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remember the goal of this lesson is to get you thinking of yourself as a storyteller as you'll discover telling stories can be challenging so let's get a bit of advice and encouragement from our artist our teacher pointed out the drawings of Michelangelo to me and she pointed out specifically that you see all these marks that he's left here these are the errors these are the things where he was searching for the right mark and then he found the right line to draw up a hand but he didn't have to erase them that was part of the search and it's okay it's actually part of the process and so that's when in fact choose like get rid of your erasers in fact use your eraser to draw not to get rid of something because if you're messing up then at least you're like assured that you're actually making progress to something that can be better than where you started it's okay that your idea isn't perfect right out of the gate and it's just about like identifying like is there something there emotionally that is drawing you to it and if there is then there's something there and you can just keep working on it and changing it but always remembering like what was that initial like feeling that drew you to that idea idea is really usually when you first come up with them they're kind of more like notions that's kind of like into what if right what if mm-hmm and then the way you get to sort of a solid actionable idea is that you just keep working on it and every time you do a version of it every time you do a pass on it you get closer to the idea it's a lot of hard work and it takes trial and error to get that story right because one thing that may affect you and you may have an idea is not necessarily going to speak to somebody else and that's where figuring out the best way to get them out of their head and intellectualizing what's being told them to feeling it and and getting in touch with their their emotions so that they're invested in what's happening to the character you know the good news is that if you love it if you like telling stories if you like communicating if you like drawing pictures you know you won't want to stop that's the great pardon even if it feels like you're not making progress like you'll see a stack of drawings or you'll see a bunch of pieces of paper that have your words on them and I mean that's really impressive because you're making progress so you got to keep practicing and as simple as that I a there's no easy way and in fact it's really fun if you really enjoy it hopefully now you have a sense of a few what if you want to explore and some worlds and characters to go with them and in the next lesson we'll dig deeper into developing characters and how we approach that at Pixar