At 6/17/12 06:42 AM, Ernosco wrote:
What do you think that is more important? Having a good imagination but the art looks weird, or a very good detailed picture of an unoriginal & boring thing.
George Lucas is good example of having the one. No words to explain that he succeeded and when shooting Star Wars he was just going among the artists concepts with stamp to put over if it' s approved. If not - the guys had to continue work over it.
Creativity may have different forms - and to some of us it may be considered as boring or horrid. To the rest it may be good and amazing. That thing is called "variety" and you have the choice to like it or not. One of the important thing that artist or professional /whomever it is, and whatever creative work he/she is doing is to feel love to it, to have pleasure of it, or just to have the "mojo" - but talent is just not enough if you don't have the discipline. That thing differs the professional from the amateurs, along with the skill set and imagination. Skills and imagination is the thing you put in your folio to be noticed. Discipline makes you reliable.
Unoriginal and boring thing are the things that are with everyone. Imagine artist, designer, sculptor, programmer, creator or someone who's doing creative work - architect, engineer, inventor - like empty vessel or tank ( not the heavy machine that makes boom, but a tank to be filled with water). This water is the inspiration. It's matter of approach for everyone and it's different in everyone to get his own inspiration. How are you inspired? What inspires you? These are the questions that may answer the thing about the originality and boring stuff.
Here's another known secret - there are NOT plenty of guys who can show something original. If everyone was original, then no one would be original. One does the "thing" everyone are just imitators. Details are another important thing.
Let's talk about creators/not only artists - because we can talk about composers, bodybuilders, dancers, actors ...) - details make the thing special and informative. Details are making the whole image full, with personality and unique.
Examples that are well known (because of details):
Arthur Conan Doyle's character - Sherlock Holmes. The pipe, the violine, the way he's thinking.
Michelangelo's David - muscles, facial expressions - anatomically correct physique. Important details there are the palms, who are bigger that usual - but that is because David is adolescent - at that age people have bigger palms, feet, head - teeth. These are the things that grows up at first, before the height. He was youngster when he fought the big guy Goliath.
Caravaggio - my favorite artist from the Renaissance - guy surely knows how to use lights, forms expressions.
Rubens /not Barrichello, but the much older and the dead guy who draws/ - the one that draws fat ladies.
The guy who was making those Eggs - Faberge
Boris Velejo - art
The architects and designers who worked over Burj Dubai ;
John Browning - firearms designer
Miguel Cantera - spanish sword smith and master
Muramasa Sengo - japanese sword smith, famous with fact his swords make their owners get crazy and to eager for blood.
Yim Wing-chun - chinese martial female artist
These guys praises the details in what they were good with.