I found a fabulous little inspirational nugget today that I felt the need to share!
So life's taken a turn for the crazy the last few weeks for me, which unfortunately brings out what I like to call "The Evil Inner Art Critic!" *dun dun duuuun!* Now, to put it simply, every artist that is, was or ever will be...has an "Evil Inner Art Critic" hiding deep down inside. Sometimes the "Evil Inner Art Critic" likes to come out and start putting awful thoughts in your head...
"That looks awful! You should just stop drawing now!"
"Look at so-n-so's art...your's sucks next to that!"
"Why do you bother drawing?"
For me this particularly happens while looking at someone's art that I very much admire. For example, today I was looking at 's gallery today and boy does this chick have some talent! There is some truly AMAZING work in there! Now this was about the point where my "Evil Inner Art Critic" came out and said "...your art just sucks compared to this! You'll never be that good!" How I hate you little "Evil Inner Art Critic".... Luckily for me, a few moments later I stumbled upon this.
I honestly can't sum things up better than this little comic here.
I'd bet there are probably some young artists out there that look at my stuff and think "gee...I wish I could be that good at art!", well guess what?...you CAN be! And for the record...I look at other peoples' art and think the exact ...same...thing! Don't spend so much time comparing that you forget to just...draw! Practice! It truly doesn't matter if your art is worse or better compared to someone else's...what matters is that you are learning, that you are progressing and always getting better than from where you were!
Aighty well that's all I have on this little (hopefully) inspirational tirade tonight!
Keep drawing and I'll catch you next time!
PS: Go look at some of the other stuff that guy has on that doodleally website..he's got some awesome stuff in there!