- its okay to draw the same thing over and over
- its okay to draw something you feel only you enjoy (ps this is not true; plenty of people enjoy the same thing or enjoy seeing you enjoy yourself)
- its okay to draw something and not finish it
- its okay to draw without knowing what you want it to look like
- its okay to draw
- its okay
I’m usually pretty mellow and sarcastic (unless I’m trying to make someone laugh), but art manages to bring out the entire emotional spectrum in under an hour.
PUNCHES THE WALL
How can I get feedback if Dog’s at work WHO THE FUCK SAID SHE COULD GO TO WORK
If I made all that pixel fruit for nothing I am going to pee in my own mouth
don’t learn a “style”
learn to draw
you can worry about the style thing later if it doesn’t happen on its own
a style is a symbol set and the method by which it is executed. it is not “how to draw”, it is not the key that unlocks mystical hidden talents. The key that unlocks mysterious hidden talents is learning how to draw. You have to practice all the shit that underlies symbol sets - you know, proportion, scale, mark making, seeing accurately. You have to learn to coordinate your eyes and your hands. If you just learn a “style”, instead of learning how to draw, it cripples your ability to draw things outside of those limited known symbol configurations.
And people can tell. Other artists, I mean. The good ones can tell if a symbol configuration is all you’ve got.
Actually, that’s what makes being an artist so difficult. Sometimes you make a plan — an extremely detailed plan, even — and then, somewhere during the execution of said plan, everything falls apart. Or you realize, wow, I planned that for this thing, but now I have to use this other thing. Or every step is 100% realistic except for this tiny little detail which, apparently, cannot be done on this plane of existence.
And so a day long project can become a weeks worth of work or MORE, and that’s time you didn’t plan for.
On the flipside, sometimes you expect a days worth of work and it takes you an hour, and that’s pretty fucking sweet.
Sometimes, when you’re making art, you’re creating a huge self-contained, intricate, alternate universe, where colors function as language and black is the result of being well-versed and full of life. And other times you’re copying and pasting drawings of a penis.
If you ever think you’re not a good enough artist or that your ideas are ‘too lame’ or ‘too outlandish’, just remember I screen printed an all male threesome featuring double penetration.