Ok so I have a dilemma that I need help with. I really want to become a good artist but when I draw I just end up feeling really shitty about my art and seeing all of its imperfections and wobbly lines. How can’t get past this while doing good work and being at least satisfied with what I’ve made?
okay hecc, what im about to say is gonna sound horrible at first but trust me, you’re gonna need to know that before you read the super hyper encouraging part of it.
you will never be 100% satisfied with your art and unless you tell yourself you’re a good artist, you wont be a good artist. thats just the truth of the matter. being 100% satisfied with someone you created yourself is not fucking incredible (and applause for anyone who can) but it’s also super hard to achieve. an artist is always their own worst critic.
listen, going out to study in the field is going to seriously SUCK for the first year, because everyone is SO IMMENSELY TALENTED and it’s like, “oh shit im not cut out for this at alll!!!” but honestly, after a while, you’re going to realize “shit bro im an artist with skills in a certain area and flaws in another and THATS COMPLETELY REASONABLE AND OUTSTANDING.”
Think about this
you will always see the imperfections, but not everyone is going to. you have a piece that looks in-fucking-credible to other people because they don’t focus on your mistakes, they focus on what you did well! as an artist, i’ll say with every single piece i’ve ever done, i can point out 10 things horribly wrong with it. and then someone says “WOAH THATS SO FUCKING COOL?!?!?!? I HOPE A TRUCK RUNS OVER YOUR FINGERS THATS SO GOOD!!!” and i realize like “fuck what my mind thinks, i worked HARD AS SHIT for this drawing and to be in the position im in and I DESERVE TO FEEL ACCOMPLISHED” even if it’s a doodle i made in 2 minutes.
your wobbly lines will improve with constant practice (unless you wanna turn around and use it for a stylistic choice wink wink) if you dont want to go down the art route like me, breaking my back and doing it daily, then thats ALRIGHT TOO!! Practice just means you want to improve whether its daily or weekly or monthly so on so forth, and you cannot, CAN NOT!!! improve if you dont TRY TO WORK FOR IT. MAKING A MISTAKE IS GOOD. IT MEANS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DONT LIKE ABOUT YOUR PIECE AND WILL FURTHER WORK ON LATER! YOU HAVE MADE AN EFFORT TO BECOME BETTER!!!
no work is perfect, i bet my class can all point out something we dislike or could be improved on in even something like.. Dali’s or Matisse or Picasso’s or whatever, but you usually skip past that because, shocker, they’re FUCKING INCREDIBLE HARD WORKING PEOPLE WHO DEDICATED THEIR LIFE TO THEIR CRAFT. LOOKING BACK, THEY’RE PROBABLY UNSATISFIED WITH THEIR OLDER WORK TOO! AS DOES EVERYONE ELSE!!!
YOU DONT KNOW YOUVE IMPROVED UNTIL YOU LOOK AT YOUR OLD WORK!!!