I know that this really different from what I normally draw/post, but I really just want to post this picture and what I'm about to say on this.
So I was flipping through a few children's oil pastel drawing ideas sorta books I got when I was really young and really passionate with art and came across hecking aubergines with arms. Idk why, probably because I was bored and wanted to do something to get my mind off of feeling negative towards my own art, but I decided to use my old oil pastels to draw an aubergine. During the process I actually found back something valuable that I had kept forgetting unconsciously throughout the years: the joy that art is supposed to bring you. You're supposed to have fun when making art, not stare at it 10 minutes later and be like "ew I hate it all my works suck :(". I'm saying this because just yesterday I was being really sulky about how I dislike my work for not having a consistent style and some other reasons. Well now that I found back what's really valuable about doing art I don't even think having a style or being good is important at all. It's all about having fun. •
I realised that since I've been familiarised with social media, I've often compared my art to others' and only saw what's bad about my art and from that I kept doing things that are what other greater artists did and that are what a lot of people liked. But from doing this I'm keeping myself from doing art for fun and just drawing whatever the heck I wanted to. Still life, ponies, furries, humanoids, fanart, traditional, digital, just whatever makes me happy. I'll stop trying to go for what's popular and wanted and instead focus on what I want to do.
Now of course I'm not saying that I'll always love what I finish. Being truly satisified with something I do means that I'll stop trying to improve, which is not going to happen any time soon. So I'm telling you in conclusion that it's ok to want your work to look better, but don't try hard and overwork yourself for it to a point where it stops you from liking what you do.
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