How do we overcome our creative sloth, and to re-inspire ourselves, and get out of a creative slump?
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1. Trace your own pictures
For fun, I’ve been tracing my favorite pictures with my iPad and the Procreate app.
The reason why this has helped me overcome my creative slump is that it makes me realize:
It isn’t about being a great photographer — it is about being a great “visual artist”.
A “visual artist” doesn’t put limits on themselves. A visual artist sees opportunities, rather than barriers which are defined by “genres” in art.
When I figured out, that I could be creative and artistic regardless of what tool I used (iPad, phone, camera, digital or film, pen, paper, etc), I got a HUGE NEW WAVE of inspiration and motivation in my creative spirit.
2. Surrounding yourself with other creative people
Ever since I’ve been working more closely with HAPTICLABS I’ve been insanely inspired.
For example, my sister ANNETTE KIM is a talented illustrator who has made tons of illustrations and images out of scratch — which has inspired me to make more of my own illustrations.
Video and film making
My partner CINDY NGUYEN has inspired me to enhance my visual artistry, to also make films, music, and to think more of myself as a “visual storyteller”.
Here in Berlin, we’ve spent much time with our friends Natalie and Stoytcho— who are incredibly talented science, computer science, and engineering minds. Their perspectives have invigorated me to start studying:
- Neural networks
Like Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs, I wish to marry the sciences with the humanities. I think true art is a combination of science and the humanities.
So as a creative, don’t limit yourself to just “art” or photography. Study science, math, engineering, physics, to push your ideas, thoughts, limits, and creative spirit.
3. CREATE, CREATE, CREATE (and share)
There is no such thing as a “creative” person in the sense that some people are just naturally endowed with “thinking creatively”.
No. To be a “creative” person is to CREATE! To make stuff! To make pictures, drawings, illustrations, films, and music.
To build stuff, and to share them.
You have a duty as a visual artist to make things, and SHARE them. Do it for yourself, and do it to empower humanity.
CREATE EVERY DAY,