Saturday, October 9, 2010
Criticism! Who needs it?
Let's Get Critical! Critical. I Wanna Get Critical! (Sung to the tune of Olivia Newton John's "Physical")
Inspired by the latest podcast episode 152 of Art and Story The Big Critique
OK. Now I have put that song into your head, I may have taken you to a place where you don't want to go!
Now I'm going to take you to another place you may not want to go! It starts with the dreaded "C" word and some of you may not like it. Most don't. CRITIQUES! There I said it! Many say "critiques are necessary," but are they? I think they are.
I think they are useful when they come from peers and instructors.
I think they are useful when delivered with clear concise language.
I think they are useful to artistic and emotional growth because living in an "art vacuum" can be self defeating, self indulgent and cause one to stagnate!
What do you think?
My Art Week:
Sketching. I filled a bunch of pages of my sketchbook and re-did some thumb nails for my Underbelly comic... I went through some more DVD tutorials for Toonboom Animation Studio. I will do a review of the DVD when I have finished it...
Some sketches I am still working on for a fantasy comic book/idea I have and inking practice...
I'm reading Marvel Masterpiece #1 The Amazing Spider-Man. I love Steve Ditko and his art and plots. You can learn a lot from his character design and panel layouts. I am watching Babylon 5 The writer creator is J. Michael Straczynski who has worked in comics and television for years but I feel this is his strongest work. It is rare that a creator writes most/all of the episodes of a TV series but this allowed him to do some excellent storytelling...
Raul Aguirre Jr.'s foray into teaching animation Intro to Animation is now out!
I will review it here once I have had a chance to watch it! Congrats Raul!
Have a great week and keep creating!