Normally I dont do well around fellow Vietnamese artists because most of them are really snobs, or care for anatomy too much, or disregard those that draw in different style (that’s not artistic or so so); and also because I’m highly concious about the very fact that my drawing is not all that great. I quited before because I was so disappointed about my art (lol) and the comment I got from some mighty artists too.
However, recently I got to meet with those that very famous in Vietnamese comic community, and I have to say that I was wrong. Those that draw exceptionally like them never look down on me, they just say that as long as I have style that’s totally fine. You keep trying, and you will surely can do it. I thought that those people will surely ditch me, but they said that my story is great and it’s entirely subjective about whether my drawing’s a beauty or not. As long as I love what I do, don’t have to question myself too much about it and just do it. For sure they appreciated what I do, and they knew about my pen name.
I have never felt so energized my entire life, I mean to be acknowledged by those that I really look up to because of their skills, its a new feelings. Here I thought I will be ditched in Vietnamese comic community forever because I will not follow Japanese style and so on, I was actually accepted.
I’m very lucky.