Monday, April 30, 2012

Show Your Work!

Art students (especially me when I was one) often make the mistake not showing their work because they think it isn't "ready" yet.

If you've made something you should show it as soon and as often as possible. It doesn't matter if it's "ready." It doesn't even have to be good. It can even suck. Just start showing as soon as you can find a way to do so.

Artists show their work. It shouldn't feel like a big deal. I'm fifteen years out of art school and at this point I'll put just about anything up.

Art is a process. Try it all. Most people who are watching don't have any idea what they're looking at anyway. If you're lucky they'll ask you about it and you can explain. Or you can be enigmatic and tell them a joke.

If someone's douchey about it that doesn't mean your work's no good, it means they're a douche.

Just get your work finished and out there!