This post is about artwork I made when I was even more of a total noob. I think it’s interesting to see how creativity and skill develop overtime and with practice, especially with artistic things like art, music, writing, and more.
This piece is called “Transcendental Vision” It was one of my first pieces where I felt almost euphoric about the creativity I was releasing. The eye represents a peek into another world of imagination. I imagined a world of robotic, living things. This is what happened.
This piece was a milestone for me. Looking back at it now I can see so many imperfections with it, but I recognize it as a necessary point of progression. I used a similar style to create this piece almost a year later.
See how the geometry, line work, and even some of the colors carried over? It amazes me that I made such a leap- I would never have imagined making something like this a year down the road when I was painting the first image in this post.
Here’s another older piece. One of my first watercolor paintings. Read an article about this mixed media piece here.
I had to do a bunch of stuff to make this mixed media piece. It wasn’t easy! Look how I drew my flowers a year later though!
When I was younger I used to draw lots of futuristic cities, design futuristic weapons and vehicles, and draw different kind of aliens and robots. In other words, I was a total nerd, but I can see how that carried on to some of my later work.
Here’s some of my work from early childhood. Unfortunately I havent found any early drawings with the sci fi themes I mentioned. I dont know exactly how old i was but on the back of these pieces it says kindergarten through 3rd grade.
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9 thoughts on “The Development of Creativity: Beginning Artwork”
Hi Maxwell, I have always been interested in art. My initial artwork wasn´t very good as I had no idea how paint behaves on canvas. My art skills developed dramatically during my legal studies at university. Congratulations to your new blog!
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Thanks, Petra! That is interesting, it also took me a while to figure out the “physics” (if you can really call it that) of spreading paint over a surface. It always seemed so simple and easy watching others do it. I started drawing aliens and futuristic cities when I was around 7 or 8 but completely dropped art until I picked it back up at 16! I’m now 18 and so glad I have returned to making art.
Your art is very creative. Where do you find inspiration? I just followed your blog. It will be interesting to watch how your work develop over the years 🙂
Thank you again, Petra! I look forward to growing with you as well. Inspiration…honestly is something I should make a blog post about. For me, there are an insane amount of contributors. When I start a new art piece, if it is creative it will very naturally emerge from the paper. I try to imagine another world or dimension where perhaps the laws of physics may be different. If it’s a more intellectual piece, a good deal of planning and caution goes into it’s making. Things that inspire me include: music, interesting people, dreams, consciousness, and something about the way that lights reflect on water at night really presses my inspiration button. What brings you inspiration?
I am inspired by places I have visited and people I have met. I try to capture the mood and drama of scenes using vibrant colors and expressive brushstrokes. I enjoy treading a thin line between realism and abstraction. Thank you for the follow!
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Ah, perhaps the reason my work is creative is because I live in such a boring place. I must create the novelty that others may find in their surroundings. Really though, I live in Maine. Everyone has to create their own fun. I have heard great things about both London and Prague, what a splendid place to be!
London is definitely amazing place to live. It´s impossible to get bored! I´m looking forward to go there in September again. Prague is much smaller than London and less busy. However, it´s favourite tourist destination and it´s definitely worth visiting for its unique architecture.
I would love to visit someday. I love the way that cities look especially at night.I imagine London is much less industrial in appearance than American cities. Have you been to America?
I haven´t been to America yet. I´d like to visit in future. It must be an amazing experience!
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