At times you may get a blank page ready to draw but your mind goes blank at the same time. Awful!
You might call this a mental block of some kind?
You really want to draw and paint but you do not have any idea on what to draw. Personally, I often have no idea what to draw!
Well, no need to worry about that since we are going to look at some of the amazing inspirations you may use as a way of getting artistic ideas.
All you need is a pencil and you are ready to go. Make sure it s nice and sharp.
Habits you are fond of doing while painting?
There are certain things that you may be fond of doing before or while you are painting. Some artists are fond of listening to music. Maybe hip-hop turns you on?
These habits help in drafting an idea. It doesn’t matter the type of ritual you settle for as long as it helps in triggering ideas in your mind.
Objects and People around You
You can bounce things off a friend or family to spark an idea. This is a good way of coming up with an idea. Bounce a question off them which can be completely unrelated, like "What's your favorite color this week, or my sister is not fond of mauve."
Warm up with a gesture sketch of any object or people around you. You may use a self-portrait through turning on your webcam. Use a timer and try to draw what you can see within 2 to 3 minutes. Since it is a sketch, you don’t expect the picture to have the perfect look but you will get to see how much you can achieve within a short period of time.
Did you know there is no such thing as perfection in drawing?
Playing with Colors
This basically entails mixing different colors in a bid to come up with a picture. There are some colors that you are naturally attracted to while others turn you off. Open your color box to choose your colors. Try to associate the colors with reference to scenes, objects and moods. Ask your mom what she thinks.
Drawing from a Photograph
At times you may have nothing around to copy ideas from. Pictures are great
source of ideas. Use photographs of something you like. This will make the
whole process interesting hence coming up with a beautiful outlook.
Going for a Walk
It doesn’t matter which type of walk you may go for. Both nature and street
walk offer perfect inspiration of creating an artistic work. While on a walk,
look around. Notice things. Take in everything that surrounds you, from colors, shapes,
sounds, buildings, lights and so on. Especially people.
Getting Inspiration from other Arts
You may borrow designs from other artistic pieces. Take a visit to a local art
gallery, browse through art books. Through doing this, you will develop a clear
thought on what you are intending to create what to put on paper.
Try to do something else
If you are just sitting on a chair for 15 minutes an hour or so, if nothing rings in your mind, try to do something else. Notice the trees, the park bench, kids playing football etc. Engage yourself in other ideas that may
help in generating an idea. This may include house cleaning or washing
utensils. These activities will enhance creativity.
Setting a self-challenge
Many emerging artists tend to have something in mind that they always want to
draw but lack of self-confidence holds them back. Now would be the time to put up this
challenge and compare your picture to the initial one. You will soon discover, with time, you can come up with commendable artistic work.
Organizing your art supplies
Spare your time to organize and clean your workspace and art supplies and dirty brushes. This may be a
difficult task to undertake especially if you have plenty of materials. You may
use this to your advantage through converting the many supplies into art work.
Choose one medium that may work best for you putting your interest into
Sometimes creativity may pop up in dreams. Getting a habit of taking a note pad with you when sleeping and with your notebook next to you. This is to help you note down any thought that
may come across your mind during the half dreams you experience.
Although some people may regard it as childish, scribbling really helps. Trying closing your eyes and scribble on a blank piece of paper for around 2 minutes. Open your eyes and elaborate on what is drawn. In most cases, you will find some sort of art resembling a tree or an animal.
Try and major on what you see
and before you know it, you would have come up with an an astounding piece of art. Worth a try don't you think?
Taking a closer look
Try and view things from a different angle. You may view the sky but at a closer look, you may notice a figure resembling an eagle. Pen down a sky but with an eagle element in it. This is what is called creativity.
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