*** This is in not way written as to be lectue, its more some thoughts I have and a hope to inspire some different thinking about artworks.***
Who are you as an artist ?
- I would certainly not say its an easy question, asking myself that I find it quite tricky to answer, I think a more valid form would be "What defines you as an artist ?" and if follow up with a few more question it instantly inspires thought, at least I think.
* Do you dare to be different ?
* Do you take advantage of the tools you have ?
* Do you give up on an idea if it does not work out the first time you try ?
And you can go on and on posing more question and sub-questions, but cutting through all that I believe Is where it all lies, it is not hard to take the easy route and base work of others people successes, I dont think any artist has not gone down that route.
Personally I think it is an important an invaluable tool, but also equally important to be able to take a new route once you have learned from the prior.
Drawing from personal experience, when I posted
I said I felt it was the best shot I had ever made, and equally so when I posted:
When I post something, be it on dA or through any other media, I firmly and surely believe in my work, sure It might not be a success for anyone but me, but I still stick with how I want it to be.
That is not the same as recognizing mistakes in a work, correcting small things on an artwork will not take away from it as a whole, and I think that is where many stop and think "ok, too many mistakes, this does not work" even though they might have had all the beliefs in the world on it at first.
We let ourself get influenced by others too much in some ways when it comes to our own artworks, and that is in the longer term turning out to be an obstacle for becoming a great artist.
Not saying I am of such, but I believe in the work I do, if it get received well then that is surely awesome, but if it does not it will not take away from me believing in it
What I am basicly trying to say is that if you firmly believe in your own work the odds of becoming not only a success but way more happy with what you do will in my mind increase drasticly. So believe in your own work.
In other news Im going to Tromsø on thursday on a personal related event, but will also do a photoshoot or 2 while I am there, perhaps attempt myself on some urban and architectural shots, will be fun to attempt some new fresh types of shots.
Oh, and I really want to thank people who are faving my work, I know I am not thanking for every fave, it just takes too much time, but I am always happy to answer comments and questions posed, and this journal answers some question I have gotten over the last few weeks.
Have a splendid day.