Lessons I’ve learned as an artist

 

 

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Have you ever thought about all those things that you have learned as an artist. Today I thought that I will share some lessons I’ve learned as an artist during the past 4 years

  1. If you get artist block, then don’t get frustrated. Take some time off, do something else, go for a walk, meditate, listen to music or read a book. Anything which would take your thoughts off from the fact that you can’t create at the moment.
  2. Don’t compare your artwork with other artist’s artwork. I know that its so good to view artwork that other artists have created but sometimes we tend to forget ourselves and start seeing all these artists who are better than we are. The truth is, there will always be better artists. That doesn’t mean that you aren’t good enough. You are good in your own unique way. By constantly drawing and painting you will get better and better every day. You just have to be patient.
  3. Don’t be a copycat. Don’t try to be somebody else. Don’t try to copy some other artist’s style. Be patient. In time you will develop your own style and this will be something how people will  remember you, this will make you special.
  4. Take some courses or buy some new e-books. Try to learn some new things and develop your  art skills.
  5. Try to be open minded to all the ideas that you get. It’s good to try new things and step out of your comfort zone. This way you can grow as an artist.

I hope that you found this information useful. What have you learned as an artist?

5 ways how I cope with artist block

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As many of you might know and maybe have experienced, artist block is a worst nightmare for an artist, isn’t it? It usually comes when its least expected. Feels like you have lost all your inspiration but there are some ways to overcome it. I’m sure you have thought to yourself  “This is driving me crazy” Over the time I have found some effective ways which have helped me to overcome it. And I would like to share with you 5 ways how I cope with artist block.

  1. Often times I have started to listen to music and sing. Singing is something that I love and it really helps me to get the attention off the fact that I can’t create anything at the moment. And it always makes me so so happy!
  2. The other thing that I like to do is yoga.  Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice or discipline that aims to transform body and mind. And after yoga I always feel less stressed and more relaxed.
    Sometimes I have got some good ideas during the yoga and sometimes after I have finished doing the yoga.
  3. Meditation is something that has helped me most of the time. Because during the meditation I quiet my mind, eventually reach a higher level of  awareness and calm. And after that I might also get some new good ideas and inspiration.
  4. Something that I have also found effective, is going for a walk or meeting a friend. Just to have a quality time with my friends. It makes me feel good and it might inspire me to create something.
  5. Challenging myself. In the summer there was a period of time when I didn’t have inspiration at all. I was struggling a lot. So I came up with an idea to make 50 paintings in 1 year. This challenge has hold my mind busy most of the time. And I have more ideas.

I hope that you found something which could help you. Or if you have some great tips how you overcame artist block, then I would like to hear about them. Let me know in the comments section.

How I get ideas for my artwork

 

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As an artist I have heard many people asking that where do I get ideas for my artwork. So I will tell you some of the ways that I’ve discovered along the way.

  1. Lot of my artwork comes from everything that I see around me. There is inspiration everywhere.
  2. Since I love music very much then music has a huge part in my creativity. Sometimes I can get ideas by playing the piano and the other times I can get ideas by singing or listening some songs. I have noticed that violin music does the miracles for me. Especially Lindsey Stirling’s music. She has some really good songs. And of course Enigma. My favorite Enigma’s song is Return to the innocence.
  3. I get ideas when I’m in the bed and ready to fall asleep. There have been so many days when during the days I have thought long and hard about all the possible ways and techniques how to make my art better. And finally when I go to bed, then sometimes I might get about 15 ideas. So I keep my pen and notebook close.
  4. Lately I started to do yoga. There have been moments when some ideas have popped in my mind. When you are relaxed then its more likely to get inspiration and new ideas for artwork.
  5. And there have been times when I’ve seen the image in my mind and then I’ve started to put this image on the canvas.

So these are some ways how to get some ideas for my paintings. If you have some good ways, then I would like to hear about them. Post them in the comments selection.