Journal Entry: Sat Jan 14, 2012, 2:19 PM
I've seen a LOT of my younger / less experienced artist buddies posting journals, asking people if they like them or their art.
All I want to say is;
YOU AND YOUR ART ARE AMAZING.
It doesnt matter what people say!
My art was ugly as crap when I was 13. Thats how I saw it, I saw it as disgusting. Then I would get one or two watcher messages and feel great. THEN I would look around at the other artists on DA, and I would go back to thinking my art was stupid. i would copy things from other people's styles, trying so hard to get my style to look nice, to make it something people loved.
I was trying to be a people-pleaser.
But you know what?
I dont have to be a people pleaser.
I can make my art however I want to make it, and I know it is amazing. You know why?
Because nobody in the universe has a style like mine. Or yours, or any body elses.
Draw because you love it.
Draw because you love your art.
Even if you dont love it right now, you will someday. You WILL get better as time goes on. And even the best of artists are still improving, trying to improve, and working hard to achive their personal goals.
I dont know why I wrote this...
all I know is that drawing... just sort of...
Sets me free from averything this world shoves in my face...
pain... emotional, physical and mental...
Drawings are the words I could never say out loud, yet they speak.
There's joy in that.
Listening to: MUSIC DUH
Watching: The computer screen.
Eating: FOOD DUH
Drinking: DRINK DUH