The Freedom Of Having Your Own Style

For a long time I thought art was about aesthetics. I was always hell bent technical skills. I wanted to be a photo realistic artist so so so bad hahaha. That was my definition of talent and true artistic ability. I wasn’t totally wrong because realism artist are amazing at what they do. It takes discipline, hardwork, many hours of studying, technical skill and focus to execute realism.


I tried my hand at it, became somewhat ok overtime, but for me personally it was always a chore. I hated having to look at a photo and try to process each shade, It was 2 robotic for me. I’m the type of person that need freedom to create, because I don’t have a process. I like to experiment with anything that pop into my head until I like what I see So I got frustrated and began doing my own thing. Creating whatever I wanted, and suddenly art became fun again. No more pressure because when u create there’s no such thing as rules or parameters. You just zone out and do your thing. Don’t worry or compare your work to anybody else, just appreciate your style.

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Having your own style is important because its stress free, and you don’t have any standards have anything to be compared to. Every piece that u create stands alone. Also It makes your work become distinct.

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