Quick: what can you see now? Look again, more closely. Do you see more hues and shades, more light and dark? The key skill that artists learn is to see what is really there, as opposed to reconstructing what we suppose is there. Proper seeing leads to proper truth leads to better creativity.
I can’t stand when I see people trying to be different for the sake of being different. It’s just as bad as trying to fit in. Be you!
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.