2 weeks ago
Have you ever had the “blank canvas” syndrome? when there are zillions of things you can create, but you don’t exactly know there to start. 🙈 i recently got a question on this topic in dms and i’m happy to share my experience here.
first of all, i can totally relate. when i was attending an arts school i was desperate when the teacher announced a free topic for a painting. i literally never knew what to come up with. if you are like me sometimes here’s what can help you:
💥 limit your options: if not yourself, then join some group or community where people will set limitations for your future creations and give you assignments. joining a course might work, or a club where people explore topics together. and yes, participating in instagram challenges counts. instagram’s official whp are a bit broad usually, but they are also an option, if nothing else.
💥 understand what you like and what you don’t like, what you want to have in your final work and what you don’t. for example, i’d never shoot anything with vampire topic, cause i don’t dig it. there’s nothing wrong with the vimpires, but they are just not my cup of tea, that’s it. you can have your likes and dislikes. from my experience, it’s usually easier to find out your dislikes, so you can start from there. it has to do with your tastes in colors, props, themes, emotions, faces, locations, etc.
do you have any tips that can help others overcome the “blank canvas” syndrome? please share below!