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    I know, I know, artisans arent all artistic, but I thought I would post this here. How does one become artistic?

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    Okay here's what you do. Cross yourself, honk your nips three times, and spin around counterclockwise. Should do the trick.
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    I'm not falling for that again!

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    Draw, bitch.
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    Here's the quickest way:

    1 Notice yourself thinking something. Either something you feel or something relating to a personal belief or something you actually think is true (i.e. that what you're thinking is the correct thing to think-- this should be a resonant concept for 'rationals').

    2 Examine why you think this. Illustrate the process of examination, the process of learning why you think certain things. Illustrate why you think this is a correct or reasonable or understandable thing to think (OR feel, if you perceive your inner functioning as being "feeling"). Or...

    3 Dive into how what you're thinking is not necessarily the most 100% correct thing to think. Examine how you might be wrong. how what you're thinking is merely the expression of innumerable complicated mental-chemical functionings inside of you-- i.e. things that have HAPPENED to you, details that make up your perceptual world-- that what you're thinking is something you're thinking not necessarily because it's obviously true, but because you have PARTICULAR REASONS to think it-- i.e, you WANTED or HAD to think this. Namely, things that have happened to you. Things that demand a reaction.

    4 Think of a way you might communicate this knowledge to others. i.e, maybe they've had similar things happen to them, & would know what the fuck you're on about if you dared go into it. Don't worry about whether what you're doing is right or wrong. Understand that things happen, & they happen for a reason, & no one can ever really completely know why things happen, or what they mean. But... the knowledge (or resemblance of knowledge) can't hurt you. Fearlessness (conceptual) is key.
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    I'm not an artisan but for me, the only way to stimulate creativity is to do it, whether it's to draw, paint (rarely, too much mess to clean up, as well as not being good at it by anyone's standard's), write or take pictures.

    My Se needs action to get it rolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunnyDigestion View Post
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    ^^ by the way, that's actually the rigorous way of pursuing it. IE If you got arrested for your art, that's how you'd hav to explain yourself, to the police. In actuality, the best way is just to fuck shit up & run with the unending variety of life as barely mitigated chaos, because there's no way to fully control it.

    If someone says the art you just made was a worthless piece of shit, what do you care? Regardless of whther it fucks up or not it was still most likely a valyable use of your time, especially as compared to other things you could be doing like freebase cocaine & bureaucratic taxwork & etc.

    Why do you care? Because you spent time on it. But caring about it AND spending time on it will just make it more enjoyable, as well as incrementally make you better ait. Do you know how many pieces of artwork have been made before? Probably, millions. Over millions of pieces of art. So.
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    LoL, I was just being a little smartass, and it wasn't aimed at you personally.... forgive me just this once. hehe. I don't necessarily consider myself artistic, but.....I can explain what I do from an artisan perspective.
    Actually, I use a combination of resources and practicing it.... I go by guides to learn the basics. I am learning inkscape right now, and I bought a prentice hall book. I love thoroughly-written, practical guides. After I go through 8 million tutorials, I can generally use the tools easily, and have application of them. Then comes the real creativity part.... when I have full use of the tools, creativity is easy. When drawing a penguin, for instance, I gather pictures of penguins, and knowledge of penguins, and decide from looking at styles how I want my penguin to look, and then use my tools and knowledge to draw him. Of course, I try to give him his own character....

    I focus on acquiring full use of the tools, and gaining all of the knowledge I can consume about inkscape and creating art in inkscape.

    It can get much more complex, of course, but there is a simple description.
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    Just do it. (ermmm now this saying reminds me of IZthe411's avatar.)

    Draw, write, listen to/create music, go out, do something, anything.

    Creativity (and being artistic) is as big or as small as you make it to be.

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    The problem is I just don't see it. I look at clothes, and I think they are ugly. I see it worn by someone, and I think it works. I see furniture, and I think it is ugly. Walk into someone's living room, and think it looks great. Nothing I draw looks even remotely like the idea I had in my mind. I can dream (literally in my dreams) symphonies but am completely tone deaf and cant play an instrument. I cant sing. If I write, I feel absolutely silly putting my thoughts into words.

    It seems like whatever is in my mind never translates well into an art. When I was younger I used to dance, and was very good at ballet. I would start dancing and my mind would go completely blank, I could feel a rush of intense emotion with every move, until the music stopped and I was left with that lingering feeling that comes after watching a good movie, reading a good book, or listening to a specific piece of music. But, I am chubs now although even when I was skinny, my body isn't trained (which takes years) to move like it used to, and I get frustrated by limitation.

    As far as arts go, I can recognize what is well done, but can't create anything. Photography could be cool, but I don't feel that would break through the creative block I have. I think I could be a lot less....feral....if I developed an art as an outlet. Maybe gain some fluidity of personality.

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