Is something I’ve proven to be terrible at.
My creative breakdown is passing through guys
This was my routine: I would try so hard to push it, to make something happen. Then I’d get derailed, and with that came the emotions 😂. And it gets more difficult when you’re caught in the tailspin involving social media. It can be an amazing tool with enormous benefits.
Instagram, for me, is a platform to connect with individuals that share similar interests. Because of it I drew something every day and posted it there. Being able to speak with amazing artists from around the world, and seeing their work is truly inspiring, it gives me ideas, influences me, and drives me to make more art. We’re both lucky and unlucky to have this method of connecting. When I follow someone, I want them to know it’s because I genuinely like their content and want to see more. I follow to build friendships and be inspired. Doing so otherwise would kill any chance to network.
We get so caught up in the game of social media. In order to win this game, you have to post more, get more likes, and get more followers. The more you sign in, the more you post, the more you get, and the more you win.
More, more, more.
“Never play to the gallery. Never work for other people in what you do. Always remember that the reason you initially started working was there was something inside yourself that, if you could manifest it, you felt you would understand more about yourself. I think it’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other people’s expectations.”–David Bowie.
If you cater to trends and popularity, you’ll get the likes you wanted, but you’ll also end up with art that doesn’t feel like you. You’ll feel empty and unfulfilled, and your art will reflect that. You think you’ll be satisfied and validated when you get 50 likes a post. Then you decide it’s 100. Then 500.
It never ends.
There’s no sense or reason to cater to what you think other people like. You’ll usually be wrong, and if you are right—it’ll lead you down a path of inauthenticity and deep confusion in your art.
Stay true to yourself, stay consistent, and have fun.
Content really is key. Good content and sticking to a schedule..
I finished my Corgi D&D concept!
I feel like I’m not using my tab/pen/drawing software correctly, but there’s still so much for me to learn.