I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly. :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy! You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through. You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way! Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!
Love your art, love yourself!
((I’m guilty of the critique one sometimes, getting better at that. But I know a few people who I’d love to put some thought into this. ))
Number 1 is my weakness. I just don’t know how to take compliments without belittling myself like a noob… damn you Einstein, damn you Disney’s Merlin.
Number 2 I have no problems, I do notice when I have done something right and it feels good.Number 3 is a mix, I always start saying my art looks terrible but then I drop the act and let people judge.
Number 4 is my source of strength, contrary to the picture critiques makes me stronger, it fuels an inner fire that keeps me going to get better, inside me I take critique as a challenge, as if they were mocking me: “Oh yeah? Well you’re not gonna say that next time”, explode, go, run, rush, burn. It all keeps me going fast and strong. Too bad very few people know how to critique.
Number 5 is no problem either, for now my art is for myself and for others that appreciate what few I have drawn, maybe in the future will change that and will try to make more people happy with my art. My art makes me happy, but I also want others to be happy with it.