I’ve heard it before. You’ve said it before. Even I’ve said if before. “I can make that”.
So you go home, you gather supplies, thoughts, time. You jump in. Working feverishly, you paint, form, mold, move, cut, file, manipulate. Why doesn’t it look like the one I saw?
It can be insulting to say this out loud. Truth is, you can’t “make that”. It was in fact the artist’s vision that you were drawn to; their style. It was their use of color, texture, juxtaposition or the materials. However it did inspire you, it got you motivated. In the end, that’s a win win. Keep on creating, it will become your own!