At 6/29/13 12:57 PM, bimpy wrote:
Can you elaborate on my concept be too abstract? I've been told this before and I've never really understood what people meant by it. My Idea was that the vents around rapture were kind of a beacon of light and safety for the little sisters.
I would love to explain.
This issue often happens when you associate shapes or discontinue too many shapes and you lose resemblance with reality. The viewer looks at your artwork and doesn't see anything to associate itself to real life, there for it gets confused with what is going on.
Often times it is important to have good focal points and use a good composition this way things are very well done. When you start piling your concept together, that is fine, but you need to realize you still need to keep a good realistic tone to reality in your work in order to pull your execution of your concept off correctly.
Alot of times you need to realize that, your concept may make sense to you. But if nobody can understand or relate your concept to anything they know, it isn't a good concept at all. Often times when people look at artwork they view it and they can indeed associate the identy of your objects with real life things. So they can recognize squres or circles. Now composition plays and roll and you need to understand that not everyone is gonna get your concept. On top of this you shouldn't expect people to get it either unless its intentional to get it. If you want people to get it you need to make its extremely obvious and elaborate on your concept with reality and let people argue and discuss it, this way people will eventually lead on to what you want to portray. But if you are not concerned with this, having a piece that is noticeable without any real connection to your concept is just fine.
So if you leave people confused with your concept. If your concept is indeed capable of being explained, you can elaborate on this concept in one on one conversation. So the next time the viewer looks at your artwork they enjoy it all the much more.