We all want to be creative, and yet we sit in front of our white paper without ideas? Whether we’re painting canvases or sketching designs on paper: Where do you get clues and inspiration? Unfortunately, there aren’t any simple instructions you can follow to get more ideas. But the good news is that it’s possible to spark your creativity and let it run wild. Here are some tips on how to let your creativity flow.
Save photos and images that you like
Next time you’re on the road, slow down a bit. Be aware of what is happening around you so that your creativity can flow naturally with the environment. There are many sources of inspiration in our surroundings that are just waiting to be discovered. A photo can capture something special that can serve as an idea later on if needed!
You can find inspiration in all kinds of places. You often find the profound inspiration when you see small flowers along the way or details on house walls that catch your eye for some reason, such as a patterned brick pattern or graffiti. Whatever it may be, these moments not only lead to great photos, but also to new ideas that can be used creatively later in painting.
Tracing the motifs later, creating a color palette from them or even printing them out and using them as collage paper is really easy with this method.
You can easily create an ideas folder on your phone or computer that you look at when you start a new project.
Conclusion: What is the most creative thing you can do? The answer can be as simple and direct as looking at something that piques your interest. The inspiration can come from a single detail, such as an interesting flower or graffiti on a wall, but it can also get deeper into us if we take time to let ideas flow.
Just start without thinking twice!
Take a white sheet, mix a few of your favorite colors, or create a small collage of scraps of paper.
Ideas come and go, but it’s important to try out new ideas. The creative process starts in your head, but you have to take action for it. Even if the goal isn’t clear at first, just scribble something on paper or start painting.
The more time you spend designing, the better. You’ll never stop learning new things, and that’s part of what makes this process so exciting!
You can learn a lot in “art journaling” because there are no rules when designing the pages. You can simply paint over an unwanted attempt or use individual parts for collages, which means that every experience should lead to something new.
Inspiration can come in many forms, including the art you love. Art is a great way to explore different styles and find inspiration for your own work. It is therefore advisable to go to an art museum and see which direction you like and what is more likely to put you off.
With this experience, you’ll get more insight into your creativity later on! It’s all about finding out what YOU like. Maybe classic paintings appeal to you more than abstract motifs?
When you find a particular artist whose work you particularly like, search for more information about him or her. Which colors/techniques does he/she use and what can you adopt? You could record these impressions in your sketchbook so they don’t get lost.
Organize your thoughts into notes
Writing down thoughts in a notebook is one of the best ways to organize your everyday life. You can use it for anything, such as gathering ideas, remembering important information, or just writing things off your soul that can be used as inspiration later.
Just write the things that are on your mind or that have appealed to you, such as a poem, a quote, a book, or a magazine.
Try something new with your materials
If you’re feeling stuck or don’t come up with a new idea, why not try a different approach? Here are a few examples:
● Use new or unloved colors.
● Create a collage
● Use different types of paper
● Try scraps of fabric.
● Create new patterns with the brush.
● Try stamping everyday objects such as cotton swabs, sponges, etc.
Looking at things from a new perspective can be very useful and it’s always good to keep your mind busy.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.Pablo Picasso
Be open to new things!
Everyone is a little different, and that’s what makes life so interesting. The best way to get inspired? Learn something new! Whether it’s an event or online tutorials on YouTube, they’re very effective at learning more about your area of interest.
The Internet can be a big help
Create boards in Pinterest with ideas that are in your interest. Here you’ll find many quotes, color combinations, images and creative works that can inspire you. But on the other hand, the Internet can also be a risk of getting lost in it and wasting valuable time scrolling around. If we’re not careful, our productivity can drop by watching other images and works of art online for hours. The key to this? Be aware that this can happen, and set time for research so you don’t become unproductive while looking for information online.
Conclusion: To encourage creativity, you have to get active!
The creative process is a journey, not an event. But don’t wait for inspiration, get active. Look for new ideas and collect them. Stay relaxed and enjoy the process!