Do You Experiment?

Do you experiment with new art media? Perhaps it’s a great way for you to relax without the pressure of creating something sellable or “successful”. Maybe it’s a way for you to try your hand at learning a new art form and open up your options and skills? More importantly, experimenting is a great reminder…

Do you experiment with new art media? Perhaps it’s a great way for you to relax without the pressure of creating something sellable or “successful”. Maybe it’s a way for you to try your hand at learning a new art form and open up your options and skills? More importantly, experimenting is a great reminder to just have some fun.

Experimenting is good for us. It gets those creative brain juices flowing and allows us to explore themes that we wouldn’t normally consider. It also allows us to relax without our own pre-conceived and placed pressures. This is one of the reasons why I experiment; it’s a reminder that not everything I do needs to be “perfect”. In face, sometimes I try to make the opposite of perfect.

I tried experimenting with digital art yesterday. I really have no experience with digital art. Even picking colors and mixing them is somewhat foreign to me; blending two colors digitally is very different to just grabbing and blending oil paints or water colors.

Isometric Digital Art Attempt
Isometric Digital Art Attempt

I basically just played around with colors and different brushes to produce things like textures. I didn’t follow normal constructs like how reflected or cast light effects an object.

What I produced was far from artistic, or skilled. I am posting this as a reminder that you don’t need to be perfect, you don’t need to make something successful every time. Sometimes its just about having fun. So go have some fun.

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