Tip 1- Define Your Art:
Many people believe that because they don’t paint or play a piano that they are not artist but this is far from the truth. One of the reasons that people don’t classify themselves as artist is because most times these individuals don’t have a full understanding of what “art” truly is.
According to Wikipedia, art is a range of human activities creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts, expressing the author’s imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.
Since all living things possess these capabilities this means that everyone/everything has the potential to create art.
Tip 2- Art isn’t perfect art is expression:
Most times us “Artsy” people have a hard time fully expressing our talents because we try too hard to be perfect forgetting that the word “perfect” is subjective. For instance, depending on the culture/environment the idea of “perfection” can be viewed in many different ways.
So just be yourself, you’re the only one in the world who can do that.
Tip 3- Use your brain:
Most times we as artist seem to use the wrong sides of our brains when we are creating art, which causes us to overthink. Just in case you’re unaware of which side you should be using ill give you a quick overview:
The brain is spilt up into to two sides; the left side/hemisphere is responsible for cognitive function (decision making) and the right side/hemisphere is responsible for creative thinking.
This is probably the reason many great artist agree that their best works have been created when they where more focused on creating art (doing) than deciding on what to do next (thinking).
If I were you I’d just go with the flow. Who knows… you might create something that people will soon consider timeless!
Tip 4- Don’t rush it:
From my experience it is best to go over your work until the point of satisfaction. The last thing you want is for your art to be misunderstood because you didn’t take the time out to pay attention to detail.
Patience is virtue (for more reasons than one).
Tip 5- Great Artist Steal:
This is a fairly popular saying in the art community but don’t take it too literal; it doesn’t mean plagiarize someone else’s work (although this does happen).
The objective of this phrase is to encourage artist to use the work(s) of other artist to encourage them to create art as great or possibly greater than the artist(s) they’ve studied/observed.
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time”-Thomas Merton