Why I create art and how I taught myself to make art.



Today I am working on a new project but I'm not ready to start sharing it because I still sketching out the thumbnail. So, I will talk about why I create art and how I talk to myself to make art.

Let start with why I create art because the answer is simple. I start to cope with my bipolar and PTSD. I am working on trying to be more upfront with my mental health because I don’t want it to seem like sunshine and rainbows all the time. In 2013 I was diagnosed with PTSD and when I turned 18, I was then diagnosed with PTSD and Bipolar. In 2017 I pick up a how to draw book pickup and art kit from Walmart and starting doodling. Here we are going on 4 years this November.





How I taught myself to make art.

I going to share three things I do to teach myself.

1.) I use how to draw books and Pinterest step by steps.

2.) I watch YouTube.

3.) Lastly, I just practice free handing things and improving on them.


I going to go more in depth on each of these.





I use how to draw books and Pinterest step by steps.


I be honest I have no idea the first art how to draw I picked up was but I remember it was drawing flowers. I use Pinterest step by step images when I want to draw something new and can’t see it in my head.


I watch YouTube. I going to share the three main artist I watch and follow-on YouTube. If you want to follow my art YouTube link will be at the bottom of this post.

https://www.youtube.com/c/ErikaLancasterArt/videos

https://www.youtube.com/c/drawingwiffwaffles

https://www.youtube.com/c/ArtofChloeRose



I always seem to watch drawingwiffwaffles and end up drawing myself. ErikaLancasterart is my jam to watch for tips and tricks also a great place to read art blogs from. I am in her Facebook group which will be link here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/artharmony ArtofCholeRose is an artist that I also find myself listening to her videos as I create a masterpiece.

As I close out this blog post I want to share some art I did today.

Want to get more from me follow me on social media and my website:



Website: https://www.mariesartest2017.com


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maries_art_est2017/


Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/MarieArtEST2017


Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqbGctRtQU_mILD7fRX_2fg

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