Spring Newsletter Featuring Artist Jordan Rhodes
The Spring Edition of our Artist Newsletter features Jordan Rhodes, a Chemistry Ph.D candidate at Vanderbilt University. In less than 2 years, Jordan has amassed over 175,000 Instagram followers who regularly view his page to see his stylish portraits and admire his natural talent.
Jordan recently rediscovered his love for art after taking a break since childhood. Not only finding inspiration, but maintaining a routine is key to improving and regularly making art.
"In order to see more consistent improvement, a more reliable fuel must be used in addition to inspiration, and that is establishing a routine. When I was starting off, I gave myself easy weekly challenges with a specific subject matter that I would complete around the same time every day. By having my subject matter already predetermined and time set aside to work, all there was left to do was draw."
Read the Artist Newsletter to learn more about how Jordan reintroduced art consistently into his life and honed his skills to become the distinguished artist he is today.
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