Most people who want to get into the creative world wonder what it takes to produce an artistic masterpiece. While there are some artists who can come up with a brilliant piece of artwork at the spur of the moment, for most artists, this requires a lengthy process that involves several stages, including:
Before an artist starts working on a project, the first step is always to prepare. This includes getting into the right frame of mind by exposing themselves to work done by other artists. For instance, a musician might decide to listen to music by other musicians to motivate himself or herself to start work on their own piece.
After the preparation phase, the artist should then begin thinking through how they will execute their project. This is an important part of the creative process, because it allows the artist to think through every detail of what they plan to do. This includes coming up with a method for translating their vision into reality. There are some artists whose incubation process can take a very long time, while others move much more quickly in this regard.
This is when the artist is struck by that ‘perfect’ idea. It is the ‘eureka moment’ at which the fog that had been hindering their thought process is lifted. Many artists begin working almost immediately once this phase of illumination sets in.
At this stage, the artist starts challenging their idea. They ask themselves if it is worth pursuing, and go over the project’s various shortcomings. They also weigh the many pros and cons associated with their pursuit of the project.
This is the final stage of the creative process. It is when the artist officially decides to begin working on his or her project, regardless of the challenges.