Revisit old materials
— Go art supply shopping in your own closet. If you’ve been making art for long enough and are a bit of a packrat like me, you have to have accumilated a handful of supplies you used that one time and left untouched because they didn’t feel quite right in your hand. I have a set of gouache that i bought for a class a few years ago and never touched again that i recently started using again. Instead of painting with it (which I found incredibly frustrating) I’ve started to use it to draw, dipping a tiny brush in it as if it’s ink. There’s something magical about finding a way to make a tricky material finally work.