Trying new things

This was a few years back, I used a vegetable pickup line on this guy (because I have no shame heh..) thankfully his witty comeback involved a fruit. That’s the story behind this disaster ~

I said: “if you were a vegetable you’d be a cute-cumber” (let’s save the botanical talk for later k?). We still try to figure out why I gave him such a long head, but I couldn’t exactly draw a cucumber on his face, for obvious reasons lol.

A bit cringe worthy looking back on, thanks to my god awful ways of flirting *facepalm*. If it weren’t for the embarrassing exchange – how long would I have waited for someone else to present me with a challenge like he did? The idea of fruit and vegetable faces (coming from me or him? IDK), but nonetheless, it was hookline and sinker. I ditched the same old techniques and took a massive leap outside my comfort zone.

This falls in line with one of my previous posts –

“Take the risk or lose the chance”

Art is brutal.

You’re either cut out for the never ending chase, or you’re not.

Always having to prove yourself becomes so exhausting and…..

All of a sudden, the “flow” is gone and the excitement has now turned into dismay. So, I gave up and walked away. The feeling however, stayed. We all face a turning point in whatever it is we enjoy doing and for some reason, most of us make unwise decisions. It’s something that we all struggle with occasionally.

“We all risk failure when we take on anything that’s worth doing.”

Many of our successes, whether they be art-related or otherwise, are the result of facing adversity and working through it. Any form of creating is an emotional experience, we create from a “different place” and our work becomes an extension of our emotions. We often place our worth on what we create, it’s why we feel pride when we are successful and why we hide works or throw them away when we fail. This frustration is so strong, especially when our identities are often tied to the label of “artist”.

Though it’s not entirely possible to separate our emotions from the work we create, we can learn to look at end results objectively and not emotionally.

Anyway, I’m rambling on about this because last night I took another leap ~

Digital art is hard, for someone who’s used to the eraser being attached to the pencil rather than creating a shortcut for it…it’s definitely the technical aspect of it that drives me bonkers. I mean, I’m still incredibly bad haha, but nothing a little( JK a lot) of practicing can fix eh? (: