listen to music
This will improve your art. Seriously. Listen tomusic while you make art, and let it inuenceyou as you do. No only can music help staveoff any second-guessing, it can actually havea direct impact on what the nal product is: Iguarantee that you will have a different pieceof art if you listen to Death Metal then if youlisten to classical. The music will inuencehow quickly you create art as well, so for adetailed piece, choose a slow, methodicalpiece of music. For a piece that is wild andexpressive, go for a faster, energetic song.
The fact that you are searching for moreinformation on creating abstract art is a signthat you are already pretty open to new ideas.Stay this way! Don’t put yourself, your ideas oryour art into a box: be open to new directionsand new ways of creating art. Do someexperimenting. Don’t be constantly tellingyourself that you can’t do this-or-that. Give it atry – you may nd out that you love it.
Start in b&w
Don’t sweat the colors at rst. If you feelinsecure choosing colors, then just use blackand white for a while. This way you canfocus on learning what looks good in thecomposition of your canvas, and what you likedoing. This is great practice for the beginner,and a wonderful way to gain experience.
Try, try, try and try.
Many people to try a new art form only togive up in despair after having difcultiesand drawbacks. Don’t let this be you. Youshouldn’t hang on for years to an art form thatisn’t a good t for you, but remember whatMr. Edison said: “Many of life’s failures arepeople who did not realize how close theywere to success when they gave up.” So, youshould set a time limit. Commit to a certainamount of time, say two months, that youwill work on this new art form. If at the endof the time period you still feel frustrated andoverwhelmed, then you can reevaluate. Butdon’t give up before or you might be missingout on something you could love.