Think Like an Artist

  • Post published:February 14, 2017
  • Post Category:Visual Art

“For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he…” — Proverbs 23:7 NKJV
“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” — John 17:17 NKJV

I was just thinking about renewing the mind and how ‘how we think’ affects what we do and how we do it. The Bible talks a lot about renewing the mind. Christians are to think like Jesus and to have His mind. If we want to live right, we must think right. Wrong thinking equals wrong living. Christians spend most of their lives renewing/sanctifying their minds—it’s that important!

Awhile back I came across a book titled, “Think Python: How to Think like a Computer Scientist.” It is a very interesting title and it is also true that to be a great programmer you need to learn to think like a Computer Scientist because to do certain things (programming in this case) you must think a certain way. Different craft requires different mindset and a way of thinking that is unique to that field, and if you want to be successful you must put on the mindset that is relevant to whatever field you’re in.

As artists, we must learn to see and simplify things. When an artist draws a figure, he sees shapes and forms. A neck isn’t a neck to him, but a tube/cylinder. To grow as an artist, we must grow in our thinking and understanding as artists.