I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly. :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy! You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through. You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way! Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!
Love your art, love yourself!
I was actually going to write a long post about this yesterday, but this lovely comic sums up all my points perfectly! Artists, please read this! It can be hard to break out of your bad “my art sucks” habits, but you gotta try. I used to do that ALL THE TIME, but a few years ago I made a conscious effort to change and I feel my art is much better for it. It’s not easy, it’ll take practice, but it’s worth it. Love your art!
I’ve been meaning to put my thoughts on this in words for a while now but this post just takes them right out of my mouth! THANK YOU
I was beginning to think I’m the only one who feels this way x_X
When people compliment my art…
Inspired by this
Harbingerwolf who commissioned part of the skull-creature trio from a couple of weeks ago wanted their sketch colored. :3
Done on stream last night. I had two hours for this so the shading is a little rougher.
Sketch and Lineart phase of a design commission I did on stream last night.
This is a cross between cheetah and clouded leopard as a baby, cub and adolescent. :3
Random sketches done after commissions on stream tonight.
And a random beastie design…
Here is a very simple little app I wrote in AutoHotkey for Windows to help productivity. The artists I’ve attempted to give this to were horrified and sickened by the idea of it.
It floats in the corner of your screen. You tell it what programs you use for work/productivity. Whenever you’re using those programs, it turns a pleasing shade of blue and times you. If you alt-tab over to something that is not one of those programs, like Chrome or Spotify or 3D Pinball, or if you zone out and don’t move the mouse for too long, it turns red and stops the timer until you resume proper grown-up behavior.
This way, you have a constant peripheral reminder of how little of your day has actually been spent on important things like “doing what you’re supposed to” and “not having fun.”
I’ve been using this for a little while now and it’s actually really great. I can finally properly clock my hours without having to manually start and stop timers.
It gives a much clearer idea of how long my work usually takes (and how much time I spend getting distracted by the internet…)
And I’m almost done with this one 83 Only the water and the jaguar left to do!
So… I opened 3 sketch slots on stream and look what happened! x3 Three Skull-creatures by coincidence. They ended up forming a team, haha! :D
Recent warm-up sketches, random doodles, design ideas and other stuff…
Sketching the Gore Magala from Monster Hunter 4.
I haven’t even played the game yet but I already know this is my new favorite monster (together with the Barioth from MH3U). He’s like an evil virus version of Toothless <3
All the sketch commissions done on stream tonight :D
WIPs of this commission so far.
Mountains UGH… why do i keep doing this to myself xD
Since I can’t really show the book covers I’m working a the moment, here’s a WIP of another commission in the pipeline :) Hope to finish this soon!
Some vent art that just had to be done…
Today has been an emotional roller coaster!