Challenge 14 Gallery: A Shot in the Dark

At some point, every artist is critiqued. Whether it’s by a “real” art critic (or someone who fancies himself as one), a friend or a fellow artist, or even a casual viewer- someone will always tell you what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong.

This isn’t neccessarily a bad thing, but that doesn’t make it a good thing either- it’s how you accept the critique and what you do with it that makes the difference.

Feedback is important, whether you seek it out or not. But the best critiques in all the land won’t help if you have the wrong attitude about them. Even rude or uninformed critiques can be helpful if you’re willing to listen, and (here’s the hard part) able to separate your own emotions from your art.

That’s the hardest part for me. I have a difficult time remembering that it’s my work that’s being critiqued, not ME. When you pour your heart and soul into a work of art, whether it be a visual work or a written work or music, it can feel like you’re being ripped apart when it’s only the work that’s being picked apart. It’s not YOUR flaws that are being pointed out.

An honest assesssment by a viewer, a peer or a critic can help you grow and learn as an artist, but only after you’ve made the decision to remove your emotions from the process.

I’m still working on that.

 

Before we get to our challenge gallery, the challenge prompt for next week is “Critique.” You saw that coming, didn’t you? Make of it what you will.

 

Challenge 14 Gallery: A Shot in the Dark

Single Frame Stories, week 14: A Shot in the dark

” am armed and wandering in the dark, my defenses are all on guard. what is this feeling I can’t seem to shake. The image is getting clearer and clearer. There is no war. This world is inside me. I am looking for an enemy that doesn’t exist. I am just so blinded with fear and anger. I am taking a shot in the dark, I will be free….” by Cherry 108
 
The cake is a lie

“If you really gave a shit, you’d do something about the lousy morale and insane prices.” by Crap Mariner
 

 
Single Frame Stories - Shot In The Dark

“btw. … closing the window prolly wouldn’t have helped …” by Mayala Loon
 

 
A Shot in the Dark - Single Frame Story Week 14

“I shot my heart into the dark, I didn’t need it any more, I was told it landed in a park, somewhere over in Gor.” by Shockwave Plasma
 

 

by Lalo Telling
 

 

A Shot in the Dark

“The quote is a line from Vato by Snoop Dogg and B-Real.” by Laetizia “Tish” Coronet
 

 
Losing her way.

“She was losing her way, ” Drugs, Abuse, and Neglect”, creeping in.

Light and Love grew dimmer,… Darkness was clinging to her like Saran wrap.”

by RedSiren25
 

 
Shot in the Dark

“my first entirely non-SL picture” by Deoridhe Grimsdottir Quandry
 

 
Twilight of Machine Life

“Twilight of Machine Life” by Michelle Hyacinth
 

 
A Shot in the Dark (Single Frame Stories Challenge)

“A Shot in the Dark” by Whiskey Monday
 

 
Shot in the dark

Shot in the dark 02

“I am archer and arrow,
predator and prey,
player and instrument,
potter and clay.”
by Botgirl Questi

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