Artists & Illustrators|Summer 2020
Below are a few practical tips and things to think about when self-critiquing your work.
1 INITIAL AIMS
Not having a reasonable idea of how you want your next artwork to look and feel can cause a lot of confusion and frustration along the way. That is not to say that the organic evolution of a work should be disregarded, but to point out that a successful and strong work needs thought and planning beforehand to identify overall aesthetic goals.
These aesthetic goals are often, but not always, based in influences we have seen or learned from other artists’ works or traditions of art making. Take time to identify these goals as clearly as you can. Do you want the work to reflect the goals of previous works you have made, especially if they are intended as part of a connected series? Or do you want the work to reflect the aesthetic goals of another artist or school of art? These goals can be more technical and skill-based or they can be entirely subjective and exploratory.
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