When we overthink as artists, we hand out inner critic a megaphone and end up with negative thoughts: "This isn't coming out the way I want it to. I cannot paint as well as...(insert the name of every other artist ever seen online). If I go any further I will ruin it." It's hard to imagine feeling the creative burn with these types of thoughts running through our heads.
The solution is to create random with abandon.
-Focus less on how the artwork will come out and more on enjoying the process.
-Recognize that there's no law that says any layer along the way needs to look good.
-Let each layer guide you to your next move, rather than having a preconceived notion as to how the final piece should look.
-In other words, let go and create without thinking.
This process is what my workshop 52 Card Pickup is all about. For those of you who are interested in learning to create random with abandon, this workshop is now available in the Interweave store as an immediate download or a DVD. You can also purchase the DVD directly from my online shop.
And whatever you do...don't overthink!