2B or not 2B….
I’m self-taught, but aren’t we all?
My inspiration emerged from unsuspected paths and unconventional places, at a complete surprise too. I’m happy where I am, situated outside the mainstream art world.
I’m more of a lone wolf and prefer to create in the solitude of my quiet space, inspired by the nighttime hours like many an artisan of days gone by. I like to think my personal compositions convey feelings of dark surprise.
If there’s any advice I can give to individuals like myself, it’s to start acting as if.
As if you have already received that blue ribbon.
As if you already have gallery representation.
As if you have already had a solo museum exhibition.
As if you had a sold-out show.
We’re all artists here. It doesn’t matter how high or low your skill level is. If you create your own content (regardless of the art), you’re an artist. None of us started out good. I know for a fact I did not know what I was doing. I hadn’t studied anatomy or anything of the sort, I just sort of drew. No matter how awful the feedback is you received, you just have to keep going, keep practicing, keep studying, and let no amount of negativity discourage you. You’re not as bad as you think you are!
Don’t give up.