Art is one of those funny mediums that shouldn’t be treated the exact same way as most other things in life. For instance, if you’re an accountant, a mistake you make can possibly ruin a client’s finances. Or if you’re an architect, a mistake you make can truly cause physical harm to someone else. But in the world of art, a mistake can actually be turned into a benefit. Here’s why embracing your flaws can actually make you a better artist.
Listen, we’re not saying that you shouldn’t work on your craft from a technical sense. Artistry in all forms is still very much a discipline, and it doesn’t do well to throw a bunch of garbage at a wall if you don’t have any fundamentals to back it up.
But it also doesn’t benefit anyone to just be another cog in a machine. As mentioned earlier, when you’re riding an elevator, or walking up a staircase, you want everything to be the same. You don’t want any surprises. But when listening to a song, or looking at someone’s art, it’s the exact opposite. You want to be surprised, you want to be inspired, and you want to see the world through another lens. This is a crucial component of being an artist, and something you should totally embrace if you are one.