Blackrosekane89Featured By OwnerNov 26, 2012Professional General Artist
A sloppy painting, even if it's done well, is still sloppy. A person can draw scribbles and even if they drew those scribbles well and made a beautiful piece of art, it doesn't suddenly become a straight line. It's still scribbles.
News flash son, you can't raise yourself up on a pedestal, especially in the art world. It's up to others to judge whether or not you are good. And for the record, Pollock was a hack who got away with making shitty art by saying "it's the meaning that's important, you just don't get it".
In my opinion it doesn't matter if someone thinks you are is sloppy. It is your art. Artist express themselves in their art and those artists who try and please everyone before themselves put themselves in rough situations. Keep doing what you love and the way you want to do it because I am willing to bet there are just as many people who think your art is really good as there are people who think it may be sloppy.
keep in mind that a lot of people have no grasp of art beyond their preferred aesthetics, some cannot see anything familiar in an abstract painting just random lines/shapes/ect
heck I'm an illustrator; I'm supposed to draw things that non-art people can understand without thinking yet you would not believe how hard it is for some people to identify even basic objects in abstract cartoon form!
different strokes for different folks. Not everyone likes the same style of art. Maybe to them it does look sloppy and it's just their personal opinions :/. Art is usually viewed by the masses and people who aren't into it can't describe things like an art critic would.
Pollock was very discerning about where his lines went. If you analyze them you can find actual patterns in them that give them balance and make them work. He was very methodical, a far cry from "throwing shit at the canvas." I'm not saying anyone has to like his work, but he did have a method to it at least.
I hate to say this, but art is kinda all about judging. If you want to prove to others just how intentional your paintings are, try working in different art styles. That way they know you're not a one-trick pony.
illastratFeatured By OwnerNov 23, 2012Professional Traditional Artist
I have like 4 different styles dating back to 6 years ago to today. i have illustration, drawings, portraits. Art is about judging. but don't be hating me because you don't like me. Judge the art not the person.