i tried so hard not to. i swear i did fight it.
i have! i totally know the feeling. you’re not alone.
there are two sides of the advice i can give you.
the first is to step away from the artwork. lol give yourself a break! sometimes when artists get caught up in a block, they try to force out good work and the frustration just builds and BUILDS until you’re scratching out things and tossing them. if you’re already in a negative head space, you can’t really trust yourself to make inspired work, can you? so, back away. take a deep breath. then go watch a really good movie, hang out with your friends, listen to an inspiring album, read your favorite book. take some time away from the mental studio.
then, you can go back to it with clear eyes. the second part of my advice is to try something different. i’ve used this before to explain my point, but Einstein said that insanity was doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. artists are definitely insane, because we kinda do that to improve a specific thing, but i digress. use a new medium! switch it up a little. draw a new subject! try a new technique. it might open up possibilities that you dismissed before.
i also wanna say that you should never expect art to always just… flow. it’s not easy. for anyone, professionals and amateurs. it’s always hard work and you’re almost always going to find something wrong with what you make.
just don’t let that diminish your experience with it. art should help you grow and express yourself! it’s annoying sometimes, for sure, but don’t be so hard on yourself. <3
DON’T toss it!
it might be a little annoying to find a place for your old stuff, but you will thank yourself later. it’s hard to explain the feeling you get when you find them in years to come- like, you’re appalled that you used to draw like that, but also you get a rush of pride for all the improvement you’ve made!! so, if anything, keep it for comparison. and as an example for what you need to work on. at least, that’s my experience.
THANK YOU FOR ASKING
well, that’s… a bummer wow.
It’s not rude at all! I understand your concern about it. I am all about you guys saving money where you can, especially when you’re kind enough to do business with me.
The fact of the matter is, the price I have on my shop for shipping internationally is legitimately what I pay the post office to ship the drawings to you. I guarantee tracking and insurance on the shipment, which comes out to roughly 25$ for international stuff and 5$ for domestic stuff. So perhaps if you sent me a private message on etsy, we could work something out that doesn’t include insuring/tracking the drawing, so it could be cheaper. But that’s your call!
Twenty One Pilots sound best when blaring at top volume and screaming along with the words. you always feel better afterwards. u3u
hmmm well, i was Marceline from Adventure Time one Halloween, but that wasn’t really cosplay…. hm.
i mean, i have blue hair now. i guess i could be Tonks. omg that would be fun.
i don’t think so. i’ve been steamrolled by harry potter updates and new seasons of silly anime shows. oops.