Is fear standing in your way from doing something you love or are you feeling like you’re not creative enough? Are you wanting to follow your dreams of doing something creative?
Maybe you’ve dabbled in the past or perhaps you’ve always had little creative side projects but for you’re feeling a little hesitant about taking the next step and learning more.
‘My drawing skills aren’t good enough’
One of the biggest fears I hear from people is that they feel that they don’t have good enough drawing skills or aren’t creative enough and they’ve let that stop them from learning or developing the skills they need to pursue their creative endeavour.
If you want to be a surface pattern designer, drawing is, of course, a large part of that. Drawing can be really intimidating but the most important thing to remember is that if you can put pen to people then you can definitely develop your drawing skills. Some people are going to have a natural ability to draw and will be able to draw lifelike portraits while for others it’s going to be a skill that will take more refining and developing. The most important way to develop your drawing skills is to obviously practice as much as you can.
Develop your observational eye
You want to develop your observational eye and get good at looking at things and trying to draw what you see. If you do a little bit of practice every single day you will begin to develop your eye and therefore your drawing skills. It may seem a little overwhelming to think that you need to practice every day, but even if you have only 5 minutes to practice you will help increase your confidence as well as your skills.
Also, remember that you don’t need to be the most advanced drawer to be a successful surface pattern designer. There are all sorts of surface pattern designers out there and it’s about finding the sort of style that suits the kind of work you want to create. For example, you might enjoy using cut paper as your particular style. That may then become your signature style and what you become known for. To create successful pattern design keep in mind there are lots of other elements that are really important such as balance, colour and layout.
Take the time to develop your skills
Even if drawing isn’t something you feel confident doing or you don’t feel is a strength of yours it really is worth taking the time to develop your skills. Whether your designs are strongly based or not, taking the time to practice a little every day will really build your confidence and help you develop your designs more successfully.