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Sort out your mind!

Adebanji Alade says this motivational tip might just be the most valuable of the whole series – so pay attention

ADEBANJI’S MOTIVATIONAL TIPS: 7TH OF 13

This month’s tip is about the one thing that will keep you motivated and on the right track at all times. As a creative person your mind is precious; you must make sure it is guided positively and that you guard against every negative thought about your artwork, your career, your hobby, your progress and your ability to keep learning new things. Why am I am so specific? We humans tend to have more negative thoughts about ourselves than positive ones. I don’t know the reason for this, but I am sure that if we creative people don’t deal with negative thoughts about our art work and our creative pursuits, we are not going to make much progress on our creative journey.

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About The Artist

Paint lively watercolour landscapes using the hard and soft edge technique, learn how to capture the movement of water in your watercolours, become a wedding sketchographer, depict the figure in pastels, improve your compositional know-how, develop your colour-mixing skills - all this and much more in this month's issue! Hazel Soan encourages you to you paint informal portraits, BBC1's The Big Painting Challenge winner Suman Kaur shares her top ten tips learnt during the series and David Gould explains how he combines digital and traditional techniques to create contemporary artworks. Soraya French is back to invite you to discover the joy of mark making and create a mixed-media landscape, whilst Jake Winkle reveals the importance of interpreting your subject for more creative results. Charles Williams talks about the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Ian Sidaway tests the new Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Paper range, Glyn Macey shows how Andy Warhol's work can inspire new approaches, and Adebanji Alade offers his regular motivational tips to keep you painting with energy and confidence. Enjoy!
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