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Visilveira
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How to best evaluate? 2012-11-28 05:55:43 Reply

I was wondering, what was the major criteria in evaluating arts.
What do you guys evaluate first, what do you guys look at when you start looking for some new things on the
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What call you guys attention in art terms?

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Response to How to best evaluate? 2012-11-28 07:19:06 Reply

Well, the thing that grabs someone's attention will always be different from person to person.

And even with some people, myself included, will vary from day to day and change with my mood. Things that usually stand out more often though would be really strong line work and strong shading in black and white pictures. And in color pictures well... I don't know... guess that just varies too much


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Response to How to best evaluate? 2012-11-28 08:41:05 Reply

At 11/28/12 07:19 AM, Kinsei01 wrote: Well, the thing that grabs someone's attention will always be different from person to person.

And even with some people, myself included, will vary from day to day and change with my mood. Things that usually stand out more often though would be really strong line work and strong shading in black and white pictures. And in color pictures well... I don't know... guess that just varies too much

I see, that´s curious, I don´t get influenced by my mood while I´m "judging" things.. but it´s curious what you´ve sayd.. well for me.. i love the xpressions and fine color jobs.
but thanks for the answer ;)

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Response to How to best evaluate? 2012-11-28 10:03:53 Reply

At 11/28/12 05:55 AM, Visilveira wrote: I was wondering, what was the major criteria in evaluating arts.
What do you guys evaluate first, what do you guys look at when you start looking for some new things on the
galery.

I tend to look at art on a whole variety of levels, and it varies from piece to piece. The first aspect I look at is just the overall piece. What is there, what can I physically see. Is the composition good (or is there one even)? What do the colors do (if there are colors)? Is the subject matter represented accurate (is there a subject matter and is it supposed to be accurate)?
After a brief time spent analyzing what is visually apparent I then start to think about the intention or thought process behind the piece. What was the artist going for, and for what reasons did they choose that. Were they successful?

What call you guys attention in art terms?

As far as personal preferences im drawn more towards realistic representations of things. Im also a sucker for excellent composition. Color isnt important (i actually prefer stuff in a neutral color scheme). Clean presentation is also crucial to get my attention, sloppy or messy shading and line work tends to turn me away from a piece (uncontrolled sloppyness, not intentionally wavy linework or shading outside the bounds).

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Response to How to best evaluate? 2012-11-28 19:16:38 Reply

Like the people above me have said, it really just depends on who is evaluating. Everybody has their different likes and dislikes. One person may absolutely hate something you make, while another may fall in love with it. Though, I think that the best way to evaluate something is to put your own preferences aside and do some empathizing. This means you put yourself in the producer's shoes. Try to look at what the artist was going for. Do you see the same motivation they had? Sometimes, it is also best to put more though into it than the original artist did. Can you imagine why the artist would take the time to make he or she made? What is he or she trying to prove, if anything? Then after you ask yourself all of these questions, then perhaps you may jump back to your likes and dislikes. Of all the thought you've put into the evaluation, does the piece before you please you? Why or why not? What could the artist have done differently?

I guess this is just an example of one of my ways to evaluate stuff. I know, it kinda sounds like a bunch of Bull-Huh, but I think it is effective.

Unfortunately, people on this site tend to evaluate art based on the if the art has giant breasts or bubbly butts in it. Not to be a hypocrite or anything, cuz I draw a lot of that stuff, but, damn, some people are just so anal about porn. I mean, it isn't even art to begin with. But I digress.

So what I'm saying is, evaluation should have a bunch of critical thinking done in it. It should point out the negative as well as the positive. In the evaluation, one should not try to change the artist's style, no, rather, they should give tips on how to improve. That is the key. There is no such thing as the perfect artist. But, by golly, you can sure as hell try to get pretty damn close to perfection.

I hope this helps~

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Response to How to best evaluate? 2012-11-28 19:32:34 Reply

I just go with whatever suits my tastes at the moment. For example, if I am digging a certain series, I will look up art for it. Other times, if I just want to look up cute things, I will do so. When I judge a product, I usually try to judge based on things like color scheme, line work, shading, etc. If it's good, it's good, and I probably will like it. If it's crap, I just take a quick peek and move on and usually try not to say anything, unless it's something I find offensive.


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