Art skills wither when you’re not using them. It doesn’t take very long to loose your groove.
Now let me ask you- how many days has it been since you last colored something?
How many days do you typically go between Copic projects?
And for those of you who dabble with Copics, colored pencil, ink pads, and lots of trendy stuff… how many days days does it take for you to cycle from markers through all your other play toys and get back to markers?
Be honest, how many days a month do your markers sit untouched?
Each one of those days is a day in the woods.
It’s not uncommon for me to hear students chatting before class… “I can’t wait to get started because I haven’t had a chance to color since our last class.”
That's very normal. Most colorers only pull out their supplies when they have a rare spot of downtime. I have students take classes specifically because if they weren’t paying for the dedicated coloring time, they’d allow themselves to be detoured by laundry or email.
And yet when you do find time to color, even though you haven’t touched a marker in weeks, you expect to sit down and effortlessly create your greatest masterpiece ever?