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Forget “Style”
“Finding my style” is one of the most commonly discussed topics among illustrators. Entire semesters, seminars, twitter chats, and blog posts are devoted to “style”. And yet, of all the words in the lexicon of the art world, “style” is the one I absolutely hate the most

THE GRASS IS GREENER WHERE IT’S WATERED

A lot of illustrators suffer from the “grass is always greener” syndrome. We spend more time appreciating the work of others, and less time appreciating our own work. This is a common issue among most creatives. Why even bother writing a story or painting a picture when I can think of dozens of people who would do it better? My answer to that is simple, and something I only recently (and finally) accepted with my own work: just like our handwriting, no one can create exactly like we can. Our inherent individuality—coupled with years of training and growth—is what buoys our creative lives.

  • ace:*intently watching the dressrosa drama from above with corazon, stuffing popcorn in his face*
  • sabo:*stops burgess from attacking luffy*
  • ace:*chokes on popcorn* *slaps cora hard on the back* *swallows the popcorn* DID YOU SEE THAT THAT WAS SOME NEXT LEVEL SHIT RIGHT THER E OH GOD THIS IS SOME GOOD SHIT I AM SO HERE FOR THIS WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIV-no wait ANYWAY GO SABO FU C K YES BIG BROTHER POWER BITCH
  • cora:can you calm the fuck
  • cora:*bursts into flames*
  • cora:down