A thank you video from me...Hello everyone!More Like This
I filmed, edited, and have uploaded a video to youtube and have left it public for a short while so anyone can watch it (in case anyone wanted to know what I looked like or something haha), but it is mainly to thank the deviants who wished me a happy birthday. I'm two weeks late getting this out, but I'm so picky with lighting, it took a few takes etc. but please enjoy:
I am slowly getting over my shyness with the camera and wish you could all see me more open in the video, but I was talking so softly because the walls in my college dorm are so thin haha . Anyway, I'll have work to upload this year, look forward to it!
That one lie we all believe..."If I had more talent, more popularity or more followers, I would be happier"More Like This
If I got a dollar for every time I've heard somebody say that, I would probably be a millionaire right now. And in all honesty, hearing things like that irk me, knowing how untrue they are.
From early on in life we we get to hear this lie. Be a good kid, get good grades in school, enroll into a prestigious university and get a proper job at some big company.... that'll pave your way to happiness. Life (in the western world, at least) has never been more equal in the opportunity's we get, yet the rates of people suffering from depression and anxiety has never been so high. Why? Because happiness isn't in the things we posses. It's in our mind.
Let's say you wake up one day in your own success story. You're madly talented and have a million followers.
Do you think that would magically wipe away those self conscious thoughts you've had for years? Do you think it would silence that voice in your head that
Make 2015 awesome!A new year started. So some words of inspiration for those that want to pursue art this year...More Like This
Don't worry about your age. Do not get discouraged by those that are younger than you and better. Some people start art when they are 6 years old and are prodigy's at age 16, others make a rather late or slow start. It doesn't matter if you're 10 or 80 years old. You're never too old to learn something new, and you're never too old to do something you enjoy.
Everybody has potential. Even the greatest masters in art started out as beginners. It just takes a lot of time and persistence.
Don't be afraid to fail. Most masters have failed more times than any beginner even tried.
We only see the best from other people, and compare it with our own average. For every amazing painting a good artist puts online, he probably made 100 failed sketches. Sketches you'll never see and you'll never know o
The common misconceptionWhen giving workshops last weekend, I was confronted with something at least remarkable.More Like This
I had a random chat with a girl that apparently knew me from DeviantArt. We a friendly conversation about art such. It wasn't that strange, until she concluded her message with.
"It's nice talking to you. I always wanted to know what you were like. You know... since you draw so well"
And I was like... "Huh? What?"
Some people see me as a talented writer or artist, others (including myself) raise the bar even higher.
But regardless of what you see as skilled or not, I don't think there's such a thing as 'them' and 'us' in the art world. It's too small of a world. We're too alike. And I think most of us aren't exactly prone to living a celebrity lifestyle anyway. Bitches & bling don't match well with the usually quiet lifestyle an artist prefers.
When I started doing painting, I looked up to many of the lo