When people on the internet say to ask your friends for an objective opinion on your art, it’s really a useless endeavour. Art is subjective, as everyone knows.
I read an article about how to sell your art online and the first thing he said was make sure it doesn’t suck. The problem is that everyone sucks when they first start out. I haven’t really found one good piece of advice for starting out as an artist except the blunt truth—it will takes years for anything to materialize. That includes, building up a solid fanbase, having enough work to present yourself as an artist and/or being able to profit from it…anything really. And if you are someone like me who is really going about it the wrong way…there is definitely not one piece of advice out there for me that will bring any kind of salvation.
The pieces below are what I did this morning. It’s not what my signature style is but I like this style of abstract.
One needs a tremendous amount of faith to boldly present their work. I read once that it’s not the art that people are rejecting, it’s you. And it’s so true I think. But that’s why I don’t create work for people to like necessarily because it’s like aiming to please someone all the time. You can’t please everyone, so you might as well do what you want. So now when I read all those articles about, “bringing more traffic to your website”, I feel so much better knowing that I don’t have to jump through the hoops. Whoever visits, does so because they truly like it. Or they really hate it. Either way, it gets them thinking. And that is partially what art is also about—to give some kind of emotional response.