Composition and Rules to Art….Never!
When I pick an idea for a piece, I don’t start thinking of all the rules to make it the perfect flowing artmazing site. No, you don’t have to know all the them academy methodologies to work.
To me art is a puzzle piece. It begins with the idea and manufactures itself bit by bit..hmmmmm…. does this hair style fit this head, what represents this person. This type of questioning brings it together.
Pinterest, google images, magazines, photos you take when wandering, etc. I gather images that I feel are a similar fit to my idea and try to piece it all together to please ME. Hey, if Warhol can make soup cans a work of art, I don’t think the old school rules apply anymore.
By the way, it was Andy Warhold that said, “Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad… while they are deciding, make even more art.”
Also Picasso said, “Learn the rules like a pro so you can break them like an artist.”
Art is about what you feel, see or need to bleed out from your soul. Whatever gets your creative juices flowing is the correct method for you.
If you feel the need to take all the classes, learn all the rules, make art by what the establishment deems is the correct way to create… then by all means do what makes you feel better about making. The point is to just make! Keep everything flowing out of you by any means necessary. So what if everyone doesn’t like it, you love it. And do not worry, for every creation there will be a someone that loves it just as much.
When Jackson Pollock came onto the art scene everyone hated it, it took only one critic to support what he was doing and others followed. He did not worry about who would take the art for him to make a living, he found the person who did and let him spread the word.
You just have to make it for yourself and it will touch the life of someone…