Steal like an artist – part 3 & 4


Art theory Steal like an Artist



3. Write the book you want to read

Write what you know like

“We make art because we like art. We’re drawn to certain kinds of art because we’re inspired by the people doing that work.”
If you want to see, read, hear, play it, so will others. If something disappoints you, make it better.

“Whenever you’re at a loss for what move to make, just ask yourself, ‘What would make a better story?'”

4. Use your hands

Step away from the screen

I’ve been moving to and from digital work for a while; on the one hand, the cheapness, speed and ease of setup and teardown is fantastic but, on the other, I feel less involved and less fulfilled by digital work. Working standing up helps, but I miss the smell of paint and the feel of stylus on glass is nothing like as pleasant as pencil on paper.
Kleon talks about analogue work engaging all the senses and they’re not wrong.