Patrons of Createful Art voted to learn the 7 Biggest Mistakes Artists Make. Want to learn the 10 Biggest Mistakes New Artists Make (not just 7) head over and become a Patron here. I hope you can learn from my experiences so you can avoid these mistakes.
And boy have I made a lot of mistakes! Even tho I make mistakes, I don't let them stop me from moving forward. Growth and mistakes fit together, and there is no way around this.
Trying to be perfect? If this is the goal, we will surely be disappointed. Throw away the "perfect is best" mindset and instead put all effort into improving! The improving mindset allows the learning & progression process to work naturally. While the perfection mindset is discouraging, frankly mean, and keeps us from taking risks.
Let's trash the crap that videos, teachers, and people in general sometimes feed us about what artists should and shouldn't do. Every accomplished artist has had to overcome the criticism and even good intentional advice from others and follow their own way...making mistakes and learning what they should do in the process.
So I'm not going to feed you "crap." Your going to hear that you should never mix water with oils, balance a picture like so or it won't look right, that a drawing is not good unless it looks real...or whatever other nonsense statements. These statements are not facts and have been debunked over and over by successful artists. Find your own way by taking risks and trying new things!
So the 7 biggest mistakes artists make are...
1. Thinking art has to be made a certain way.
2. Thinking art comes from talent not perfecting a craft.
3. Thinking art has to be great right now to share or enjoy it.
4. Not trying new things in fear of being wrong.
5. Not questioning others who tell you what you should and should not do. (They may be right, but it's your choice to decide that)
6. Not trying to find your own way to make art.
7. Throwing away art just because you hate it. (think of it like a journal & art considered trash has sold for millions)
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