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what makes a piece of art interesting?

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toshi13go Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
What makes a piece of art interesting or cool? i have some ideas why but i wanted to see what you think as well. o.O
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   Digital Artist
I think if it makes you feel something. I don't mean is has to be superemotionalfullofsadfeels, I mean like it conveys an emotion, or it seems to have a story behind it or it's just so pretty it makes you go, :iconadorableplz:
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toshi13go Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
haha, cool! that makes sense!thanks!:nod:
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jerseycajun Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
For me, the best pieces evoke a combination of technical and dynamic proficiency, as well as conveying a 'moment'. Art that 'talks' and communicates effectively is what I tend to enjoy most.
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toshi13go Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
awesome!:thumbsup:
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:iconjerseycajun:
jerseycajun Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There are different kinds of interest. There have been films (another branch of art) which I have found an interest in the way it was shot (cinematography) but the story it was telling (the artist's message which he or she tries to communicate using the visual language) was flat.

Similarly, there are different ways to find art interesting. On a technical level, it can generate lots of interest by using technique to draw the eye towards different parts of the image as you are led across the canvas, keeping the viewer's gaze from becoming stagnant. Use of light and dark, warm and cool, shape, line, etc.

Then there's the kind that allows you to 'feel' something towards the subject. The little things that convey emotion, story and idea. Subtlety, nuance, and an understanding of your subject, etc. Often you have to be technically proficient to generate emotion as well, but technical proficiency by itself is no guarantee that you'll get the latter kind of emotional interest and investment.

There are probably more levels that interest exists on, but that's my two cents worth.
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:icontoshi13go:
toshi13go Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
cool!:nod: that was great! thanks!
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:iconkelii:
Kelii Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's the 'sense of motion' and lighting for me. Ironically, those are the things I need to work on the most :D
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toshi13go Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I see! both sense of motion and lighting are both pretty difficult, I need to work in that area as well! I wish you luck with that:nod:
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Aki-rain Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
For me, the composition and colors used in a piece of art have a large impact on whether it's "cool." I like creative use of colors that fit into some sort of scheme, or contrast, or if something moves in an interesting way across the drawing.
I also like interesting and dynamic poses, and original ideas that I haven't thought about much before.
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:icontoshi13go:
toshi13go Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
cool! wow i wasn't really thinking about color but i guess that really plays a big part:O_o:
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Glori305 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Interesting, for me, means it makes me think. Possibly there seems to be a story behind the picture, or it is making a political comment, or just good emotional content.

There are also those things that for me personally have a draw, like knitting, or dragons.

And while skill is nto what makes something interesting, excuting something skillfully is more likely to get my attention.
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:icontoshi13go:
toshi13go Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
cool!:nod: thanks, very nicely summarized!
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Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Colours, the way it's put together, what's in it, the message... it's not always how good the artist's skill is, but that certainly helps. :nod:
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:icontoshi13go:
toshi13go Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
colors, somewhere i definitely need a lot of work on>.<! cool!:nod:
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:iconhurricaneclaw:
Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm bad with colour schemes in general. Maybe that's why my stuff looks like crap :dummy:
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:icontoshi13go:
toshi13go Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
don't say that! you could always still study them from now ... thats what im planing to do:O_o:
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:iconhurricaneclaw:
Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I'm thinking of doing that. I need to find some good tutorials. :paranoid:
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:icontoshi13go:
toshi13go Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
finding a book on color might be a good idea too:O_o:
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:iconhurricaneclaw:
Hurricaneclaw Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I need a good reference book. Maybe for christmas? :paranoid:
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:icontoshi13go:
toshi13go Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
maybe for christmas!>.<
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