Mar. 7, 2014 @ 11:51 AM _
THIS IS SUPER EMBARRASSING but I kinda want to show this for a couple reasons.
I dont talk about it, but Ive had a really painful struggle for improvement all these years. Someone I really loved and looked up to told me daily how hideous my art was (i mean look at it i agree with her 100%) and it really hurt. As a kid I was so vulnerable and those words stuck in my mind, were engraved into my mentality and remain with me til this day. But no matter how painful it was, i never dropped the pencil. I strove to be as good as her one day. My passion never died, it only grew. Im guessing the art on the right is from 2004-2006 ish, on the left is from April 2013. Im glad I kept track of the improvement because wow. Im so glad I didnt stop drawing because of some discouraging words. I want people to see this and feel this with me because this is what striving forward looks like. Im nowhere near where i really want to be with art, but everyday I improve. And so do you. You may see someone young and see their talent and think ‘whats the point’ or feel like giving up but you have to change those negative feelings into motivation! Only good can come from passion and practice!
When I see this I feel proud. I want all artists out there to dig deep and see their beginning pieces and notice how much theyve improved. Its a great feeling and thats what you should be getting out of your art; HAPPINESS!