“When we do exceptional things, that’s when we get out of the safety zone. That’s where we get into the space where we have no idea what the heck we’re gonna do, and we figure out how to move forward with that.”
~ Jon Schindehette
Wondering how to bring your creative project to life?
Having the great idea is one thing, but it’s quite another to take that idea all the way from a sketch on a napkin to a fully-fledged art project that actually makes you money.
But that’s exactly what Jon Schindehette, owner of Art Order, does.
Thanks to his 30 years’ experience working as an artist with clients such as Dungeons & Dragons and Microsoft, he’s in a great position to help creatives take the next steps in their careers.
And, in this week’s interview, he’ll be sharing some of the biggest insights he’s learned during his extensive creative career.
So, if you’ve been wondering how to get that idea out of your head and into production, read on.
Because the advice shared by Jon might be exactly what you need to move forwards…
How to Bring Your Creative Project to Life – Do’s and Dont’s
Bringing your creative project to life might seem simple enough, but it’s amazing how many roadblocks artists often create for themselves to prevent them from doing this.
Hangups such as ‘Oh, it’ll cost too much money’ or ‘I don’t know if my work is good enough’ are often guaranteed to stop a project in its tracks.
But Jon knows differently. Having worked with many creatives over the years (both as a fellow artist and teacher), he’s seen more portfolios than we’ve had hot dinners.
And the one key takeaway he’s picked up during this time is that you’ll only get somewhere with your art by producing the kind of stuff you really get excited about.
Jon says: “The first thing I tell people is to stop worrying about how to make themselves fit into the industry, and start thinking instead about what they’re really passionate about.
“One of the artists I was working with was really struggling to get better, so I just asked him: ‘What do you love drawing?’ And he said: ‘I love drawing creatures’.
“So I looked at his portfolio (which had no creature work in it) and I told him to go draw some creatures. When he did this, I gave him a job on the spot with Dungeons and Dragons, and he’s pretty much taken his entire career down the path of doing great creature drawings!”
So, if you’re wondering how to take the next steps in your creative career…but don’t know what those next steps should be, you’ll definitely want to listen to this interview in full.
- How to take that big idea for a creative project and turn it into a profitable reality
- The biggest hangups that prevent artists from moving forward – and how to avoid them
- The three big mistakes you never want to make in your art career
We hope listening to this interview helps you learn more about how to bring your creative project to life.
Have you successfully launched a creative project? If so, we’d love to hear from you 🙂 Just leave us a comment below and we’ll get right back to you.
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