Learn by doing & Quantity has it’s own quality

I am spending just 30 minutes a day on learning to draw and sketch. I am not looking for perfection, I am looking for gradual improvements. I a looking for learning from errors. In it’s own way quantity will have therefore it’s own quality. Let me illustrate with a story I found in a self help book:

There was once a pottery teacher called Brian. One month, he decided to split his class into two groups. Group A had to make a pot every day for 30 days (so 30 pots in total). Group B had to work on a single pot for the whole 30 days.

At the end of the month, Brian judged the quality of the pots. Without exception, every one of the top 10 pots came from Group A, the guys that made one pot per day. None came from the group that focused on perfecting their single pot.

As I learn to draw and paint, if there is one thing I will stick to it is draw a line every day. Learn by doing, by making mistakes and doing 30 bad drawings rather than working on one thing for 30 days. This Blog is an example of that, I spent so many years wanting to write more often and delayed things til it might be perfect. Stop delaying your passion waiting for perfection, the work gets better by doing it every day and so do you.

Published by NCS

reader of great literature, teller of tales, photographer of mostly awful snaps but on occasion I am half decent.

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