We are all born creative, but that piece of us can get lost over time. Creativity is fundamental, and an important part of human self-expression. It takes only time and practice to develop creative talent. Start a daily art-making practice. You don’t need to dedicate a lot of time each day, it’s more important to be consistent.
If I could offer one piece of advice about establishing a daily art-making habit, it would be to make it as easy as possible for you to create. Make your tools accessible, and remove any barriers that might stop you from doing it. Painting and other physical media can be messy and require a lot of space, setup, and an investment in tools and materials. With the iPad and Procreate, you have hundreds of tools and every color imaginable at your disposal. It’s possible to work for a few minutes, attend to life when it calls, and pick right back up where you left off.
My best time is in the evenings when everything has wound down. But the beauty of having an iPad is that I’m never opposed to getting it out for some quick drawing while I’m in a doctor’s waiting room, eating breakfast, or while I’m at my kid’s gymnastics class. I keep it with me whenever possible.
I believe that creativity can make a profound impact on people’s lives, no matter their skill level. That’s why, in addition to brushes and tools for Procreate, I offer resources, lessons, tips, and tutorials to help anyone discover the joy of digital art making.