Are there any creators who work at the intersection of writing and art that inspire and motivate you?
I draw inspiration from all my fellow visual practitioners, but particularly mentioning a few names here:
@tnvora @abhijitbhaduri: When I treaded on this journey, I always looked up to them like a learning school. Both of them have their unique styles and bring their own depth. Both are extremely generous with their sharing. Maybe that's also a reason why I find a sense of fulfillment when I share my work today. Sharing is my way of giving back.
@Rob_Dimeo: I am ever grateful to Rob for introducing me to Meditation Doodles. Practicing them helps me at two levels: 1) It takes me to a state of synthesis and calmness 2) It helps me with my hand flows, strokes, and grip as I draw. Each of these are critical for hand drawn visuals.
@sherrillknezel: Her daily drawings are so so powerful. I love how she maintains her consistency along with the depth of her verses. I also feel evoked by her graphic recording work.
@aurasky_: Sathya is a recent discovery. I love the simplicity he brings in and I relate with his passion of wanting to share and spread visual awareness. I find his visual remixes powerful.
What advice would you give anyone who wants to start (or continue) adding visual creativity to their work?
I wouldn't really call it advice, but sharing what worked for me.
a) There is no absolute way of visual creativity. So don't wait for perfection. It's an emergent space. Figure out your unique strength and offer that.
b) Tune in and bring awareness to your visual creations as you are working on them. You will find it meditative, healing, uplifting and enriching.
c) Keep practicing to get better and better.
d) There's no harm in sharing. Through sharing, you experience a sense of belonging with the larger visual community and the ecosystem beyond. Through sharing, you are letting new opportunities emerge.