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Breaking Tradition

“There are painters who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.” Pablo Picasso
Do you remember painting the sun as a yellow circle as a child? Why did we do that? Somehow in art class, it ends up that every single child eventually picks out yellow and then paints, colors, draws, etc. the best circle they can muster.
Well, "why" is an easy question with an even easier answer.
And let me tell you, this doesn't just affect how we generally paint the sun...traditions and customs seep into our work over and over, but they aren't all bad.
Traditions provide a starting point. Often, they are a basic interpretation of your surroundings that grounds you as you begin your artistic journey. However, they also make it difficult to break the mold, making you more risk-averse when it comes to taking chances and trying something new.
So, allow them to help you sprout your roots, but don't hold on to them forever. It's through breaking tradition that an artist finally bursts forth and is able to grow. That's why they call it "groundbreaking." 🌱
Hand-painted in Adobe Photoshop CC with no filters using a Wacom Intuos Pro and the Wacom Art Pen.
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