So am I an artist? I would think that putting together a portfolio would qualify that answer as a positive. I do create art and thus that makes me an artist.
Aren’t artist supposed to use their right side of their brain more though? Because I use my left. When I draw something I think of it in mathematical terms or views of spacial reasoning. What looks better where and such is my thought process.
I mean I do think of the meaning of what I’m drawing but I do it as symbols. In my recent contest (today) I entered a piece that was called Shattered Mask. It was a self-portrait of myself (With long hair at the time) in pencil but it was shattered like that of a mirror. The thing was though that I had my hands on my face, fingers around my eyes for example.
The reasoning was that in society we wear a mask that hides who we really are to the world. What I wanted to show was that the masking we put on ourselves can break and shatter like a mirror and you can see glimpses of what is underneath.
Pretty deep stuff considering that it is all in one picture I drew for an assignment.
Does this make me an artist though? By definition I would say that I qualify but then anyone can be an artist.
Being an artist isn’t that special. It is the quality of what you create that is. Maybe I feel more like an artist because of the quality of my work has risen from what it was before.
Sometimes when I go back and read something that I have written before (ie. My first post to this blog) and compare it to something a VERY long time ago, I realize how much I have grown as a writer. Now on that, calling my self a writer is not really true or an utter lie. I write but that can’t necessarily mean I am a writer.
Maybe I question what really makes me an artist because I realize that I have been thinking myself as one for a while now.
But for the life of me I can’t really remember when.