When you think about your niche, you need to know what material you want to apply. Try narrowing down what your work will comprise of. Here are a few directions:
This is an area you need to commit to for an extended period of time. There is such a variety of materials that it might take you months to experiment and the medium that fits your style. Your choices include natural materials, traditional materials, and electronics.
Natural materials include wood, glass, coal, stone etc. If you are determined to use any of these think about the idea you want to convey to them. For example, you can use wood and glass to depict global warming. Stone you may use to portray aspects of society which refuse to change.
Everything you think of that artists normally use are most probably traditional materials. They include acrylic paint, oil paint, pencil, color pencil, watercolor etc. This might require a vast knowledge of art history in order for you to keep up with everything that has been done with these materials already. Watercolors have been used for landscapes, and pencils for portraits, but think about something new you can invent with old materials. This can give your work an interesting new aspect and immerse you into the thought process crucial for creative expression.
Electronics are the most recent aspects of art which are nonetheless fascinating and full of potential. These include graphic design, 3D animation, or Photoshop. There is nothing more modern than electronics and finding your expression through them can be a little challenging. Try to think outside of the box. Use the endless choices digital programs provide to make exquisite and mind-blowing pieces. With Photoshop you can invent new life forms, and with 3D animation you can literally create a new world. Our advice is just to have fun with it and don’t limit yourself.
Do you wish to inspire or shock people? Either way, you’ll have an effect, just make sure it is the effect you intended to provoke.
There are two aspects to consider when looking at artwork. The first is the visual effect it will cause in people. Try getting into the mind of your audience and try seeing what they see. Think of it as your first encounter with the artwork. What do you see? What are your first impressions? Once you do this you will be able to detect your style and what it conveys. This is a crucial step in establishing your individual style and knowing how to control it. The second aspect is the psychological one. In other words, what train of thought or emotion will your work cause in people? This comes back to the question of your artistic intent: do you want to provoke or appease?
Know your audience. Let’s say you wish to have an exhibition. Who will come? Is it a small town show or a done in the state capital? Your reputation as an artist depends on the public, more often than not. Try to reach out to the people and place you are showcasing to and provide a topic which will interest them culturally.