Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Flawed art

A lot of artists overvalue "flaws" in a work of art- that difficult-to-define mark of an untrained artist that isn't always technically perfect.

But 80% of the time, the artist doesn't intend these flaws. In particular, many cartoonists prefer traditional and stop-motion animation because they think CG is "too perfect".

While the messiness of things like Rankin-Bass' Rudolph and A Charlie Brown Christmas are charming, the artists didn't want you to notice! And folks at Pixar and Dreamworks don't want to be stiff and hyperrealistic, either.

The wise artist is discerning in what "flaws" should be kept or taken out- which ones add or which ones take away from the art.