Artist vs Creative - Which Are You?
Now this is a subject I’ve been dying to talk to you guys about. And I just want to put a disclaimer out there that these are just my own personal thoughts. Not factual to any degree but my mines. So now that I got that out the way let's get into it.
I am an artist, if this is the first time you are reading my blog. I’ve been drawing and painting from a very young age. However, in the past few years of my art journey I find myself constantly saying that I am not creative. I say this not to be hard on myself or in a bad way necessarily.
People tell me that I am so creative but I don’t feel that I am that creative. Let me explain why.
I am primarily a portrait artist. That means that I paint people. In order to paint people I am constantly looking at different photos of people from different angles and positions. For me, being an artist consists of 60% looking and 40% painting. So to get to the point that I mentioned earlier about not being creative, I say this because I am only painting what I see. I am not adding any imaginative element or aspect to the painting. But the funny thing about this is as I am writing this I can see where I am actually indeed creative.
being an artist consists of 60% looking and 40% painting
So what was to be a simple blog has now become my self realization piece. I am creative. Just a little thou. So to explore the aspects where I can see my creativeness working is when I created my surrealism pop portraits painted with bright non flesh colors. So now that I am thinking more and writing out my thoughts I can see that I am creative, in a small way. However I do not consider myself super creative.
My goal is to do more exploration within my art. I have a few ideas that I need to test out and feel that it will definitely change my art game. I will keep you posted but make sure you follow me on instagram to keep up with my art journey.