Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

Category: Schools & Teaching
Author: David Bayles, Ted Orland
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by kayodelycaon   2021-11-13
Yeah… no. It isn’t as simple as writing down any idea you have magically becoming a story.

I really don’t like the framing here. To be blunt, this person is being a jerk.

For a real discussion on the process of making art of any kind, I recommend reading [Art and Fear]( by David Bayles and Ted Orland. It’s a lot more insightful about human nature than calling people lairs for falling into the same patterns that have existed since Art has existed.

I’m a fan of the audio book but definitely listen to the sample first. The narrator may not be to your taste.

by nybble41   2020-04-19
The story could still be made up, but the source for the quote is this book:

Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

by David Bayes and Ted Orland

by MR4D   2020-04-19
Here's two that prove it.

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by bshacklett   2019-07-21

I can't do the description justice, so I'll just leave this here: Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

by Trichoic   2019-07-21

There are a few good books on the subject that might help. I've been going through a spell right now where I can't seem to get myself to work. It's not that I don't have the drive but more that I can't find a subject. Barnett Newman talks about it in Painters Painting "what are we going to paint" in any case I think i'm going to go pick up Art & Fear a book that helped me out last time I felt like this. I lent it to a friend when they needed help but I'd rather them hold onto and just get a new one. Not sure why there isn't much on youtube maybe books just help to penetrate interior problems more effectively as a medium.

by Rasheedity   2019-07-21

Art & Fear, it’s a thing (and a book).

by nxsynonym   2017-11-09
While the tips in this article are pretty generic, I will say that working artist are among the hardest working group of people I've ever known.

It takes extreme dedication and an iron will to keep up a full time artistic practice.

If anyone is interested in the working/day to day of artists I suggest the following books:

inside the painter's studio (Joe Fig):

Art&Fear (David Bayle)

by binarymax   2017-08-19
This is well covered, though not directly, in the book "Art & Fear"[1]. The more creative ideas and iteration one performs, the more skilled and accurate the end result. Approaching problems from scratch and settling on one approach too early can result in a long and flawed project outcome. The tension is that more ideas are better than less, and when on a deadline can result in less attention to detail for a specific iteration. The paradox of our craft in the technical business setting, is that deadlines are typically imposed arbitrarily.