I hope Im not butting in to much but I have a question that only another artist could answer. Sorry so long but I could use some advice.
My husband draws pencil art and he often asks or wants support of sorts by way of my opinion.
I think he has expressed to me as an artist he likes to see others reactions to his art.
Before I knew this I was very opinionated as to how I thought his drawing should or could look to my eye.
This was probibly a mistake wasnt it? As it generally sent him into a quiet self torture that sometimes ended in destroyed art.
I didnt think Id said much...something like..."the face doesnt quite look right to me or...".
In retrospect I think he just wanted to see how the pic made me feel and react right?
Ive learned art is an individual expression of ones soul or feeling at the time. So that said how can I possibly give advice if its not my art from my soul? Dont get me wrong I love many and most of his work! Ive framed and hung much of it on my walls.
I do photography as a hobby but I guess I just dont think of it as a possible career so I dont care what anyone thinks so I cant really relate to this.
I dont share my photos with anyone anyway.
I have trouble understanding to a degree his mood swings and his art and its relation to eachother. It seems if Im very supportive its always when he wants to give up. And the opposite.
I saw a show recently that set forth the point that art is someones way of saying "here I am".
How do you feel about this?
THANKS ALL! Any input will be appreciated!