Silly Mistakes Artists Make

I am so disgusted with myself because yesterday I caught a silly amateur mistake I had made and it is honestly one of my own pet peeves! I can't believe I did this myself. It prompted to me to write another article about ways to catch and prevent mistakes in artwork, but that is going to take some time as I only added it to my mile long to-do list.


However, just a hint - if you are doing traditional art - 2 easy ways to prevent mistakes are:

a. set the artwork aside for a while and come back to it with fresh eyes (if you have time to do that - I'm suggesting weeks or months here, not 20 minutes or a couple hours)

b. if you don't have time for that, use a mirror and look at it in the reflection. The reversal will help make errors stand out more.


If you are using digital media, option b might be a little difficult, but use of the "flip canvas" or equivalent set you on your path to making fewer mistakes.


Not much of a post today because I am crazy busy finishing my website and store for an official public launch, and then I need to list items on Amazon, etc., but wanted to share that and also record my decision to write the article so I don't forget.


Until next time - take care of yourselves and each other!

Lucy

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