1. Art is anything created with imagination, skills, and what materials you can find. Art can be professionally made for money and fame in the big world. Others make art cause they enjoy expressing themselves in what they do best. Art can be an expression of ideas, opinions, or just out of boredom
2. Observation is key step put into making a piece of art for anything. Observation can be the source of what the art is about and what its symbolizes. Perhaps a sign inspires a piece of choosing the road in life, or maybe just because it looks cool to jumble up the signs. Observation helps shape your ideas into artwork.
3. Copying is not always a form of plagiarism in terms of artworks. Everything has inspirations from somethings else, including the Mona Lisa. There is a gray area as if not then artworks would seize to exist legally. If it was like this everything would be copying everything else.
4. Artists make art for all kinds of reasons and views of life. Some may make art as a form of voicing there opinion on a topic. Other artists want to do it for money and fame within the world of art, others do it just because they like it. All of them do it because they love to make their own personal pieces.