Reminders to myself (and any other artsy people who follow me i guess)
-You don’t get better at drawing by avoiding drawing until you are better at drawing.
- You don’t have to make a new masterpiece every day it’s okay if all you drew is a doodle of a bug. You are now +1 bug doodle better at doodling bugs.
- Also it’s okay if the thing you drew didn’t turn out very good. Everything you draw makes you one step closer to being able to draw good. You are still +1 step better at drawing whatever you drew no take backsies.
- You are the only person who knows if your art didn’t turn out as good as you wanted it to. You are the only person who can see the things in your art that weren’t what you imagined in your head. No one else will know unless you tell them.
- Comparing yourself to other artists just isn’t fair. You get to see all of your art, the best stuff and the worst stuff. You usually only get to see the best stuff other artists make. You don’t get to see that half drawn badly propotioned face they drew at 2 am and immediately scrapped. So don’t compare your badly drawn 2 am face to their best work.
- Just keep making art. The only way you can really fail is if you give up.
‘political correctness kills creativity' if you can't create something without furthering the oppression of minorities, you aren’t a very creative person.
Exactly. It is funny how people say this and don’t realize the irony. As in, if you cannot visualize people different from you without using the same old stereotypes, you can’t exactly say you were the paragon of creativity can you?
RIP Art motivation…
Ok… it’s official… I can’t draw anymore…
Like, I can’t get myself motivated to draw anything anymore… I think going to art school and ending up so stressed and depressed there, REALLY killed my motivation and enjoyment of drawing anything…
Every time I think about drawing, I start dreading of how much time and energy it will take out of me to complete ANYTHING to the point that I can’t will myself to draw. Not to mention, I can’t remember what I use to enjoy drawing, or what made me motivated to draw anything in the first place…
Even something small equates to something huge and intimidating for me. Even worse, I’m still fearing that whatever I draw, is going to be bad anyways (and, what’s the point when I draw something but it just either doesn’t look like how I want, or possibly, people won’t show any interest in it?)
The only thing I’m doing creatively right now is either, drawing small, rough thumbnails for comic ideas and just writing in general, but that’s just jotting down ideas and stuff. Unfortunately, it’s just small and not really significant.
I don’t know how long this art depression will last, but for god’s sake do I want it to end really fast… I feel like it’s killing me if I don’t draw something, but at the same time, I’m stuck in a dark hole of art depression that I can’t or don’t want to get out right now…
Realizing I have too many ideas for an original manga/comic, but not sure which one to work on…
One moment, I’ll be like ‘Oh, this sounds nice maybe I should—-’ *new idea comes in, forgets the previous one’.
And, a well-established manga-ka I know (who I will not tell) told me just write what you want and like first. The biggest problem is, I have A LOT of ideas I want to write out, and most of them kind of worry me if they won’t sell because they don’t seem to settle in ONE genre or theme really. *sigh*
I wonder if I should just work on fan comics for a bit, to get use to it? I’m just worried about my age creeping up on me.