Chromophobia: The greatest conspiracy in ancient art
There’s also, I think, the heavy bias in art photography: That only black and white photos are “fine art”.
My favorite visual art in high school has pencil drawing. Sharp lines, smooth, detailed shading, no color.
I also did watercolor. It was color, but with shading and blending.
I tried oilpainting. I think a key skill there is mixing colors – and I was terrible at it.
What sculpture I did was made from items that already had their own colors.
So what about you and color in art?
Something to think about – at work if you’re still in the office world, in your creative work if you’re an author or artist.
If you’re a writer, how does this apply to your characters when they find themselves in situations where they think they know what to do?
And how many of us are working from home when we’re writing, composing, painting?
Good tips there.
Tell the story that needs to be told, in the way it needs to be told, to the length it needs to be told.
Don’t poison a story by insisting it must be an apple when it’s really an orange.
Don’t stunt a story by forcing it beyond its natural growth nor by forcing it to grow in a box too small.
“Genres” and “standard story lenghs” are publisher’s artefacts, not part of storytelling.
Breakthroughs don’t come through abiding by conventions and working in boxes.
At my day job, a bunch of us did a fundraiser for Hawaii Foodbank on Friday. I brought 14 photos in various sizes (8″x8″, 8″x12″, 9″x25″ and a pair of 57″x10″ panoramas).
A coworker did an awesome job of matting 10 of them. We couldn’t matt the big panos, they were bigger than the matt boards.
We sold 10 of them. Including BOTH of the big panoramas.
Do something for charity this holiday season: you’ll both do good and feel good.
So stoked! 🙂
An excellent haiku picture!
Excellent advice and techniques for getting around creative blocks of many more sorts than only drawing: