|How do you evaluate whether an idea is good or not?
If I become passionate about an idea, I know it's a good one. If it excites me and occupies my mind even when I'm not painting, it's a good idea. I know I have a winner when it consumes me and drives me until I've captured it on canvas.
Sometimes if I'm worried about how something might turn out I'll give it time to ferment. If I still like it after sitting on it for awhile, then I'll go ahead and work on it. In some cases I'll make a prototype to work through different processes or how something might be put together, but usually I'll just start making.
There is no good or bad. More like good, less good...OF COURSE there are the not so great ideas but they may not be bad. Depend on how and which perspective you are seeing it from.
I don't actually evaluate whether an idea is good or bad.
An idea is just an idea to start painting.
Once I've started the painting I go on till I feel it's finished.
And then I can get a bad feeling about it and start changing it.
Ideas can be important as to motivate yourself to start painting.
When you paint figurative and have something, an idea, in your mind which you have to draw in details it must be different.
In the way I paint and create my paintings that's less the case.
But I guess that you can only evaluate your idea when the painting is finished.
If it's bad maybe it's because the idea was lousy.
If it turned out beautiful then maybe your idea was good, ha,ha,ha!
who I am to say whtat is good or not? The most opresssed things in the world was made thinking about what was good for the humans, as the nazism and others.
As I have a very graphical approach to a painting, a good idea is one that will work well graphically. I will discard ideas that do not make any sense as paintings. I will also try to present ideas structured as series: One idea, several paintings around it...
I haven't figured this out yet either.
Sometimes my judgement on how a piece works is often changed or supported by the response of the viewers.
I have a particular character, inspired by cartoons done by a friend, and made with her permission.... (the first one was a gift for her) that gets two kinds of reactions, Laughter and grins, or dead silence and WTF...
there's very few people who fall in between.
Come to think of it, I've got to make another one soon as a gift for someone...
If it moves me.
I share my ideas with friends and family. They usually give me positive thoughts on what to create .. I love their ideas.
I can only sense that an idea isn't too corny.
I never know. Working with the risk of being wrong, always. If I do not have this feeling, I doubt that I will archive anything that satisfies me.
A sense of risk helps me to focus and this always enhances the result.
Anyway, I usually need perspective and time to have a quite consistent opinion about my own work.
When I begin I just write. When I get to the editing stage I take a good look at it. If I can put it down then I ask myself why then I ask what can make it better. After that I tweak it. I pass it on to a team member and if they can put it down then I do a double take.
The best idea's to me are the ones that keep calling and don't go to sleep even after many months or years. Other good idea's might float around and come and go, but the best ones wont leave you until they're realised.
It does not matter, I make mistakes.
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