1. Appreciate history & theory
2. Know your interests
4. See through media
5. Manage your confidence
Seeing through the media means understanding how all media share elements — a common language connecting all fields. Submersion in one field is impossible without understanding adjacent, overlapping fields. Drawing not only shares a vocabulary with painting, but with sculpture, psychology, performance, badminton, writing, math, interface design, et-cetera. Artists remove category walls.
One of the most powerful tools is this question: “Who do think would know the answer to that?” Ask this question to people who don’t know the answer. Fire-bomb dead-ends.