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Creating Compelling Artwork

Creating compelling artwork requires a combination of skill, creativity, imagination and inspiration. Here are a few tips to help you develop art that is both personal and attracts interest because of it's authenticity:

  1. Develop your technical skills: Whether you're working with traditional mediums like paint and charcoal or digital tools like Photoshop and Procreate, it's important to have a solid understanding of the tools and techniques you're using. It's also very helpful to understand which medium allows YOU to be YOU and express yourself best. It is a chinese brush that allows your wrist to dance across the page ? Heavily textured mediums like oil and cold wax that allow you to create unique marks and textures and layers and layers of history.

  2. Experiment with different styles and techniques: Try out different styles, techniques, and mediums to find what feels the best to you. Once you find what speaks to you the most, stick with it, don't jump around too much until you integrate all the new learning about the style or technique you've landed on.

  3. Get inspired by the world around you: Look for inspiration in the natural world, other artwork, magazines, strange or beautiful objects, everything and anything in your everyday life. Take photographs, make sketches, and collect interesting objects and textures to use in your work.

  4. Tell a story: Great artwork often tells a story or evokes emotion. Think about the message you want to convey and how you can use composition, color, and other elements to create a powerful visual narrative.

  5. Practice and refine your work: All painting requires eye training, In my experience, every new discovery in that eye training is thrilling and takes your art to the next level. The more you practice and refine your work, the better you will become at creating compelling and engaging artwork.

Remember, creating compelling artwork is a skill that takes time and repetition to develop. Keep experimenting and learning, and definitely don't be afraid of taking risks and trying new things.

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