WHAT DRIVES YOUR BLOG?
Let your passion lead the way
If you are an artist and you have started or thought of starting a blog soon; chances are you will understand straightaway how I am feeling. I got the idea of starting an art blog a few months ago; it feels we have gone a long way since then. The initial intention was to just create a sort of online gallery where my latest paintings could be shown. However, as the months passed, the blog evolved into a process of digesting art and knowledge rather than just showing my work.
An Online Gallery was indeed the first step. At that stage I was passionately working on my collection Animals and my urge to get my work out there was big. I started by creating a simple online space for my paintings to be available for public to see. After finishing that collection I focused on artistically educating myself and sharing this knowledge with others. This is reflected on the structure of my blog.
The latest addition is the Sketching and Painting tutorials. I realised that painting for the sake of painting didn’t satisfy me. I wanted to expand my knowledge by studying Human Anatomy and Colour Theory. My aspiration is to be able to paint expressionistic portraits and figurative scenes soon.
Before getting there though I wanted to make sure I have a good grasp of realism. I wanted to know what the correct proportions are, what the structure of the body is, how different parts of the human body work together and finally how I can use colour to accurately show what I am aiming to show. Experimentation will follow!
Give priority to what you are passionate about. Also, allow for some time to understand what you actually want to achieve. Don’t limit your blog to your initial thoughts; let it evolve with you. The only way to keep yourself motivated…is to actually write about what you love! Loosen up and give yourself space to follow your passion.
I am genuinely looking forward to reading your stories!
The Artist says:
“The most amazing thing was starting with my blog and then using it as a motivation to keep me going with my art studying. I still have a long way to go but seems this balance works quite well for me. What is your plan?”
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