There’s so much to learn when you’re slinging paint and pencil, so here’s the eleventh installment in my monthly segment, Muddy Colors: Art Tip of the Month with Jeff Miracola. Each of my short videos will share a handy tip to help you create magnificent art.

My art tip this month is: Challenging Yourself

Challenging yourself artistically is the only way you’re going to grow as an artist. Since it’s October, the Inktober challenge is a great way to push yourself this month if you enjoy ink drawing or just want to get better at it. But there are other ways to challenge yourself. It’s important to identify something you may be struggling with artistically and focus on improving that.

I’ll be pushing myself by participating in the Inktober challenge created by artist Jake Parker. Learn more about it at