Is it easier for an artist to learn a new way of creating art than it is for a non-artistic person?
In theory yes, because an artist is bound to be more inclined to the creative process than a non-artistic person. Plus his interest in and familiarity with art should come in handy. Passion is everything in art.
I think it's yes and no both. The artist man's bent of mind is conditioned and attuned towards this craft and so he finds it easier than a non artist.
Likewise a person may not be an artist but if he an avid follower of art, over a period of time by acquired practice of appreciating art he too comes to recognise the nuances of art though he may be a non artistic person in the strictest sense of the term.
I believe that everybody is a potential artist and that one can discover the artist within oneself if one has the time and passion for it. Many of my art hubs are meant to address this. Have even started putting up videos in my Youtube channel, ashokscape.
The first one breaks the myths that stop one from being an artist.
Having said that, I must say that things are easier for someone who believes that they are an artist when learning a new way. It's a matter of the mind, and if you fix that, nothing else matters.
Well, that would depend, if they were a non-artistic person? Would they be looking for a new way to create? LOL
Other than that I would have to say, that a non-artistic person would find it easier because they are not set in their way of doing things.
I love to paint ocean landscapes the most, but I have painted woodland and lakes.
I recently painted a couple of old Barn scenes.
Yes, I feel that it is easier for an artist to learn a new way of creating than it is for a non-artistic person. Being an artist requires you to see "things" with your "third eye" and your interpretations can lead to your creative juices flowing. Flippin' the script can and will come easily and naturally. A non-artistic person does not have a "third eye" nor any creative juices to began flowing.
I agree with you, if you have the time and passion for the art anyone could have to potential. Unfortunately, for me I have passion for thinking I know how to draw and let's just say I cannot get the hang of it. I bought pencils because I like to have the different colors and I cannot get the hang of it.
Interesting article, thank you.
Cheryl A Nocera
Artists usually take to new techniques and mediums like a fish to water. Every artist I've known pushes the envelope, taking joy in new creative avenues. Most have their comfort zones yet their talent often demands they explore new ways to express themselves.
One illustrator I know, whose illustrations bring to mind 'Where The Wild Things Are', created absolutely gorgeous digital art on her very first try. Non-artists, who enjoy creating but don't have the training or innate talent of artists, tend to stay in a safety zone to master it.
Whether an artist or just someone with a strong creative streak, trying new things can be scary but challenging ourselves should never stop; it is what makes art the perfect therapy for life.
I think this question is best answered by taking into account the differences between a right and left brain. For example, if an Engineer can learn a new way of creating Art, can an Artist learn a new way to find the answer to a mathematical equation or learn to read a blueprint?
For me, that is highly unlikely simply because I have been an Artist all my life and reading maps or measuring isn't a strong point, nor is it something I can easily learn or even enjoy.
Therefore, I would have to conclude that it would be easier for the Artist, who already has the basic foundation of creativity working for them, while those that are not artistic would find it more challenging.
Also keep in mind that the question was, "Is it EASIER"....not impossible. I think a non-artistic person could learn it but it wouldn't be easier for them as opposed to giving it to an Artist.
I agree with many of you that say art is in any person. We all have a mind so we all can create ideas, therefore art.
An artist is using his/her creativity in an aesthetic way most of the time. A non-artistic person can be very creative in solving problems for example. But an artist is expressing emotions and communicating something through art.
Therefore, creating art is up to the ability to create in an aesthetic level.
Everybody has the artists eye but its the brain that creates good art and the brain can always be trained if willing.
Not necessarily. A painter may have no feel for sculpture. A traditional painter may have no interest or talent in digital art.
I would say yes. Artistic persons are always looking for a new way to express themselves and are truly not held to the "box" mentality. They are not afraid to put a new twist on what everyone has accepted as the "way we always done it."
I would think a non artistic person would have an easier time because they wouldn't have the normal rules and restrictions blocking the creative process...is my guess.
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