Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
There are no rules, so be true to yourself.
We don't live in a vacuum.

There are rules and they nearly always apply; if one wants to pass a class the professor's rules apply, or if one intends to succeed in marketing their art, the rules of the market apply. If I want to please my wife's taste in art I need to use color, that's the rule.

The only time "the rules" don't apply is for purely personal work.