I’m in a quite tangy impossible mood right now. Not about the topic I’m talking about.
So, I hear a lot of people say people have bad art and claim that it’s just their style and they refuse to improve.
😞 I already know this is an unpopular opinion, but it’s my opinion unfortunately.
Mind your business.
We all have different tastes, wants, needs, desires, wishes. As long as you ask a person and they’re honest and can show you why they like something in a way they can understand, you’ll never understand why they do art like that or why they even like it.
Why am I complaining?
It’s only a choice to draw ‘badly’ if you can draw realistically, otherwise you are hurting your progress.
You hear all the time to learn the rules turn break them…but the thing is. When do you learn all the rules? When do you learn all the rules? When are you finally able to draw your perfectly imperfect, wonky, poor anatomy drawings again?
It’s like, is my aesthetic supposed to change to realism so I can create art that looks like instagram explore page art that frequently gets stolen by AI creators? Am I supposed to make old master paintings?
Or is this a ploy to get rid of artists so the competition can go back down?
My taste is my taste. If my taste is bad to you, that’s fine. It’s just my taste.
It’s annoying how artists and critics talk about improving. Some of them can’t compliment you, they just talk about improving over and over again.
It’s like, improve what?! What am I supposed to be improving? Drawing something differently? What?
Also, telling people who didn’t ask, tips that help you improve but may not help anyone is annoying.
I will not do a 100 hands study. I will not. It’s not going to inspire me and make me a better artist, I’m just going to burn out on the tenth hand then think I’m pathetic for not doing it perfectly and keep redoing the same thing over and I’m going to take my anger out on people. I personally rather not.
I don’t even want to anyway. I always feel like when I’m forced to do it that if I don’t do it perfectly, I failed. If I do a tutorial and it isn’t perfect, I failed. I don’t like having that energy around me. Those thoughts swirl in my brain the coagulate then spin around my head like the solar system. I have to think about every single little critique, opinion, or other crap in my head when I draw and it tired me—I lose stamina. It’s truly exhausting.
I don’t mind constructive criticism—I’ll argue because I’m sensitive—but in the long run, I consider it. But hearing, “keep drawing, you’ll improve” or “you need to improve” is a migraine-GERD inducer.
Don’t tell me to keep drawing. I draw a lot. Not everyday, but often enough.
It just pisses me off how it’s just improvement culture everywhere, hiding behind tutorials culture too.
It’s fine going on professionals and looking at how they do stuff or your favorite artist, but if you’re just fussing on a Tiktok or Pinterest tutorial for or against it, you’re wasting your time and you’re definitely doing stuff for validation.
I’m still learning this lesson slowly that nobody can give the validation that I want. If I’m looking for it, I’m not going to find it and I need to validate myself because oh my.
You can only tell so much to people. That’s why this rant is a rant and not one of those “things not to tell an artist”. I’m not going to tell you what to do. I’m assuming everyone who reads my blog is a conscious, opinionated individual that thinks for themselves and does what they want and potentially may care for other people, but they’re primarily self-serving.
I cannot and WILL NOT tell ANYONE what to do. I’ve learned my lesson. I don’t have the authority, charisma, and looks. I’m just a cute idiot with a blog and art supplies. However, I know for a FACT that I’m entitled to rant and I’m entitled to share my rant.
If you disagree, that’s completely fine! Do share why! I wanna know what your thoughts are. If you agree, share your thoughts.