My brother is an artist as well, and two years younger than me. When we were growing up, we would draw together constantly and push each other. Iron sharpening iron. I wouldn't be nearly the artist I am today without some live-in competition..
Switch mediums and allow yourself to solve problems with something you’re not familiar with. Chalk, pencil, paint, clay, whatever you don’t usually use, or have no experience with at all. It opens new ways of doing things in your brain, and can spark creativity very quickly..
Every time I think there is a design that I really enjoy I think to myself that is the best design I have ever done. That feeling only last for about a day, but that's what keeps us going and makes us better!
I have a lot of respect for artists who enjoy rendering out the details, the perfect little rim here, the reflection in the windows there. Often, my mind is already thinking about the next painting before finishing the first one. Coming up with ideas has always been the most fun part for me..
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