Aphorisms for Artists by Walter Darby Bannard

Aphorism #87

Every artist needs a good friend with a good eye.

I have long been aware how blind I get to my own work. My brain-eye coordination seems to get stale after a few hours working, and I begin to rely on intention rather than invention. Other artists tell me they have the same problem.

Find someone with a good eye who can and will tell you if your work is working. It may be painful, but if you are serious about making art you are a masochist already, so just enjoy it.

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