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Practice equals growth. Growth is an important aspect that is needed in each person’s career. Without it, you are standing in the same place and missing all the good possibilities that you could have. 

Practise can be one way how you can influence growth and discover new possibilities. It is also a way how to challenge yourself and build up a strong background. With this, you not only develop your skills but also become more confident as an artist or designer.

With enough confidence in your skills, you can succeed in everything, including in entrance exams.

CREATIVITY  – HOW CAN YOU DEVELOP IT?

It is not only that talented people can do it! To succeed you also need to be creative, and it’s not something that comes with talent. Creativity or creative thinking just like other skills need to be developed.

Creativity helps us to be more open and flexible with our ideas and different tasks. The learning process becomes a lot easier and the new knowledge can be applied much quicker. There is no need to look for motivation because creativity is the one that fosters it.

“Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else ever thought.”

Albert Einstein

In the beginning, it can be hard to define your ideas or even to put them on paper but it doesn’t mean that you can’t do it, they are all inside of you.  All you have to do is find a way how you can execute them. 

So the key question is: how do you dig up your creativity?

Especially in situations where creativity doesn’t come spontaneously but is demanded from the outside, in these situations desperation can strike. 

Creative thinking is a method of breaking through boundaries. It’s a strategy for clearing your mind so that your thoughts and ideas might transcend what appear to be the constraints of a situation.

That’s why you should practice your creative thinking every day. Here we have provided you with some ideas on how to practice;

  • Draw the same thing each day. With time you will get better and better and you will begin to look for different ways how to draw it. To reach the best result you should do this exercise at least for six months.
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Check out Gillie and Marc’s most iconic duo – Rabbitwoman and Dogman. It is a great example of how you develop your work. Lifestyle – Gillie and Marc USA

  • Go outside, take a little sketchbook with you. Draw all the interesting things that you see.
sketching practice

For example, Cristian Louboutin always had a sketchbook with him, wherever he went.

  • Be creative with your friends. Organize a painting or drawing session together.

For example, what I did with my friend – we wrote different words on little pieces of paper (playground, old, wet, social tomato, smoking clouds, etc.). Then we mixed them and each took five pieces. The idea was to create a painting out of these five random words.

painting practice with a friend

Let your creativity flow!

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