A Few Tips from an Artist’s Mind

A Few Tips from an Artists Mind

By Samantha Ferro

Now, there are many forms of art; like coloring in the lines or mixing human anatomy with clay. Someone might even say hang man is art, since you’re just drawing a stick figure, like a hangman. I know you have all drawn one before (that is why you’re reading my article for help). Please please please DON’T draw the hangman with a happy face. You are literally hanging the man to his death, so please make it realistic. You don’t have to pay attention to the deep meaning of the game like, what you say can literally kill someone, just focus on the drawing.

When drawing I’d say a lot of people listen to music. Here’s a list of do’s and don’t:


  1. Don’t listen to heavy metal: you may feel the need the rip apart our paper and that kind of defeats the purpose of “ creating art” unless your going for a more of a cut up, little pieces of something look … ya so basically trash-like.
  2. Don’t listen to a depressing song like Mad World by Gary Jules where he’s constantly saying “ I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad, the dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had.” These lyrics are kinda morbid, don’t you think? Anyways, you will more likely than not, cry over your paper and eventually notice the sad gross blob of smeared ink all over your masterpiece.
  3. You know what? Just don’t listen to music that will ruin your mood for expression.


You should also note when drawing or painting go left to right so you don’t mess up all your work with your hand. There is a reason why we read left to write. I had to learn the hard way many many many times and I’d like to elaborate on the many. I was working on a fantastic drawing for school that was due next period, if I may say so myself (I’m pretty great) and I moved my arm and ruined the whole thing just like that. ALWAYS start left to right. If you’re left handed then well…. Learn to write with your right hand, sorry.

When you are drawing or painting or whatever a word on your canvas, please use spell check. Especially if you are vandalizing your ex-girlfriend’s house with some type of graffiti, because she was snapchatting your best friend for like what…ten minutes. You don’t want to say “ I hat you” in all caps and then realize you spelled it wrong the next day. Not that I’m encouraging you to go out and vandalize everything now. To be honest with you, art is the most frustrating thing you will ever do in your life. You try drawing your dad’s business partner and you make his nose crooked.. Honestly, don’t do art unless you get paid, like me.