dimanche 23 août 2015

The Do's & Don'ts Of Art

By Jennifer Marie Anderson

If there's one thing that can be said about art, it's that it's nothing short of broad. Everything from writing to web design can be covered, which is a fact that no one can overlook. With that said, I think that it would be important to talk about the do's and don'ts, as it relates to the artistic side of things. If you are able to keep these points in mind, you will learn more about art than you would have probably thought of before.

Do set your sights on your own interests. I think that most people will agree with the fact that art should be enjoyed. You should focus on what interests you the most, which can vary from someone else's perspective. If you are into web design, while your peers may be into creative writing, it doesn't say anything negative about either party. It's simply a matter of what you enjoy, so focus on that and you'll be able to benefit from art to a greater degree.

Don't emulate what others do. Art is seen as an endeavor that is done from the heart, as opposed to the brain. When you create anything from nothing, chances are that you have felt something while doing so, which is something that translate to others when they view your creations. As a result, you cannot simply copy the work that others have created in the past. By doing so, you're not being true to your interests, as discussed earlier.

Do seek knowledge, no matter what. It's hard to imagine why anyone would stop looking for knowledge, regardless of the field they'd like to work in. This is especially true for artists, as they may learn new things they never were aware of before. When you actively stop looking for new things to learn about, in your particular interest, you start to lose a sense of wonder that comes with your work. With that said, you should never overlook the importance of seeking knowledge.

Don't overlook the importance of critique. Even though you may not want to be aware of your faults, having someone tell you about them can be for the best. Critique is one of the most vital components of art, in general, and I am sure that others can agree. This element allows you to better understand what your strengths and weaknesses are, in addition to ways in which each can be better addressed. When you're not able to accept criticism, your growth will be stunted as an artist.

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