My Advice to Aspiring Artists: IV. Learning to Go Step by Step
By: F.K. Art Intern Nimah Bhura
There is always an order in which one does things. A series of steps is essential to success. One doesn’t just wake up one day and master an art form. There is always a starting point and an ending point, and in between are several steps that lead you to be great. Steps help periodically break up an amount of work, and they help a you fully master a skill.
When learning the art of Arabic calligraphy, I first began by going through all the letters. I vigorously practiced them until they were perfect, or close to it. Next, I began forming words from the letters I had learned. I learned how to connect letters so that they were proportional and in sync. Finally, I moved on to sentences; I was taught how create a line of harmonious words and letters that created utter beauty. These steps were vital in my development as a calligrapher. Steps provide a starting point and milestones of improvement that help determine your level of skill, and that help you become better at what you are doing.
Author’s Bio: I am a High School student just trying to learn more about art. I own 5 galleries and over 100 pieces of my work are featured all over the world— I wish. I am just trying to communicate a message to anyone who will listen, even if that is just my parents