Updated: Aug 19
How do you find or discover your creative voice or mode? You most times don’t need to look for it, because you've had it already. You already have items you like, styles you favor, favorite colors, preferred textures, etc. No matter where you are, your relatives will recognize your speaking voice because of the words you use and how you express yourself. Yes, it's easy to recognize your handwriting. Your style is already present, but for the majority of people, it is hidden by the fact that it is an essential component of who we are. Because of this, other people can sometimes see our style when we can't.
Many artists don't spend enough time figuring out their voices. It's crucial, in my opinion, for all creatives. What kind of artists will Fela Kuti, Ayodeji Abiodun, and Abinoro Collins be without their distinguished artistic voices and style? There are various artists we like because of the artistic voice that shows through their works. You can eventually discover something about your works if you compare them to one another over time. Following this, you can determine which components you like and dislike and also know your voice. You also improve the ones you like.
Some argue that your artistic voice can naturally manifest itself, it must be refined to be fully heard, etc. But that’s not it, one major benefit of finding your artistic voice is that after identifying your voice, you can see that honing it increases its effectiveness as you put in more effort. Letting your voice shine becomes the main objective.
Early compositions might only have a whisper, which is insufficient. Additionally, it can be shouting, which is annoying. Each component of your work ought to have the ideal voice. It isn't just one thing. It includes volume, tones, and more, and here’s how you discover it:
You only need to uncover to discover your voice, letting other people's styles and voices sink to the ground and fade into the background of your art history.
At some point, you must embrace the challenge, confront your fear, and start creating the outcome you desire. After that, you stop relying on copying the artwork, voices, and fashions of others. You start to create what your SELF desires. Essentially, you start to get out of your way so that your voice and style may be heard and seen. It was always there, but you were masking it by enveloping yourself in other people's warm, secure v
Create often. You start to recognize the genuine "weirdness" that is uniquely your own once you start producing things often by yourself without using the voices of other people. Your voice and personal style will be audible and visible. And if you pay attention to it, you'll be able to begin to polish it, applying the knowledge you've gained along the road to produce marvels that are true, real, and genuine. You'll have discovered your style. even though it has always been there.
Finally, our emotional creativity is just as crucial as the tools, supplies, and techniques that we employ when creating art. So always remember to connect with yourself and stick to the purpose for which you started art in the first place!