Experimenting with Art

A common theme among many of my blog posts is experimenting-trying new techniques, subjects or mediums. I have not come across an artist yet that does not get bored with things fairly quickly. Recently I tried a tool called Scribbler. To say the least, I had some pretty scary drawings using Scribbler. Most artists create way more artwork than the public ever sees. In one of my recent posts, I displayed some of my bad artwork. It was torture for me. I want to be hide my failures from public view. Most of us do. Being creative is not about pure success. Being creative is about searching, practicing and not giving up. I don’t believe artists start out creating successful work, it is the result of much practice. Every artist I have met merely enjoys the creative process and is willing to do it over and over again. Art takes practice just like sports or math or woodworking. Be willing to experiment is part of that process. My goal is to encourage people to be creative, make mistakes and try new techniques. Here is what I tried recently, minus the really bad attempts (too painful to share). Portraits of my kids:

Creative friends, what have you experimented with lately? Send me a note about what inspires you. Creative challenge: google Scribbler and try it yourself.

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One thought on “Experimenting with Art

  1. Wow, I’m impressed with your drawings! I tried out Scribbler last year since I was involved in a swap using it. I had more than my share of scary pictures using it, but in the end, I drew a couple of flowers that weren’t too bad considering how little time I’d spent playing with it! I didn’t even bother to try drawing people. You did great!

    I’m planning out my latest experiments. I’m going to make decorate the sketchbooks I’m buying for my niece and nephew for when we go on a trip together. Sort of a mixed media thing. This ought to be interesting. 😉

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