How Can You Judge the Artists’ Creations?

by Jollyon Hooley
(Milton keynes , UK)

Evaluating the work of the artist’s drawings can be quite difficult for the general viewer-- and the artwork is often above the heads of most. To differentiate between the excellent pieces of art with that of the average one is often very tough in the experts view. Original artwork is usually outside the reality of the untrained eye.

One cannot always trust the opinions of the art experts as it is often hard to understand their views. These “experts” do not know that they don’t know – and so it is a load of “Blah, Blah” or more precisely, BS.

The characteristics of those who are helpful to judge value of art may be skill, beauty, and uniqueness. But there is much more to it than that! Aptitude plays a big part in the talented artist.

The Beauty

The decision of the beauty of the art created by the drawing artist is actually instinctive, and it is quite natural. Deciding on what is beautiful and what is not is purely subjective! As has been said many times “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

If the majority of the audience agrees that the artwork is beautiful, then it probably is. But not always. Where you come across “sheep think” in a group and agree by consensus. That is exactly why committees have got such a bad name where good decisions can never be made!

Art, which is really fascinating (and original) will draw the attention of the audience, and they will be captivated by that spark of originality. An audience can be captivated by the sheer skill of the artist in brushwork and color.

What is usually appealing to art lovers may be the following:

How forms interlock creating patterns, shapes, and designs

Colors that enhance or complement with various other parts

Texture in brushwork of the artwork which can be physical or visual

The most important part is composition! This helps in attracting viewers

The flows to guide the audience’s eye within the art itself to focal points

Skills and expertise

Expertise skills are those which help the viewers to measure and compare the value of the artwork. Judging the skill and level of expertise of the Drawing artist is often difficult unless you have years of experience and know-how about all aspects of artists and how they create.

With time and more involvement in the arts, and better understanding of the different mediums is possible. It takes years to be able to master the basic skills.


The uniqueness of the art depends on the capability of the to explore with subjects, whether old or new, in a manner that has not been tried before.

There should be something different, such that the viewers can find unique quality in the subjects and which enhances the work of art.

A great piece of art should appeal to almost everyone and should be able to convey the meaning (the communication in the artwork by the artist intended) rather portray just the image.

The prominent characteristic of the drawing should be such that is easily understood by all the lovers of art. And so too much originality will miss the mark until the “newness” is accepted by the masses.

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