Thank you for the support and also,
You can be a realism artist and still show yourself in your work, you know? I’d love to see your work.
Today in class (2D Design) I got extremely pissed off because we all have to do a piece, for example, this weeks assignment was balance, and then we have a critique session. If you critique someone’s art in a class like this, it’s not like “I don’t like this” or “I like this” or “you’re good at drawing.” It’s supposed to be strictly technical terms based on the elements and principles of design.
Well, there’s this one girl in my class who shows up every week with a very realistic drawing of some type of animal. Which is cool. I tend to show up with abstract landscapes or if I’m feeling lazy shapes arranged in a way that it could pass for the element we happen to be talking about that week.
This week I showed up with an abstract landscape of a mountain, because that’s my interest at the moment, and she showed up with a drawing of a humming bird with a plain white background. During critique she tends to comment on everyone’s artwork saying things like “I don’t like this part” or “you should draw it again in a different place” or bullshit like that. By the time the professor got to my piece, of course, I was waiting for her to say something stupid like she always does and she didn’t fail me. She said she didn’t like abstract pieces and I should more realistically show the mountain reflecting on the lake. When the teacher said it wasn’t supposed to be like that, the girl said “I don’t know I just don’t like it it bothers me.” A mini argument irrupted from the class with her and another student about something she said about his piece, and she said “It’s not my fault I’m good at drawing realistically”
This pisses me off for a lot of reasons. I really hate art snobs like that for a lot of reasons. I think people who draw realistically are really cool and talented because it takes a lot of time and patience to draw like that. But she only copies off of photographs of animals and doesn’t do anything to make it her own. And that bothers me. Art is communication without words, and you drawing a bird exactly as you see it from a photograph doesn’t take creativity. It takes time. Why spend all that time if you can’t make your artwork pop out from other peoples.
So if I choose to be abstract and draw in my style that I’ve been creating, who are you to judge if you don’t even have a style. Sure, you can draw. That’s cool. But you have no creativity. Looking at your artwork is not a personal or interesting experience so you should stop judging artists who put themselves into their work. It’s wrong and I can tell the whole class is through with her commentary.
No one likes a left brained artist.
*Teacher Voice* I’ll wait
LMFAOOO, MY NIGHT HAS BEEN MADE