Resources - Helpful Links, Videos, and Articles
- 4 Completely Scientific Ways To Know If Your Content Is Compelling from Fast Company magazine writing about Riveted, a book from cognitive science professor Jim Davies, presents a unified theory of compellingness.
- Reasons for Artists to Make Art in Series Advantages to Bodies of Work Over Single Pieces This is an excellent article from Alan Bamberger every artist seeking to make captivating art should read. The first paragraph tells you why:
If you make art for yourself and no one else, then make whatever you want. If you make art for the rest of us and you're interested in having us appreciate and understand what you're up to, you better make it in ways that give us a fighting chance to figure it out. You understand your art perfectly because you're the one making it, and you know yourself, and your inspirations and motivations exceptionally well. The rest of us, on the other hand, either don't know you that well or don't know you at all, which means we need help deciphering what your art is about. So help us.
- Useful Advice on What Makes a Great Painting - There are certain elements to any painting that makes it work, learn the three elements that Dr. Mark Sublette looks for in every painting before he buys. The tricks of the trade are shared through this highly informative video, great for beginners to serious collectors.