THREE Tips on Developing YOUR Style as an Artist!
have you ever wondered how to find
stylemaybe you're scrolling through Instagram or Pinterest every time you sit down to paint or draw or take photos whatever just to basically find inspirations and some sort of inkling of where to start and maybe just copying other people's work because you have no clue what
styleis if that's you in this video I'm gonna give you the main
styleso when it's time to sit down and paint something for a job or for
yourself even you can have the confidence to lay paint on paper or to take that photo with
stylein mind so tip number one for finding
styleis to copy the work of people who inspire you now if you're clutching
yourpearls right now and you're shocked but I just said that hear me out okay there's an obvious time that copying is okay and then there's an obvious time that copying other people's work is not okay if you're replicating somebody's work and you're using it in any sales promotion or product and you're making money off of it or marketing it talking about it as
yourown and not referencing that you're inspired by this or that person in this painting or for whatever it is then that's wrong but when you're first starting out and you are just learning the ropes and trying to develop
yourmuscle memory copying other people's work is absolutely necessary for...
developingtechnique and muscle memory if you think about it in terms of learning it guitar for example so many brand new guitarists are playing stairway to heaven the riff to stairway to heaven over and over again driving their parents I'm saying probably and same thing with any
artistthis is taught in art school in college I didn't go to art school but I I know just from other friends that have there are classes that are specifically you know replicating masters artwork like van Gogh and Monet and Degas just to develop the
artists muscle memory and technique and so copying is okay in that sphere but you do want to be careful that you're not copying for too long and you're definitely not copying someone's work claiming it as
yourown and earning money from that work or promoting it in some sort of way as
yourup so that's tip number one tip number two is obvious and straightforward but it's to practice
yourlittle booty off you've got to got to got to pour
yourself into this craft or hobby or whatever you're learning in order to really amp
yourlevels up and for
yourlevels up but to actually develop the muscle memory and see results in
yourpractice and so if you're just starting and you're looking at the YouTube channels or the people on Instagram and you're seeing that they have this unique look to their work or how did they learn how to paint this or that in that
stylethey had a lot of practice under their belt and...
unfortunately for you looking at people and feeling like shoot why don't why doesn't my work look like that yet it's hard to see especially on social media the behind the scenes and the years worth of work that they've poured into their craft to develop that muscle memory and develop their own
styleand so you got to remember that every
artistevery professional this or that musician whatever was once a beginner and they had to practice their booty off in order to master their craft and develop their
styleso you will have to do that to practice
yourbooty off and then my final tip tip number
threeis to make time to play so for the longest time when I started my career as a creative as an
artistthis was eight years ago I'd probably say about four two to
threeyears I focused mainly on one thing that I could do and that was floral watercolor with in watercolor so floral watercolor and that was it I didn't really branch out and paint things like portraits or landscapes because I was so focused on the work that was coming in and what I could do that I didn't think to go outside of that but I'm encouraging you whether you have client work or products that you're designing or even if you don't have any source of income yet through
yourcreativity try new things so if you're known for floral watercolor let's I and that's all you do you need you're gonna get
yourself into these creative ruts and you're gonna feel burnt...
out and kind of stuck and so if you really want to continue to develop and hone in