Via the Skinny Artist, I discovered this thought-provoking post, Why No One Likes Your Art: 26 Reasons , written by Alex Mathers, host of the Red Lemon Club. Here are just a few of the points that caught my interest in Alex's own words:
- It’s Been Done Already. - "Emulating and taking from other artists early on as you develop a style and a voice is perfectly fine, in my view. But don’t expect people to fall head over heels for your stuff if it isn’t original."
- You’re Just Creating. - "There is a difference between simply creating something new, and creating something new that builds on your previous work or experiences."
- You Don’t Understand Cool. - "I talk about cool as the fascinating quality that encapsulates an up to date awareness of what really interests people, and being original, honest and authentic as you go about delivering it. This awareness is not something anyone is simply born with. Put in the research; learn what your people like; and you can generate cool work."
Take some time to read the entire post for more great ideas on how to enhance your art career.