The thing is, he wasn’t necessarily sharing it because he thought my work was good. I mean, of course, it was good! But if you read the caption, what he was saying was, “Guys, look at this person sharing what they are learning along the way. You can do that, too!”
I don’t know if tutorials still work on Instagram nowadays, but it is helpful to create lessons and tutorials, to help others, and also to help yourself.
The nice thing about explaining something to someone else is that it forces you to verbalize what you know, and for some reason, that causes you to understand it better also. You help other artists, and you become a better artist at the same time!
As something to try, today, make a tutorial or an educational article where you explain something, even if only because you understand it better yourself afterward. Maybe even use it as an excuse to draw.
If you feel like drawing, then check out my favorite drawing exercises!
to warm up, slow down, get into the right meditative state, and improve your draftsmanship skills.
to help you improve creating underdrawings, place things in space, practice doing perspective by sight.
Practice drawing from memory to fill your visual bank, ability to memorize, ability to visualize, ability to draw what you see in your imagination and your ability to see what is wrong with your drawings.
If you find it hard to create or maintain a creative habit, you can find some habit-related tips here. Lastly, also make sure you have fun in your sketchbook after the hard practice!