a small feel good rant about what happened yesterday because it really made me feel happy: (don’t rb)
so i went to this art place for 3 days, it was a beginner class and tbh, i wasn’t sure why I went but I did anyway. On the last day, they asked the class to make oc’s and gather what they learnt in the class onto paper. I didn’t pay much attention in that class because they were touching on the very basics of art so I just doodled whatever I wanted. At the end they wanted us to show what we’ve done to the class
this is what i did^^
It was just a bunch of messy scribbles to me, nothing special and I didn’t think it was that good. I saw everyone in the room in shock though, idk what they were expecting from me but they were stunned. I saw this one kid around 10-12 years old’s eyes light up, she even started drawing her oc’s different expressions on the side of her paper before she presented. One person in their mid 20′s said that he actually had a crush on the biker girl and really loved her design, another guy said he loved the fluidity of my art, and said that it breathed life into the characters and that no matter what style people draw in, these expressions can really move a story along and impact an audience.
The teacher herself (a published manga artist) couldn’t stop smiling!! she was so happy, and what really stuck with me is that she said my art reminded her of light, the characters were full of energy and emotion and even though I just scribbled whatever onto the page it felt as if the characters had their own lives and I somehow put it onto a piece of paper. The class kept going on and on about my art and I stood there and didn’t really know what to do?? I was never complimented like this about my art and knowing that it made people light up when they saw it and become inspired really impacted me and I’ve never seen a reaction like that. Everyone was so happy and they loved it!!
The teacher then gave me her business card and told me that she will contact me about getting real things published/having my work in a gallery etc. and I was overwhelmed! I didn’t think my art was at that sort of level and I thought there were alot of places I still needed to work on (which I do) but knowing that she said she needed someone like me in an industry “a young kid with alot of talent” can really move things along and inspire alot of people.
The kid asked for my number, another girl asked for my account and number so I could help her draw, another guy said he wanted to see more of the biker girl, one guy said he hoped he’d see me become big one day. Finally the teacher pulled me aside and told me that what I did was going to stick in these people’s minds and help them draw in the future, she gave me a bunch of comic books and her own book. I didn’t know what else to do other than thank everyone and we took a group photo and put our art together.