Do you sometimes find it difficult to get motivated to paint or draw? If you are a selling artist, you must find ways to keep yourself motivated. In this post, you will discover some helpful tips for staying inspired and motivated to create art.
How To Stay Inspired for Creating Art
Inspiration is the fuel for creativity.
When an artist has inspiration, it shows in their work. The artist can work for hours without stopping. The connection between the artist and their creation cannot be separated. A train could crash through their art studio, and they wouldn’t even notice.
There is a difference between paintings or drawings created by an inspired artist or an uninspired artist painting as if they were in an assembly line waiting for the day to end.
An inspired artist has a vision and a message they want to share with the world.
An uninspired artist is just trying to finish the job so they can go on to something else.
Creative People and the Selling Artist
Drawing, painting, and crafting are hobbies that many people enjoy. Some people like to create for themselves, while others like to make gifts for family and friends. Crafting lets a person’s inner voice come out without saying a word.
When selling artwork becomes a part of the equation, stress is entered.
There will be times that you are asking yourself, “Is this good enough?”
You will have deadlines, paperwork, marketing, and art to create promptly for selling.
There is no time to be uninspired if you are an artist selling art.
You must find ways to keep yourself motivated and inspired.
5 Motivation For Artists Tips
Here are 5 tips that help me stay motivated for creating art even during the toughest times.
Learning is my biggest inspiration.
Throughout the day, I never stop learning about drawing and marketing. There is so much to learn that I feel like I will never learn it all.
Learning something new excites me and keeps me motivated to try new things.
Take ten or fifteen minutes daily to learn something new to benefit your business.
You could learn something that will enhance your artistic skills, blogging skills, or strategies for social media marketing.
It is as easy as watching a YouTube video or pulling up your favorite blog during your coffee break.
What is Your Passion
What inspires an artist to create?
Why do artists create art?
I have asked many artists these questions.
The answers are always different.
Some people are inspired by family members, while others are attracted to an artist’s work.
If you want to sell art, you must create things you are passionate about.
You will never get bored when you are drawing or painting subjects you love to create. It will not feel like a job when you are at the drawing table or easel.
You will always put your best effort in, have pride in what you are doing, and continue learning to enhance your artistic skills.
What inspired you to become an artist?
What was the first painting or drawing you saw that made you want to give it a try?
What subjects are easy for you to replicate?
If there was only one subject you could paint or draw for the rest of your career, what would you be content with?
Art Inspiration Ideas:
Start collecting reference images of the subjects you have a passion for.
Find other artists who create the same subject and find inspiration from them.
Watch a video of how other artists create similar artwork.
Visit Pinterest and Etsy to see what other artists are creating.
Follow other artists’ blogs.
It is easy to stay motivated when you have a passion for your work.
Get Rid of Distractions
Before you start working, remove any distractions.
Turn off your smartphone and computer if you are not using them for creating your art.
If you are using your smartphone, turn off the social media updates. You can view them when you are done crafting.
It would be best to stay focused on what you are doing while creating art.
A simple distraction could have you wasting valuable time and drain your creative spark.
There will be interruptions you will not be able to avoid. Those distractions will have to be dealt with.
Other distractions like the “Facebook update ding”, email alerts, text messages, etc can be avoided.
Books and Magazines
Books and magazines are a great way to stay inspired to create art.
I am always inspired when I look at art. It is the same feeling when I listen to live music.
Find some books or magazines of your favorite artists and keep them around the house. Throughout the day, you can quickly motivate yourself by flipping through them.
Looking at other people’s talent is always inspiring.
Every day put in 100%.
Push yourself to be as productive as you can. There will be nobody to help motivate you when you work alone. You need to be able to motivate and push yourself.
When the workday is over, you feel pride in everything you have accomplished.
The feeling you get at the end of the day will motivate you to wake up the next morning inspired and ready to get to work.
Artist Motivation Quotes
I want to end this post with some of my favorite quotes. Sometimes just reading a quote can inspire you to get the job done.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” ~ Pablo Picasso
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” ~ Ansel Adams
“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” Bob Ross
“A picture is a poem without words” ~ Horace
“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” ~ Edgar Degas
There are going to be times when it is challenging to get started.
You have to find ways to reduce those feelings and when you do feel less than motivated you need to work through them.
5 Stay Inspired for Creating Art Tips Overview:
- What is Your Passion
- Get rid of Distractions.
- Books and Magazines
- Work Hard
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