An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.

United States
October 16, 2010 4:46pm CST
An art/perversion of the ethical (according to Urbandekay) is something an artist leaves because he doesn't want to work on it anymore. Are you like this? I am. It's either I work on a piece forever, or start a new one and abandon it. There are deadlines you have to make as a student, so I am limited to two choices when submitting a piece, it's either I'm satisfied with the work and submit it, or I'm tired of it I don't want to work on it anymore. Maybe when I get my own studio later on I'll change this attitude. Do you work for perfection or satisfaction?
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@Porcospino (18416)
• Denmark
31 Oct 10
I finish some of my drawings and my paintings and I abandon some of them. Sometimes my ideas don't turn out the way that I imagined and when I see the result of the composition and the colours I just know that something is wrong, and then I either try to change it or abandon it. Sometimes I also abandon paintings that I am not able to finish. When I find it hard to finish a painting I usually take a break for a while and when I return I try again. In some situations I am able to finish the painting, but in sometimes I simply can't finish it no matter how I try. When I draw it is a little different. Some days I can draw for hours and hours and I am satisfied with the result, and some days I just can't draw, I start over several times, but I am never satisfied with the result and it just doesn't turn out right. On those days I have learned that is better to stop and do something else instead of getting stubborn and creating one bad drawing after another.
• United States
31 Oct 10
Abandon like it goes to trash?
@Porcospino (18416)
• Denmark
1 Nov 10
Yes, sometimes everything ends up in the trashbin. It depends on the situation, sometimes I keep some of it and change the rest, but if I have been working on the same project for a long time and there is no progress in any way I tend to lose my patience and then I prefer to get rid of it and work on a different project instead. I have a temper and sometimes I am very fast or impulsive when I abandon my work, that isn't always a good thing
• United States
1 Nov 10
What I mean by abandon is that you leave the artwork not finished but still goes to the show.
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• United States
17 Oct 10
In art they are one in the same. A true Artist goes for the most perfect version of his/her vision. He/she may give up for a time but forever? I don't think so. One must work on art when one is in the mood. I know I can't create Anything without inspiration. And when nothing is coming, I go do something else. I get back to it. But then there are times when I work non stop until the piece is finished. Or in my case I know the piece of music. Don't you dare stop your art completely. But if you don't have the time now , just leave it for another time.You have a gift, use it when you can. Use it when you are in the mood.
• United States
17 Oct 10
What is perfect? Maybe what I abandon is perfect for others.
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• United States
18 Oct 10
I can't tell you what perfect is for you . It is your art. your vision.All I can say is when I finish a piece or finish playing or singing a song, I know it is as perfect as I can get it and I am pleased. I am rarely satisfied with any piece i do but doesn't stop practicing or creating.
• United States
18 Oct 10
Is perfection a matter of standards too? Maybe perfection for me is tiredness, or excitement to start the next piece, and/or deadlines.
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@urbandekay (18312)
20 Oct 10
Yes, eventually I get bored with it all the best urban
• United States
21 Oct 10
That's the way it is.
@urbandekay (18312)
21 Oct 10
But it doesn't matter because it is a trivial pursuit and that is something important to keep in mind when undertaking art. all the best urban
• United States
17 Oct 10
Personally, I tend to abandon some of my work too as a writer, even after working a while on it. I dislike that /= wasting hours of time on something I'm just going to abandon
• United States
17 Oct 10
Abandon like leave it missing a few things or abandon like you only got halfway done. I abandon mine because I don't want to work on it anymore but it is still a functional piece.