the great masters copied a lot and practiced and practiced till they produced art worthy of museums and mausoleums. So you will always be bad at drawing …. till you learn you can be good at it!!

 

Sonia Fernandes – New Zealand

What if you’re good at drawing?

Even if you are good at drawing, the methods I use will teach you to see and draw in a completely different way.

I wasn’t convinced that Alison could help me

  • But I did need to draw and create faster. And I wasn't happy with my characters — they felt too wooden.

    After a single session I could already see improvements

    My figures had more movement and I could visualise better how to draw them. And when I had done the follow-up exercises, I sat down and drew a load of amazing stuff in just a couple of hours.

    The biggest learning is that I have an understanding of motion

    I can take a pose and observe what is going on to expand and work with it. It’s given me a starting point to develop flexibility and motion.

    I get to a better result, faster

    My old process took way too long. Alison has given me structure and method so that I get to a better result, faster.

    I'd say the biggest improvements are

    • Loosening up.
    • My observation skills have improved.
    • I don’t expect to get it right the first time.
    • I can break things down to work backwards.
    Stacy Fabre

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