David Bayles

David Bayles

The lessons you are meant to learn are in your work. To see them, you need only look at the work clearly - without judgment, without need or fear, without wishes or hopes. Without emotional expectations. Ask your work what it needs, not what you need. Then set aside your fears and listen, the way a good parent listens to a childMore David Bayles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There's generally no good reason why others should care about most of any one artist's work. The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars.More David Bayles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To all viewers but yourself, what matters is the product: the finished artwork. To you, and you alone, what matters is the process: the experiences of shaping that artwork. The viewers' concerns are not your concerns (although it'd dangerously easy to adopt their attitudes.) Their job is wahtever it is: to be moved by art, to be entertained by it, to make a killing off it, whatever. Your job is to learn to work on your work.More David Bayles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Look at your work and it tells you how it is when you hold back or when you embrace. When you are lazy, your art is lazy; when you hold back, it holds back; when you hesitate, it stands there staring, hands in its pockets. But when you commit, it comes on like blazes.More David Bayles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Uncertainty is the essential, inevitable and all-pervasive companion to your desire to make artMore David Bayles quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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