August 10, 2017

Everyone Is An Artist

Everyone Is An Artist

How often do you hear people claim they can't draw? Or how often do you say that yourself? People assume that just because they don't have a talent for drawing or painting, they can't create art.

However, I have a different opinion. I believe that everyone in the world is an artist and can make art. Curious to know why? Then read on.

The Comparison Trap

Let's start by talking about the comparison trap. This is when people get caught comparing themselves or their work to others. It normal ends in feeling of inadequacy and frustration with yourself or what you do.

No matter how good you get at something, no matter what it is, there will always be people that are better than you or that you think are better than you. Once you start comparing yourself to these people, you'll have a hard time stopping.

When people say they can't draw or don't  have the talent for art, that's normally because they are comparing themselves to people who have a different style or more practice. If you don't see yourself as an artist, you need to stop right now and see who you're comparing yourself to (because I know you have someone in mind). Now, let go of that feeling of inadequacy and let's talk about the next thing.

Practice!

Many people have a talent for or enjoy making art of some kind. But they think they aren't good at it because they compare themselves to people who have practiced what they do for years.

If you're one of those people, you need to remember that important fact. Other people are probably better at it because they've practiced more! If you really want to get better at your favorite art form, you need to take time to practice. I've found the idea that if you love something enough, you'll find a way to make time for it to be true. Even just five or ten minutes a day can help you improve.

Some people also believe they aren't good at art because an art teacher told them that, or they had a bad experience with it. Don't let that sort of thing stop you. You just need to keep experimenting to find out what your area or style is.

Artist?

And finally, let's talk about artists. The general term is used to refer to someone who creates visual arts, like painting, drawing, sculpting, collage, and more. The actual definition can refer to anyone who does an art, whether that is creating art with mediums (pencil, paint, markers, etc.), making movies, acting, dancing, or singing.

So, if you make YouTube videos, you're an artist. If you draw amazing pictures, you're an artist. If you are a graphic designer, you're an artist. If you dance, free style rap, or play the saxophone, you are an artist.

That's why I believe everyone is an artist. We've all been given some artistic gift of some kind. We just use our gifts different ways. All you need to do is go out there and try. Don't give up because someone is better than you. The majority of famous artists are famous because they are unique. Let you shine through in your art.

Let's talk! What do you think about artists? What's your artistic talent? Tell me in the comments.

2 comments:

  1. I love artists!

    I tend to lean more towards music than actually creating art, but I'll experiment with a lot of different styles. I guess I'm more of a jill-of-all-trades.

    Catherine
    catherinesrebellingmuse.blogspot.com

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    1. Believe me, I understand about trying a lot of styles. I'm always experimenting to see what I like and what I don't. Thanks for commenting!

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