Sometimes letting go as an Artist requires you to let go of all the stuff that brings you down, self doubt and all that should be left at the door and being spontaneous and experimental with your own art is what being an Artist is really all about.
Seeing other Artists work can help you with ideas, but it shouldn’t let you be discouraged if there is better art out there. Instead the flow of creativity should encourage you to create new art on a daily basis and this is the free feeling that art can give anyone.
I found this out back in 2012 when I began to do some acrylic painting which was something new to me and something that I knew at first I would produce muddy looking results, but I still felt free as an Artist because I was painting on canvases and just exploring the paint rather than doing masterpiece artwork.
Rather recently I have undertaken the black and white contrasting artwork technique of overlaying layers of thick and thin ink with various ink pens and then added over a white highlight pen to create more areas of intricate interest within the art. I suppose soon there will be something else I will try out to branch out and explore in the art world that will quietly advance my own range of artistic skills.
Creative freedom is an Artists right and it becomes a more essential element once you understand that some art you can’t control whether it’ll be any good unless you actually try to create it and push through and focus your craft and art techniques.
Let’s go through a quick list of ways to let go as an Artist that hopefully will keep you in check and not get you frustrated with how things appear in your mind when creating art.
- Sketch first draw in detail later
- Begin to draw without knowing what you are going to draw
- Always use mixed media
- Always go against the general way of doing things, experiment
- Throw paint, see what happens (preferably at a canvas or piece of paper)
- Challenge your drawing skills, draw something new
- Have a break
I suppose letting go in artistic freedom is about having the confidence to say yes I’ll give that a go and try and create art that you yourself are going to be happy with for some time to come.