The Left Brain, Right Brain Artist

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How using both sides of your brain can help you as an artist.

As an artist today, it is vital that you use both sides of your brain. According to conventional wisdom, people that tend to think with their “right brain” are creative, subjective, and thoughtful. Artists are typically “right-brained.” On the flip side, a person inclined to use their left brain is generally analytical, logical, and detailed oriented - characteristics that aren’t often associated with the free-thinking, creative archetype.


Don’t trick yourself into thinking that these two paradoxical traits are mutually exclusive! Tapping into your “inner left brain” can help you step up your art game big time. Don't get me wrong. Some of the most famous artists of all time were the quintessential "right-brainer." In fact, ___ was quoted as saying. So one not saying that it take a left brain approach to . But a little left brain thinking can


1) Treat business like an art and art like a business.


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2) You can Learn what you don't know. Now that we know that you can be blessed with both left and right brain capabilities, let's get over ourselves and say "I got this." There's so much informtaion out there, you can easily learn about the things that you don't know.

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3) Be able to draw insights


4) Be able to stay organized in other ways.

in is This is not to say that “right-brained,” or creative It is possible to be both creative and analytical. In fact, the left brain, right brain concept, although widely accepted, isn’t supported by scientific proof. For the sake of respect for conventional wisdom, a “right-brained” person is a creative, free thinker with subjective views. The visual artist epitomizes the “right-brained” way of thinking. On the other end of the spectrum are the left-brained thinkers who are analytical, logical, and detailed-oriented. They are very “matter of fact” and tend to rely on data and concrete evidence before making decisions. Left-brained, right-brained can also be viewed as the difference between qualitative or quantitative thinking. While there isn’t any scientific evidence to support the left-brained, right-brained theory, personality traits influence tendencies that make people either creative or analytical. However, the cerebrally balanced artist knows that either trait isn' mutually exclusive. Behold, the left brain, right brain artist!

The cerebrally balanced artist may skew more creative, but he/she/they are also inclined to analyze before they create. While some renowned artists may caution against analyzing one’s own work, analytical skills and the ability to approach creativity with logic can work in one’s favor. A creative process that isn’t very well planned may not produce the most fruitful work. The visual artist may be able to get away with creating without a plan, but for the most part, a strategy is necessary in order to produce work that an artist can monetize. Time is money, so if an artist is going to spend time creating, they must make sure that time is very well spent. In order to produce work that is relevant and meets the demand of the content

The cerebrally balanced artist knows the power of analytics and understands how to draw insights to guide the creative process. Additionally,


Again, it all depends on your objective when creating art. If you