5 Ways to Expand Your Creative Direction
I used to think one of my core passions was ‘band posters’ but I have realized it’s only one small arm of a deeper passion, branded content.
This distinction massively expanded my scope, opportunities and my creative fulfillment.
Here are 5 ways you can expand your creative direction:
1. Forget About the What…
Instead of thinking of the type of work we love to do (which is very specific), try to pinpoint where we have the most joy in the creative process of this type of work (which is extremely broad). This joy may be something you can find in many different types of work which you haven’t considered before.
2. Forget About the Who…
Creatives seem to get really caught up on who they want to work for. This can be super limiting. Forget about other people, what do you enjoy doing creatively, regardless for who it’s for? The who is a bad place to start because the who is inconsistent. Bands change, companies flop, you change what you like.
3. Forget About the Product…
Don’t determine the product before the problem. Your direction shouldn’t determine the solution to every problem. Your direction should be able to result in many different solutions, your direction isn’t the solution, it’s the approach.
4. Forget What You Think You know…
Probably the biggest stumbling block in the process is the stumbling block that you can’t see. The old couch that you don’t notice, that everyone hates. Just make a list of the things you are absolutely sure about in your work, then poke at them, are you really sure?
5. Concentrate on the core…
All this forgetting is about stripping away what’s not important and revealing the core. The core is where you find your greatest strengths and passion. Only you can reveal what the core is to you, and determine what has to stay.
Did you ever think you wanted something really specific only to find there was a broader core?
wiip for amanda’s commission
trying to get on the painting stage for everyone’s as of now :)
I will send more refs tonight. I’m so happy. ;A;
I’m doing an art giveaway ლ(́◉◞౪◟◉‵ლ)
I’ll be doing 5 digitally painted, full color portraits of a person/character of the winner’s choice (so it can be your own character or anything really…) The style/quality will be somewhere b/n those first two examples and the two BW ones at the bottom.
HOW TO GET IN ON THIS:
- Reblog this post; likes and multiple reblogs will not increase your odds
- Winners will be chosen at random in two weeks’ time on June 1st
- I will make a post naming the winners and send an ask to work out the subject of the painting
I’ll be reblogging this a few times to make sure people see it. I don’t want like 5…people to reblog it ahahha that’d be embarrassing omfg please don’t let that happen. But! if you want to avoid seeing this post again block the tag #frenegiveaway
well…more than 5 people reblogged it
“I would ask for Homura or Mami’s hand, but OTL they’re too young.”
when people reblog your art and write nice things in the tags
I feel like every time I tweet anything I just come across as a huge jackass.
I think I need AT LEAST 141 characters and an animated gif to get my sarcasm across accurately.
THIS IS THE BEST ONE