Tip on how to get inspired by your “bad” drawings


So far I’ve kept up my promise to publish new videos on a weekly basis, woop woop! I’m so glad that I started doing this, now I’m definitely a few steps closer to beat my stage fear for good. Can’t wait until I feel completely relaxed and confident!

This time it’s about bad drawing days, since I’ve been struggling a bit with a current painting that I plan to show a screen recording of next week. It went all nice and smooth in the sketch phase, but then when starting coloring… It went bleh.

Things just felt harder than it has to be, and I felt that I was missing some significant steps towards working as efficient as possible.

I got really discouraged when it got to this stage:

Now what?!

Well, I had a typical bad drawing day. When everything you draw just turns out “ugly”. Well, that’s how it felt anyway. 

Sure, it looks ok, but I just didn’t feel that my approach was efficient enough. I’m always looking for smarter ways to work, since it’s nice when arting  feels effective and relaxing, instead of being painful. I’ll show you an update and talk more about this next week.

Made me think of something though, recording your struggles might actually work as inspiration next time you feel stuck. And that’s what I’m covering in this video below, that also happened to be a painting of a tiger. I’m definitely turning into a crazy cat lady for real!

This painting, as I mention in the video, is definitely one of my all time favorite paintings. It would be awesome to come up with something as fun again. I love silliness!

Oh, and here are some of the drawings that I also talk about:


I’m such a jerk.


Do you have any tips on how to handle “bad” drawings?




  1. Abhijeet sinha 24 January, 2017 at 08:04

    You are pretty talented.thanks for the tutorials.really it helps a lot.

    1. Andrea 24 January, 2017 at 19:45

      Thank you, so glad you appreciate them!

  2. PrettyKittyCommissions 16 March, 2018 at 17:21

    I remember seeing that video a long time ago! I loved watching it. My biggest tip for dealing with bad art, is that there is a such thing as do-overs. Just because it doesn’t look right now, doesn’t mean you can’t start over and expand on your previous idea. That’s how you grow!

    1. Andrea 31 March, 2018 at 18:54

      I totally agree!


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