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'How do you find art motivation' is something I get asked all the time. People struggle with staying motivated and persistent 😬

Staying inspired is hard, but for me, 'getting started' is even harder. How do you know where to start, how do you know when to start, how do you even know if this is the right thing that you need to start with? 🤔

In a world of confusion and uncertainty, I've found out that the more I ask myself these questions the more I get confused 😕

I've started countless endeavors and many of them failed but those failures is actually what showed me the way. So really, the only way to start, is to realize that regardless of your results, the only way to get somewhere is to start 🤷🏼‍♀️

But is it just that or is there more to it? I talk about that and a lot more in my new vlog on my Youtube channel. I rant about motivation, getting started and I share my personal story 🍑

You can watch the video right now, link is below or here💕: youtu.be/oM8jz2TxZ9I

 

‘What brushes are you using?’ is the simple most question that I get on here. I’ve spent over 6 years collecting my Photoshop brushes and I’m finally releasing them 😁

Its funny cause I feel like theres two types of ppl, the ones who think brushes are the most important thing and the ones who say that brushes don’t matter at all. And for me, I’ve always thought that both of those are wrong 🤔

Its really a balance between the two where the truth lies. Its really skill and experience above all, but at the same time, if you’re using the wrong tool, you re not gonna get far. U need the right brushes 🙈

I talk more about this and where you can download my brushes for FREE in my new vlog. You can watch it right now on my Youtube channel. Here’s a link💕: www.youtube.com/watch?v=4E8Vd3…

 

“How do you find your art style?” is a question that I get on a daily basis. Especially when you’re a beginner, everything can seem super complicated and you might be confused where to start off exactly. Should you copy images, should you learn anatomy or should you perhaps just draw with a pencil? 

A lot of people recommend that you start by replicating other artists. Although that can be a great learning technique, for the beginner artist, this might hurt them more than actually helping them. When you don’t have a good foundation, trying to jump directly into other people’s styles can only confuse you even more. So how do you find your style exactly then? 

It’s all in knowing what you should be learning next. Having the proper plan and the awareness as to where you are right now in your art journey, are simply the two greatest things that can get you better. Executing on the wrong things, will not only not help you proceed forward but it might actually pull you backwards. Awareness and Planning are key. ️

If you’re interested, I talk about this and lot more in my new vlog. I also share some of my experiences that I’ve gained in the past 6 years thru my art journey. You can watch it on my Youtube channel, watch it below or click here: youtu.be/4b3so8lgM2E

Of course, I curse a lot and act like an idiot for 8 minutes straight, so don’t expect any sort of real wisdom or clarity out of me lol. I’m more into entertainment, but ey, if you learn a thing or two, it’s a bonus. Thanks and hope you enjoy! <3 

 
I get a lot of weird questions on my podcast that I do on Youtube. A lot of frustrated guys and a lot of weird judgement. I wanted to share my thoughts on the subject, and probably receive some hate for it as well lol 

It has nothing to do with art, but in my fifth vlog I rant about guys judging girls for being sexual, I share weird stories, and pretty much act like an idiot for 8 minutes straight. If you'd like to watch it, you can find the link below <3 

 
I get a lot of questions from people about whether art is for them or not. Nobody feels like they are truly "talented". Did I feel like an artist from the beginning or did it take time to grow on me?

The mainstream advice would usually tell you to "dream big" or "be unrealistic". But I feel as artists that might hurt us more than it can help us. Especially as a beginner, your creative soul might not be strong enough, so the pain from not reaching your goals might make you give up on art altogether. So what's the solution?

Self awareness. Knowing which mindset to apply according to your situation. Although sometimes not giving a fukk can bring you a long way, other times it's realism that might help you get what you want. What do I mean by that?

Realizing what it takes to get where you want to go is the simple most important factor for success. And you might totally miss that, if your whole attitude is "I'm doing my own thing". So does that mean you should care what other people think about you? No. It means you should see what other people are doing and create a plan for yourself, so you know where you're going

I talk about this and a lot more in my new vlog. It started off as a question from a fan but it kinda inspired me to share my own struggles with art. You can find the link to the video below: 

 
A lot of people send me questions about experiencing 'Art Block'. It's something that I deal with all the time. Am I good enough? Is what I'm painting actually worth it? Should I keep going? Those questions bombard the mind of every artist✒️

There's a lot of advice out there that says you need to try to be more creative. Watch more movies, read more books, get more inspiration, more more more. I've been thru all of that and it never really helped. With time, I've developed a different philosophy for myself. It's something that I've never heard about before and it's actually about doing less🌟

That may sound silly but I feel like as artists, we put way too much pressure on ourselves and that can affect not only our art minds but also our creative spirits. How are you supposed to sit down and paint something if your mind is being crushed by the weight of fake expectations?🤔

I talk about this and more in my new vlog. I must warn you, it's not the typical mainstream advice doe. I also act like an idiot for 8 minutes and do dick jokes, but that's a given..😂😂 Watch it below :heart: 

 
I get a lot of questions from people that have anxiety or fear when posting their art and don't know what to do. I've been there myself many times and I've found that the traditional "positive" advice doesn't really help, at least for me 🙈

I wanted to share with you a different mindset, a mindset that helped me to be more creative and productive with my art. And it's called 'Nobody cares about you'. I know it sounds bad but I swear there's something deep in it 😂😂

I did a whole video answering that same question and posted on my Youtube channel, you can watch it now, hope it helps ❤️

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Eey, I've been taking a little break from painting and meanwhile I released my first face video on Youtube. I'm a complete ass an make fun of people but you might enjoy it lol

Eey, I'm taking a little break from painting but I'm still on that Youtube grind doe. Watch me new video<3

I rant about lower back issues, BTS, and getting banned from reddit. Hope you enjoy XD

Eey what's going on!

Today ends my 3 year painting a day challenge. 1069 days straight of painting. It's been a bumpy road but I finished it, and I'm proud of it. Thank you to everyone who has been supporting me through out this whole time, it really means a lot.

At the end I slacked off a little bit because I started being social and actually living life lol rather than just painting all day. Still, I'm really happy that I did the challenge, it gave me amounts of self-discipline that I never could've dreamed of before.

An important thing I learned from all of this, is how vital it is to just do, and not think about whether your work is 'good enough'. I had many days where my drawings were mediocre asf but I still pushed myself to finish them. I feel like that gave me the ability to actually have those better pieces and overall become better in the end. So an advice I can give to anyone reading this, is to just paint. Whether it's good or bad, if you just keep painting, you will become better.

Anyway, what's next after this? I feel it's time to push myself in new directions, so I can grow that much more as a person. Those 3 years of my life will play a huge role as a proceed with my journey, but I've come to the realization that there's way more to life than just painting. Of course I don't plan on stopping painting any time soon, but for now I plan on focusing on my Youtube channel. I want to start posting weekly videos and also start answering some questions and helping people.

Thanks again for being a part of my journey, I hope you stay along for the ride cause there's so much more to come.

Subscribe to my Youtube channel for more: www.youtube.com/AngelGanev

Love you, 

Angel

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