|"If you think that you cannot do something, then imagine how a person who could do it would behave then pretend to be that person and behave like her. Make glorious mistakes and enjoy the journey. On good days and on bad days, make good art." Neil Gaiman [link]|
"Imagine what you want to do and make a list. Your goal may seem like a very distant and massive mountain and reaching it might seem impossible. Every decision you make should take you closer to that mountain, that also meens being able to say no to things that are not taking you there. So everytime ask yourself Is this taking me to where I want to go?" Neil Gaiman [link]
"Maybe I am not as good as you but I will outlast you!".
"Never compare yourself to others. Instead you should only compare yourself to yourself, and if you are better today than you were yesterday or last year then you are on the right path. I try to remind myself of that everyday. Good luck on your journey!"
"Never give up never surrender."
"Stay positive and participate in the community."
"Keep your old work in your profile so that you can see the progress your making."
"Composition and gesture first. Then the simple forms and masses, spherical forms, box forms, cylinders. After that the anatomy."
"If you can draw, paint and design, you can do anything."
"Learn to draw what you imagine first. Then transform that skill into computer and not the other way around."
Put your artwork out there!
Get feedback and learn from it.
Build a netword, utilize internet resources.
"Don’t worry so much just do it."
"There are no rules, just tools."
“What nobody tells people who are beginners — and I really wish someone had told this to me . . . is that all of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, and it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not.
But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase. They quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story.
It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
"If only Heaven will give me just another ten years... Just another five more years, then I could become a real painter."
-Hokusai on his deathbed, age 89
- I would like to create art.
- Really... what for?
- For nothing. Art is not for anything. Art is the ultimate goal. It saves our soul and makes us live happily. So when someone asks you the question "What for" just answer "Well just for the fun of it". That's all the reason you need.
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