Thoughts of a Wannabe Artist

"Is It Really Flat? Delving into Texture's Absence. - The concept of texture has long been a staple in the world of art, known by masters, apprentices, and enthusiasts alike. Texture permeates everything we see, touch, or feel, serving as a fundamental criterion sought after by artists, galleries, and collectors in artworks. When I rekindled my passion and embarked on my artistic journey, I pondered whether to incorporate texture into my creations. Ultimately, I chose to defy convention, aiming to carve a distinct visual and meaningful presence. This is why my work remains resolutely flat." - Pao

How I'd like to be remembered after I'm gone? "I hope to be remembered as a digital artist who pushed the boundaries of creativity and technology, using my work to inspire and provoke thought. Through my art, I aimed to capture emotions, tell stories, and offer unique perspectives on the world around us. More than just my artistic output, I aspire to be remembered for the connections I forged with fellow artists and enthusiasts. Collaborations, discussions, and the sharing of knowledge were integral to my growth, and I hope those interactions continue to foster growth and creativity in others. Ultimately, I wish to be remembered for contributing to the evolution of digital art as a legitimate and respected form of expression. If my work could touch people's lives, evoke emotions, and encourage them to see the world from different angles, then I would consider my legacy as a digital artist to be truly meaningful." - Pao/ijwbaa

"As a wannabe artist, I'm constantly torn between the exhilarating thrill of creative expression and the nagging fear of never being good enough to make my mark in the world of art. Yet, deep down, I know that my passion and persistence will guide me towards fulfilling my artistic dreams, no matter the doubts that may try to hold me back." - Pao

"I often feel overwhelmed by the lack of time and the multitude of tasks to accomplish. The fear of getting older and my art being forgotten adds to my concerns and anxieties." - Pao

"Artists are no longer confined by the walls of galleries; in the digital era, they have the power to showcase their work directly to the world, transcending boundaries and embracing global connections." - Pao

"Both writers and artists have this incredible talent for expressing their inner worlds and captivating audiences through their words or visual creations. Their storytelling abilities leave a lasting impact, inviting people to connect with their work on a deep and personal level." - Pao

"I find it fascinating how both the act of clicking a mouse or pressing the keys on a laptop to create art can be enjoyable, but there's something truly captivating about the traditional method of using brushes and paint on a canvas. The tactile experience of painting holds its charm and allure, even in the age of digital convenience." - Pao

"For artists, longevity is a reflection of our ability to adapt, evolve, and stay relevant in the ever-changing creative world. It demands unwavering passion, ongoing learning, and the resilience to overcome obstacles, ultimately leaving a lasting impact on both ourselves and our audience." - Pao

"Artists are catalysts for change, challenging the status quo through creative expressions that ignite social movements and reshape society's narrative. They evoke emotions, inspire critical thinking, and bridge gaps, fostering connections and leaving an enduring impact on humanity's collective consciousness." - Pao


Hi, I'm Pao aka IJWBAA. I'm a digital artist, painter, and a book author from the Philippines. If you enjoyed reading this you might like to read also:

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