I’ve been practicing watercolour art for over 10 years, and in my experience at Studio Passepartout, I’ve had a lot of feedback about people wanting to indulge in art but don’t know what to draw or paint. It is quite a challenging thing to decide on a topic or an idea, especially in a world where the sensory overload is at maximum. However, it doesn’t need to be if we don’t want it to be!
So I’ve decided to share my experiences about where I draw inspiration from everyday life, which is as simple or as complex as one wants it to be. It is a conversation with one’s self, alongside a commitment to do something different. To explore a part of life that not everyone would. And it’s going to be titled the Unlocking Inspiration series in case you want to check that category at a later date for more articles.
To start off, let’s stick to the basics. You don’t need a whole set of colours to create art. Heck, you only need a paper and pencil, and that’s good enough. Now let’s ask the question:
What do I draw?
What do I paint?
Nope. That’s the wrong question. Here’s what you should ask yourself:
Where am I right now?
What is around me?
What is calling to me?
Now, we’re on the right path. Take five minutes, scribble something. Add some colour if you can. Keep it simple, and always know it’s going to be beautiful because it’s yours.
As you get better, you will find a few places that are the ABSOLUTE best place for being creative…! Have you found a spot already? Don’t be shy to share in the comments below!
Until next time,
Tilika at Studio Passepartout.