" It was okay to wing it, it was okay to leave in mistakes and show your process. I think i still take that approach."
DUDE I FEEL YOU! So far all throughout University professors have been forcing me to "make sure [my] figure touches at least three sides of the page!" or "Don't forget to be painterly!" OR "Put emphasis! use your eraser! erase the details!" NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! That is NOT how I roll thank you very much! I have ALWAYS always found that my absolute best works were from starting out with a line and then building off of it! Don't get me wrong. I really would love to master composition and styles like the Renaissance but I mean, I suck at that? haha well.. i'm getting better at displaying people but my composition is crap. THAT and like, I find professors are so desperate for you to make a nice composition that it just seems so effin fake you know? For Example:
"Your painting is too heavy on the right side, add a lamp on the left"
"but umm professor, this is a landscape painting.."
"AH TABERNAC! mettez une lampe on ze left!"
My professors are french. But hence a painting that does not compute. That was a bit of an exaggeration but you get what I mean. I don't know. Maybe i'll get better at compositions with time and I know I still need lots more practice before I decide to get all snappy and rebellious towards my professors and saying "Well Jeff Soto said this.." or something haha. Whateverrrrr. I'll find my way...
What was I even talking about before? Well its almost 1am. Although summer has started and school is over, I still have a lot to do with my life for the next few days....Bah im starting to get nervous about painting...what if I can't produce anything I really like? Okay we'll save those thoughts for later. Teetee why ell!