I just read an article about drawing. It said that these days artists don't care about drawing anymore and all they do is paint. It said that, all artists want to do, is sell and paint their paintings quick and don't consider if that what they make, is really art.
I remember a class where we had to create something abstract. The teacher showed us some pictures of abstract art and a few of us went, "Oh I can do that too!". And to be honest I thought so too (now have I never been a lover of modern art). To this the teacher replied that these artists made what they made because they did know the basics of drawing, shading and perspective, unlike us.
"So you must learn the basics before you can create your own style"
This has kept me bothering ever since. I do have some knowledge of perspective and shading and so on. But it's not on academic level. And I don't seem to have an own style. I also think I don't make real drawings but just very detailed sketches. I see my work, when compared, as half-assed art.
I think that patience is the real thing that makes an artist a maker of real art. If it has an idea in its head and he/she goes all the way to put it on paper. That is what makes it real art. The studying of different objects before being able to put it in the final piece. The hours, or even days, weeks, spending in this practicing. That is what makes it Art. (Capital is on purpose).
I lack that patience, I lack that knowledge. I did improve, people tell me I did, and also tell me I should do something with my creativity. But I'm not near being a creator of real art. I have no own style. To be honest, at times I'm insecure as hell. But most of all I'm just lazy. With practice I think I could pull it off. But thinking about all that time that I would have to put in it...
But does this mean I'm not an artist if I lack the patience and the drive? I believe not. I do, seriously think I'm an artist. Because, well, for one very simple reason....
I really, really enjoy it! Very much!
So... In short... We create. We love what we do. We are original in our own way. So we can call yourself artists. If it's Art or art, is not important. If the maker believes it's Art, than it simply is!
Goal #1 To be more patient and create some actual pieces, instead of sketches.
This entry is so confusing. What is the point I'm trying to make? I don't know! :')