The visual arts include ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, and architecture. Also included within the visual arts are applied arts such as product design, graphic design, fashion design, interior design and decorative art.
Draw in the margins. Capture what you're thinking or feeling visually. Tell a story through your work. See other artists and their work for inspiration. Keep a sketchbook.
If you're just getting started with drawing, take a pen and paper and scribble or doodle. See the textures and patterns you can create with just a few lines or marks. Start to overlap them in different shapes, styles, and colors, and see what happens.
Try changing the size and how tight together your marks are - how does your drawing style change when you draw really big? What about really small? If you can, experiment with different materials. Don't worry about quality - just make a lot of art. Artists have made entire series just through texture and color.
Take a look at something in the world and try to break it down into its basic shapes, textures, and lines. Does it have shadows or reflections? Is it hard or soft, manmade or from nature? Try re-creating something you see - an object, a person, or even another piece of art. How might you use textures and patterns to capture those qualities?
Start a sketchbook and try one drawing a day. It doesn't always have to be something you see - you can draw dreams, memories, or feelings too.
Try adding other elements to your work, such as letters and words, magazine clippings, photographs, or other objects. Play with making art at different sizes and layering different materials in a collage-style. You can even experiment with how your art might work with music, spoken word, or poetry.