If you had art as a subject in school, you might recognise this dilemma: that you don’t know how to make art that is not specifically for an assignment. I guess illustrators and designers can also easily fall into this trap where you can not make art if it isn’t for a client or a project. Though unintended, the whole schooling system revolves around making art for a external purposes. Making art for yourself or because you enjoy it does not exist, because how do you asses and give marks for that. And then there is the whole art meets social media thing, where art gets made for the amount of likes you can get. That in itself is a whole different discussion, but it ties in here with how you are making art for an external purpose, to be assessed and hopefully found good enough.
"Many painters are afraid of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is AFRAID of the truly passionate painter who dares — and who has once broken the spell of 'you can’t.'" - Van Gogh
Erg jammer dat de Neocolor workshop zo snel vol zat voor het Schetsweekend in Den Bosch. Ga je nog eens een workshop online doen of op een ander met moment? Zou erg leuk zijn!