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The Artistic Instinct: How Art is Always in You


Art isn’t just a way of self-expression, but it has the potential means to bring forth a rebirth in the individual. It can serve as a tool for self-growth and discovery through your ideas.

It can become the seed upon which your ideas can ripple through society giving you the power to color the world as you wish to form new better realities for you and others, thus leaving your own everlasting mark.

But it all starts by recognizing the power of our own artistic ideas, which we can then take further steps to nurture and develop them. Art is always in you.

The key is to find these seeds of creativity in yourself, and harness their power to use them in any of your pursuits. It can be used for pleasure, a source of livelihood, trying to help those around you, or even trying to leave a meaningful impact in this world.

Life is a blank canvas, script, or drawing board, which resides in the moment of now as we move forward through time, waiting for the emergence of your ideas to take form.

The journey of art starts with you. Art might seem meaningless to some, but it's a priceless gift to take an idea and create anything you want through its power. It has been underestimated by many, but those who are aware of it use it on every hand. Seize it and create as you please.

The Basic Way of A Creative Artist

The artistic process can be quite a rewarding experience for any individual deciding to start on this journey of creative self-discovery and development.Through the act of creating art, individuals can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences in a unique and meaningful way. We will go over in this chapter the basic process of an artist.

Before we start to examine this process, the most important thing you should know is that everyone is an artist. That's right, you are an artist. As gone over before, the seeds of creativity are always in you.

To the degree you accept and embrace this idea, the easier it can become to follow this steps as it ripples through you as an instinct into action. The results tend to be more profound when closely examined by you.

Ask yourself these questions and personally get them answered:

How do you feel about becoming an artist?

What kind of artist will you like to become?

What would your purpose be for doing that?

If you had trouble conceiving an answer to any of the above questions, that's alright. You can always read some books or watch videos about art of your interest for better comprehension, and take it from there until you're certain.

Otherwise, anyone can absolutely start the basic process of becoming an artist. It might come natural to you, or it might take some practice. Now, with the above in mind, let's start.

The first step in the artistic process is to identify the idea or inspiration. This can literally be anything, which can come from anywhere. It can be a feeling, a memory, an observation, or an experience. The idea is the seed that starts the artistic process, and it’s unique to each individual.

The second step is bringing the idea to life. This is where the individual begins to take this artistic idea and turn it into something tangible. This process can take many forms, such as sketching, writing, composing, or painting. It’s a process of experimenting with different approaches and techniques to bring your idea to life.

The third step is the refining or improving of the work. This is where the individual begins to make changes, adjustments, and revisions to the work. Editing, reworking, or polishing the work are always done with the intention to improve it. This process is critical, as it helps the individual bring their work closer to what they originally envisioned.

The final step is sharing the work with others. This can be done in numerous ways, such as exhibiting, performing, or publishing the work. Sharing the work with others allows the individual to receive feedback and connect with others in an artistic way.

Concluding Thoughts

The artistic process is an ongoing journey of creative potential. Even though the final work is done for a specific art task or project, it continues as an individual reflects on their experience and incorporates what they learned into their future work.

Through art, people can develop character and personality, problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and innovation. Besides learning to share their work, they can also learn to connect with others.

Artistry isn’t only beneficial to the individual, but it has the potential to reshape the world around us, as artistic ideas and works can ripple out into cultures, trends, and ultimately improve humanity at large.

Written by,  

Nathaniel Bernard − Art Blogger