“Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.” -Marc Chagall
Art involves a lot of time and investment into your own work, and in true fashion of a cheesy commercial salesman, "But wait, there's more!" 😅
Did you know there is more to being an artist than doing your own work?
Most of you right now are probably thinking, "Well, duh." But it is easy to become so absorbed in our next piece that we forget to look around and be artists.
That's right. It isn't enough to just create. You have to take in from your surroundings.
As artists, we need to be immersed in OTHER artwork. That fascination and wonder with the entirety of the broad term "art" is generally what got us hooked in the first place (not being able to make pretty pictures).
It's that connection to other artists that keeps us going and pushes us forward. When you lose that connection and seclude yourself to finish a piece, you are cutting off half of what makes you an artist.
You see, every person has the capacity to be a viewer and an art appreciater. Artists take that to the next level by defining their appreciation in terms of takeaway lessons for future pieces. It's the love of something another artist does that sparks our idea for the next creative project.
Without love, there would be no inspiration. So, the love of art needs to be at the center of your intentions when you view, when you create, and when you inspire another artist. Because without it, art is nothing.
Hand-painted in Adobe Photoshop CC using the Wacom Intuos Pro and the Wacom Art Pen.
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