Do you have any suggestions for someone who wants to get into journaling like you do but doesn't feel very creative or original? It seems so healing but I feel like I couldn't come up with anything unique.
omg honestly this was me like 3 years ago and i feel u it’s so shitty. the only real thing i’ve done since 2014 to change that is just … i’ve done a lot of art lmao. it’s cliche and annoying but the only way to develop a style is to just keep doing stuff and you’ll work out stuff you like and eventually that’ll become Your Style. use your own handwriting, use colours you like, use words from your own brain etc etc just try and make stuff that you like
copying (for practise obv not just straight up plagiarism lol) is SO good and useful when you don’t have a style yet. i did a lot of copying of other artists work for school stuff and also for childhood fun and it forced me to try stuff i wouldn’t have otherwise tried (watercolours, bright block coloured acrylic paints). also try and find some artists you like bc #inspo from other artists changes everything (i started drawing in pen bc of danny gregory ! basquait made me realise art can be messy ???!!! a wild concept for 18 yr old demii). everything you experience will end up in Your Style so try and keep an open mind
oh and btw … if u just wanna do it to help you personally rather than Be The Best Artiste In The World remember it doesn’t have to look good !!! like … just writing down a thought in a journal and that being it is GREAT and v. useful !