Mindset Required To Explore Creative World By Nimra Ahmad/2023

Meet The Artist

About the Author- Nimra Ahmad

I’m a visual artist from Sheikhupura, Pakistan. I’m doing a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Punjab, College of Arts and Design. I am an expert in Portrait, pencil sketching, oil painting, acrylic and fibre paintings, Islamic calligraphy, landscape sketching, anime sketching, posters, and watercolour painting. My goal is to discover self-improvement opportunities. 
My Inspiration!

My passion for drawing and art was sparked by Anime. As time went on, my interest grew and I began to aspire to be a professional artist. I find inspiration in various forms of art, including nature, Chinese, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Indian, African, Middle Eastern, and Pakistani art.

Everyone can learn skills but being an artist encompasses every aspect of your personality. I’m going to share some common traits and attitudes that many successful artists tend to cultivate. These traits will help you explore your full potential as an Artist.

Passion and Dedication:

Artists should have a deep passion for their craft. This passion drives them to create, experiment, and improve continuously. Dedication is essential to persevere through challenges and setbacks. Only work on your art when you’re in the right mood. Otherwise, you may be distracted and your artwork may suffer.


Artists should be open to new ideas, perspectives, and experiences. Being open-minded allows for creativity to flourish and for the exploration of different artistic styles and techniques.

Attitude toward Failure:

There are never any winners or losers. Enjoy the participation and learn from the challenges as they improve your skills.


Creating art often requires a significant amount of time and effort. Patience is crucial when dealing with intricate details, long projects, or periods of creative block. If you’re feeling uncreative and struggling to come up with new ideas, try reading up on art history and studying the works of old masters.

Self-Belief and Confidence:

Confidence in one’s abilities is vital for an artist. Believing in your work and vision can help you overcome self-doubt and criticism from others. If you feel like your skills or art aren’t improving, try focusing on observation and drawing from live subjects. Relying on tracing or copying pictures can make it too easy and hinder improvement.


The art world can be competitive and critical. Artists need to incorporate resilience to handle rejection and criticism constructively, using it as motivation for improvement rather than discouragement. Remember to remove your ego and be patient when facing criticism. Not every piece will be praised.

Curiosity and a Desire to Learn:

The best artists are often lifelong learners. They seek inspiration from various sources, experiment with different mediums, and continuously expand their knowledge and skills.


The road to success in the art world is rarely straightforward. Artists often face challenges, rejection, and setbacks. Perseverance and determination are crucial to keep going, even when things get tough.


An artist’s unique voice and perspective set them apart. Staying true to your vision and expressing your individuality in your work can be a powerful driving force for your creativity.


Creating art often requires self-discipline to maintain a consistent work ethic and stay focused on your artistic goals.

Emotional Resonance:

Many great works of art evoke emotions in the audience. Artists who can connect with their own emotions and translate them into their work often create more compelling and relatable pieces.

Networking and Collaboration:

Building connections within the artistic community and being open to collaboration can provide valuable opportunities and insights.

Flexibility and Adaptability:

The art world is constantly evolving. Being flexible and adaptable in wake of changing trends and opportunities can help artists stay relevant and innovative.

Mindfulness and Self-Care:

Art can be emotionally and mentally taxing. Practicing mindfulness and self-care techniques can help maintain mental and emotional well-being. Don’t delve deep into fantasy imagination that you lose the sense of reality and detach yourself from real life.

Remember that the proper mindset for an artist is highly personal and can evolve over time. It’s essential to nurture your creativity, stay true to your vision, and continuously strive for growth and improvement as an artist.

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Portrait on Old Master Painting- Oil on Canvas/

I created a new painting by replacing the portrait of Jesus with one of my teachers, the renowned contemporary artist Qadir Jhatiyal. The painting predominantly features shades of yellow ocher, lamp black, burnt umber, and titanium white, blended using synthetic brushes. Interestingly, the original painting depicted pigeons perched on Jesus’ knees, which symbolize hope and new beginnings in Celtic culture and are believed to be messengers from the spirit world.