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How did you start making art?

How did you start making art?

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Garima’s Answer

I've considered myself an artist since childhood. I've always loved drawing cartoon characters, superheroes, silly stuff, butterflies, and doodling. Creativity has been a constant passion for me. Once I recognized this passion, I began creating art with purpose and took the time to improve my skills.

I believe everyone has creativity, whether they realize it or not, because we're always creating something, intentionally or not. Just like any other field, improving in art requires hard work and nurturing our skills. Artists also need to cultivate their creativity to continually grow and develop.
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Mauricio’s Answer

Dear K from New Mexico,

From a young age, I was always a curious and energetic child. As an only child, I often got bored while my mom was studying for her university exams. One day, she came up with a brilliant idea to keep me entertained: she gave me a bunch of colored pencils and blank sheets of paper.

What started as a way to pass the time quickly became one of my favorite activities. I would spend hours drawing everything that came to mind: animals, landscapes, imaginary characters, and much more. Seeing my enthusiasm, my mom had another great idea. She started hanging my drawings all around the house, creating a sort of home gallery that friends and family could visit.

I fondly remember the day my grandma came to see my gallery. She looked at each of my drawings with a smile, and to my surprise, she decided to buy one. It was my first sale as an artist! From that moment on, I knew that creativity had no limits and that I wanted to keep exploring art.

Over the years, I continued to develop my artistic skills. In school, I studied art with enthusiasm, learning different techniques and styles. Each new project was an opportunity to grow and experiment.

Eventually, my passion for art led me to an artistic career. Over time, I discovered a new way to apply my creativity: interior design. Now, I dedicate myself to transforming spaces, combining colors, shapes, and textures to create unique and welcoming environments.

Looking back, I realize that it all started with a few colored pencils and my mom's inspiration. I'm grateful for every step of this journey and excited for what the future still holds.

I guess the key words in this journey are: "support"from your circle and "passion" from your side.

May the force be with you!
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Henrien’s Answer

I just start. If was drawing are painting, you decide what type of paint. If its writing, you decide on the way to tell a story--poem, narrative, novel, etc
If its a play or film, I start with an event. A death or birth, A crime or a loss. Or just one word. Write the story and than let it come alive,
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Warren’s Answer

I always thought I was making art for pretty much my whole life...but then I went to college. When I got to college, my professors did not hesitate to criticize my work and they insisted that I look at work by other artists. It was not until then that I started to get an idea of what art is, and then I started to make art. However, you don't need to wait until college to start understanding this. Your problem is going to be that your teachers are going to congratulate you for everything you do because that's what's considered best practice these days. You will have to ask them to take you out of your comfort zone and tell you something that you might not want to hear. At that point, you can decide if you're making art or not and adjust your habits accordingly.
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Debbie’s Answer

Great question. I believe creativity is our birthright. I believe that if you tap into your childlike faith and imagination you will be inspired to create art. Art can be in a variety forms. Visual, digital, performance. Writing poetry and song lyrics can be art, so can being a chef and creating beautiful meals. Floral design, visual merchandising, dance, music, it's all art.

I would suggest that you see what you're inspired by. Movies, television, comic books and magazines can be a great place to start. What colors, shapes and elements stand out to you. Mixed media is an easy art form. Making collages or vision boards either on paper, digitally or on sites like Pinterest can be fun.

Affordable art supplies can be found at dollar stores or dollar bins at superstores. Using recycled items like cardboard, plastic and packaging material is an easy way to start experimenting with art making. Crafting supplies like scrapbook papers and embelishments as well as watercolor and even Playdoh can be used to create art.

Photography is another form of art, so is making your own videos. Do what you already love. Be inspired by images that you connect with.
I would suggest just picking up a marker, pen, pencil or crayon and start drawing. Listening to music while drawing can spark creativity too.

Maybe spend some time in nature. You may even consider collecting items like leaves, shells, flowers and sticks. Art can be made out of anything.
Let your imagination be your guide. Creating art isn't about being perfect. It's about having fun and expressing yourself.

If you want to work on your skills find an image you like and try to recreate it. Using a grid method can be helpful for getting the proportions correct. Mabye find and object in your room or your house that you really like and see if you can draw it free hand.

There's so many styles or art to choose from. Techniques like tye dye and paint splatter are very freeing and so much fun.
Explore the possibilties because they are endless! My muse is Walt Disney and he said- If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It!
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Ruby’s Answer

I think it varies for every creative because we all approach art making uniquely, though the fundamentals I think are usually very similar! My pen illustrations usually start with a vague idea or concept of what it is I want to illustrate, I then turn that idea into a sketch and slowly build more and more on that original concept until it becomes a finished illustration :)

I work full-time in sales x communications, so the best time for me to work on my art is usually on my breaks or in my personal time on the weekends!
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