One of the major problems facing an aspiring artist today is basing their creativity on the latest trends. The trouble with this sort of thinking is that trends are known for having a very short lifespan. You only have to consider the fact that classic artists like Caravaggio, Da Vinci and Michelangelo did not reference any trends, but instead used their own creativity to produce their paintings.
That is why over two centuries later, their paintings still live on and are referenced by many people. You must strive to create artwork that will last for years, rather than a few short months. It is only through being original that you can achieve that task.
Share your Unique Experiences
Each of us has a unique personal experience in life. When you notice that you are lacking creativity in your art, then it could be time for you to tap into your distinctive personal experiences to get some inspiration. Avoid wasting time trying to draw your inspiration from the experiences of other artists. Sticking to your experiences will transform you into an excellent artist.
For example, you can try understanding the reason why Mona Lisa was created, but only Da Vinci knows the answer to that question. It is clear that he got his inspiration from a woman in his life or in his imagination. As an artist, you should be looking inwards in your personal thoughts when creating printart.
Study Classic Art
As a way of helping young artists finds motivation and inspiration, it is recommended to study the past when creating. It is one of the best ways to avoid repeating art and being considered as an imitator. Instead, you should be ready to study art history and compare it with the current trends in painting and determine what you can do to advance things forward.
Simply put, think of your artwork in terms of what your future audience will understand your present state. That is not to say that you have to be a social activist, rather appreciate history and how it shapes art. It is always a good thing when modern artists are inspired by the classics. Check out http://alvin-aquino.pixels.com today for some great paintings.
Alvin A. Aquino
Alvin is a visionary poetic philosopher who seeks Enlightenment in life. Forging for a new way of understanding by sharing his personal experience and intuitive ideas for human development through creative pursuits.