So you want to be more expressive? We’ve compiled a list of 6 Tips to be a More Expressive Artist that we hope will inspire you to try.
Tip 1: Get Up and Move
We recommend starting with a pencil, pen and paper. Go ahead, draw me something. Try to capture the moment, the mood, the feeling of what you’re drawing. No need for perfection here! Just do it! Here is an example of some scribbles that I drew with my daughter at the beach. This exercise pushes me out of my comfort zone while allowing me to play and explore ideas without being worried about making mistakes. It also helps me put down on paper what I’m seeing in my mind’s eye.
Tip 2: Look Up & Look Around
Get outside of your studio and really look around you. Take in your surroundings and look at things up close! For example, this weekend I took a walk with my kids around our neighborhood and collected leaves off the ground to create some leaf rubbings. Here is one example that I’ll be doing a project with soon… (see below).
This tip really helps me see things differently than when I’m just looking at them from behind my easel or monitor at home. It gets me out
So, here are my six tips to being a more expressive artist – or being artistic in whatever it is you do. I hope they help!
1. Find the fun
2. Find the free
3. Find the you
4. Find the relax
5. Find the process
6. Find the walk
Being an expressive artist can be very rewarding; it can help you to express your feelings, share them with the world, and get inspiration. It can be a very satisfying experience. However, being an expressive artist also has its challenges. You will have to work hard and put a lot of effort into your work, but if you do so then you can become a great artist. Here are some tips that will help you become a more expressive artist.
The most important thing to remember as an artist is to always keep pushing yourself.
Always be challenging yourself, and never stop learning.
Practice your drawing skills, but also learn more about color theory.
The more control you have over your pieces, the more expressive they will be.
Learn how to use new mediums and styles of art, even if you feel that it’s not your “style.”
Don’t fall into a rut by limiting yourself to using only one style or medium for your artwork.
The more styles and mediums you have in your repertoire, the more expressive you will be.
If you’re struggling with getting past a certain block in your artwork, try taking some time off from drawing altogether. In my opinion this is one of the best ways to get over a creative block.
Art is a process of expression and there are many ways to express yourself. By using different techniques, playing with different mediums and incorporating new ideas into your work, you can create pieces that speak to different audiences. In the process you will find yourself growing as an artist and the audience will be drawn in by your passion for your craft.
When you are drawing or painting, you want to make the picture as dramatic and powerful as possible. You want to tell a story with your art and make it look interesting. Here are some tips on how to do that:
1. Use bold lines
Use bold lines and strong colors. The lines don’t have to be perfect, just make them broad so that they stand out from the background. If you’re using more than one color in your drawing, use bright bold colors that contrast with each other.
2. Add details
You don’t have to use a lot of details in your work, but when you do use them, make sure that they are important details that add to the story of the picture. Make sure that everything in your picture has a purpose.
3. Use high contrast
Use high contrast in your pictures so that things stand out from each other more clearly. This is especially important if you’re working with black and white images or very muted colors, such as dark grays or dark blues and greens. For example, if you’re working with two people in a forest background, make sure there’s a big difference between their clothing and the greenery behind them so that there’s no question about what is part of the person and what
As a professional illustrator and artist, I get asked this question all the time. I also hear “you’re very talented” often too. Well, thank you! But I am not talented. I am trained and hard-working.*
I know what it’s like to struggle with art, to not have any idea how to draw anything and feel like you will never make it as an artist. I wasn’t born with artistic talent. I was born with a desire to draw and a passion for art, but that’s not enough. I wasn’t born knowing how to draw an eye or hands or people or landscapes or anything else. And if you’re reading this article, chances are that you aren’t either.
I spent hours and hours drawing from life starting at age 6 when my parents bought me a set of oil paints for Christmas when I was 5 (they were on sale) and even then I had no idea how to paint anything other than the things that most 5-year-olds could paint like flowers and trees (and even then not very well). But by practicing the fundamentals over and over again, by taking classes, by learning all of the rules before learning any of the “artistic” stuff, by studying artists that came before me… then