Originally Posted by mickhawkes
I'm sorry to drag this on, but there are some exceptions to rule.
if I may insert a quote here that I have found whilst trying to learn more about composition.
if everyone were the same...the world would be a boring boring place!
I suggest if you like a thing...be true to yourself and just do it. Forget advice or the experience of others.
If after 20 years...you have little fanfare, few sales, disinterest of galleries and are just feeling sorta like...geez..."what happened?"...then you might want to consider perhaps your compositional tastes just march to the beat of a different drummer and to heck with the rest of the world.
So long as looking back, you can say you celebrated living life by creating, then what does it matter what anyone will think about your body of life's work!
That's where I'm at today. After all is said and done...reputation and 50 cents might buy you a cup of coffee. Who really cares anyway!
You like the way a thing looks...can find others that agree? Well what else is needed. No sense bothering to consider contrary opinion.
Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has at least two of them, and most stink!
I certainly take no offense when my thoughts or opinions run off someone like water off a duck's back. Perhaps my ideas were stench to the other and needed to be dispensed with.
One advice maybe worth considering in looking for comments. Consider the source.
IF you like an artist's work...and seek their comments, and wouldn't mind such comments helping you grow, chances are its because you believe the direction that artist has grown is a direction you wouldn't mind growing yourself.
If someone likes my chaos...I'll share why my chaos seems to work for me. You like Bosch...seek to make yours work for reasons his did for him. Simple...