It's All About the Story

story student progress Mar 21, 2018

Have you ever hit a plateau in your art? Everything you do just makes it incrementally but not THAT much better? 

I've seen and experienced it so many times...

What I want you to consider in this article is that Skill is only one part of the equation.

The part I want you to think about now is something you may not have thought much about before.

In fact, it's easy for us to forget this. After all, we have to be so focused on developing the skills and the techniques while we're learning all the software and making sure we understand all of the hardcore artistic concepts we need to understand, right?  That stuff is hard enough.

But this one thing can change your art if you do it.

What is this one thing?

Tell a Story.

That's it. Just tell a story with everything you do.

One of my students, Johannes, recently discovered the power of story.

In the image below, you'll see the work that he's done on his model for the last few months.

Beautiful, wonderful work.

But it wasn't...

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