Anonymous asked: i am actually too scared to post my art on tumblr because I look up to you so much that I feel like a bad artist ... your art indirectly ruined my self esteem but i love it thank you bless you
oh NOOOOOO OH NO i saw a friend of mine get a similar ask like this and it just breaks my heart
i’m so happy you love it, but i want it to fuel your passion, not ruin it. i want that for all artist’s work when you look at it.
know that I KNOW you can start feeling better about your work (and yourself!), and that i really, really want you to. i started posting art online in 2007 and i thought it was virtually impossible to create some of the things that i saw. i was not confident, i did not receive feedback, but i continued to post until i did.
so please, please do not let your self-esteem feel a harsh impact because of my work, and if you really look up to it, i want you to place it as a goal instead of a hindrance.
but i will warn you, it does take work.
UH here actually LET ME GIVE YOU A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE
alright, so we all know osric chau right? or at least most of us do
our buddy os here is a martial arts wizard:
so the thing is, i’ve taken martial arts before, but i am definitely not a martial arts wizard. HOWEVER i know that if i dropped everything, moved to some secluded mountains, and made it everything that i am and focused on it AND ONLY IT that i would have a chance at beating him at a sparring match or really intense movie martial arts fight sequence
alas, i know i can’t. i was alright, but i quit working at it, and it was largely in part of the fact that i had friends that were such an insane amount of better at it than me that i decided it was time to focus on other things.
i look back at my little self and think, “that shouldn’t have been something that happened. if i would have kept working at it, i could totally beat osric chau up”
so know that that’s how art works too. it isn’t an instant transformation, but know that i look forward to seeing your art in the future. it takes work, it takes dedication, and it takes opening your mind’s eye to see past the broad window that it’s giving itself, but you can do it. i know you can.