What does it mean to have creative eyes?
It could be in part the ability to look at something and envisage a number of possible creative uses for that object or piece of finding material.
It’s possible that as someone who creates things and appreciates the time and work that went into making that product, you perceive the creativity, shape, composition, and details from the perspective of someone who makes things.
It’s possible that you’re the type of person who notices when something is anthropomorphic or looks like a human face.
When you look at a landscape and know how to frame it, compose it, and light it such that it produces a fantastic shot, this may signify that.
What is it like to have a creative eye?
to be born with an innate capacity for foreseeing inventions in their formative stages.
Observing unprocessed items or potential locations that would be appropriate for exhibits, etc., must be able to recognize the potential in the raw ingredients that are all around you to create something from those materials.
Found Object Art, also known as Dada Readymade, is a type of artwork in which a natural or man-made object, or a fragment of an object, is discovered (or sometimes bought) by an artist and kept because of some intrinsic interest the artist sees in it.
This type of artwork is sometimes referred to by the French term for a found object, which is objet trouvé.
The three fundamental tenets of the Dada readymade philosophy are as follows:
1.) choose an object, which is a creative act in and of itself;
2.) nullify the familiar purpose of that object by presenting it not in its typical functionary role but as a work of “art”; and
3.) give the object a title that has the potential to provoke a new thought or interpretation.
People who are able to display this talent could be considered to have a creative eye by certain observers.
Creativity is Creating something new.
What does it mean, exactly, to come up with something brand new?
A “something new” was Uber, perhaps? No. It’s a more convenient taxi service.
Could the iPod be considered “something new”? No. It’s a CD player, but it can handle a lot more CDs than the average one.
Has YouTube still been considered “something new” in the year 2005? No. It was basically simply another version of you and all of your pals hanging around in the basement watching TV.
When we examine any of the “major” concepts that have come into existence over the past 10, 20, or 100 years, we find that none of them can be described as “original.” It’s not like nobody had ever seen a wheel before, and then all of a sudden someone comes along with… a wheel. It is the fact that those founders integrated two concepts or even entire sectors that appeared to be in direct opposition to one another.
Lululemon is the result of adding fashion to athletic clothing.
Instagram is a combination of photography and social engagement.
Dating + video games Equal Tinder
After they have been combined, these concepts are not only straightforward but also self-evident and fruitful.
When broken down, the equation can be stated as follows:
Pain Point No. 1 of One Industry Added to Pain Point No. 2 of Another Industry Equals Intersection of Innovation
Because the Lululemon example is so appealing to me, let’s use that one. People who shop for athletic apparel are looking for items that satisfy their needs for affordability, comfort, and quality. People who put effort into their appearance desire to wear clothing that is of excellent quality, appealing, and (often) on the cutting edge of fashion.
The inventor of Lululemon, Chip Wilson, anticipated several emerging movements, including yoga, health and wellness, and “comfort fashion.”
What action did he take?
He identified the gap in the market and developed a novel solution that addressed a number of the most pressing concerns. He made use of items that were already around and put them together in a novel way.
It is a waste of time to try to be “creative,” if your definition of the word includes anything to do with overused clichés such as “Be unusual, stand out, and put on a big show.”
At this moment, originality does not exist, and the only way to be creative is to admit that everything has been done before. All we are doing is rearranging the “concept clay” in different configurations at this point. We are addressing the glaring problems by developing potential remedies.
When something like this takes place, people in the crowd yell, “You are very imaginative!”
Therefore, you should give up attempting to be innovative. At this time, the word has become both overused and undervalued.
Consider the obvious. Think about the value: what problem are you attempting to solve?
And maybe most crucially, how can your solution for that pain point in a way that is superior to the competition in terms of speed, intelligence, and effectiveness?
The most genuine forms of creativity are more akin to works of art than they are to technological advancement. Therefore, if you operate in the domain of business and view “creativity” through the prism of performance measurements, you should give up trying to be creative.
Just solve pain points.
This is the activity that will actually shift the needle in the right direction.
Why do I see meaning or something artistic in things? What are the right words to say this?
Our perceptions of the universe and reality are viewed as patterns (structures and stories) and we save those as memories and use them to live.
So facts and data have no meaning to us until they are put into some type of pattern (like pieces into puzzles) and we see that pattern as being on a spectrum of “perfectly appropriate” to “totally inappropriate”.
No matter how appropriate the pattern might be, these patterns, structures and stories are forms of communication/art. They tell us something….the patterns speak to us.
This is why seeing flowers, mountains, rivers, decay, bark on a tree, a stylish car or dress, lions fighting over a newly killed animal, clouds in the sky and all other things, what we are seeing are patterns/stories communicated to us for us to learn from.
And as the phrase goes: We all love a good story. But we also all need useful stories for continued survival and healthy thriving. IMO, this is why goodness* is a beautiful pattern as well.
Without resorting to the dictionary, what exactly does it mean to say that one is creative?
Do you have a creative side?
Making abstract concepts and ideas that are only partially formed into something tangible is an essential step in the creative process.
Because I have some 3/4 formed ideas about carving and glueing wood to make dragonflies and birds from popsicle sticks, but the closest I have come is to start some half formed (of the 3/4 formed so.37% formed) drawings on paper, I am not as creative as I would like to be.
This is because I have some 3/4 formed ideas about making dragonflies and birds from popsicle sticks. I have been promising myself over and over again that I will get started on the project very soon.
You are quite right; the sticks and the gouges are right here at my side. After I have completed this answer, I will get started.
When that time comes, even though I might not be able to confidently assert that I am “extremely” creative, I will be able to assert that I am more creative than I was when the clock read 1:00 p.m.
How to get better at having a Creative eye
The way and reason we view things in everyday life is for practical purposes.
There are several ways to convert your view to a more artistic approach.
First, take a moment to squint your eyes so you can only see the shapes of dark and light objects. That will teach you composition.
Next, realize that air is like water, and the molecules and particles in it create filters that diffuse light and create the appearance of distance, depth, color intensity, the crispness of an object etc.
I recommend to my students to go outside and look at the trees and foliage immediately near them and compare it to the foliage on distant hills and mountains. The closer it is, the more intense the colors, intensity of darks and lights, and sharpness of detail.
The farther it is, the colors turn grey or sepia tone, the darks and lights become muted, and the details become soft and hazy.
Also, the colors are warmer the closer you are, and cooler with distance. (For example, you will never see the intense colors of a red flower that is next to you, if the same type of flower is on a faraway hill or mountainside).
I recommend taking a small index card, cutting a dime-sized hole in it, holding it at arm’s length, and then looking at objects which are close and far. You will immediately see the actual intensity of colour as opposed to what you think it is. (A good example is the color of the sky. People think it’s blue, but it’s actually almost grey when viewed through a white index card).
If you apply those principles to drawings and paintings, (even to a face), it tells the viewer there is a dimension, even if on flat paper or canvas.
Lastly, shadows, core shadows and reflective light are also simple ways to make your art appear to have shape and dimension.
Even Picasso and Klimt were masters of these principles before they simplified their techniques to reflect a stripped-down version conveying their unique styles.
About the Author:
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