theliftisoutoforder said: hi, firstly i luv your stuffs!:) i wanna be an illustrator someday. now im at an art college but i still find myself improve very slow and little so its hard for me not to give up the whole thing and sadly i found myself enjoy creating much less :" maybe do u have some tips?:o) thanks in advance! xx
Firstly, thank you very much. <3
I think this lack of enthusiasm on creating art is very common among young artists doing art school. Art blocks, existential crisis, I-hate-drawing moments… It’s all kinda normal. I was feeling like you do now during all my first 2 years of college.
I used to be ok when I was doing International Trading School, I had my personal projects, I was constantly feeling inspired… but then when I switched to Arts… Well, things changed. People start forcing you to do what should be natural, they push you to your limit, they want to change you, change your style (even if unconsciously…), you’re forced to draw things you don’t like all the time… It drains your soul away. (Oh, yeah, I’m a little bit dramatic, and I don’t know how different from mine your school is, so I’m sharing my personal experience, then you think if it makes any sense to you.) People like to impose their will on others. It’s human.
My tip to every art student that is feeling that way is:
Don’t let yourself get carried away by an academic institution. Don’t let teachers/professors break your opinions, except if you see the light in theirs. Learn everything technical they can offer to you, try to absorb all their knowledge, but do things the way you feel like. Always do what you want, and do only the necessary to not fail your year. You must have your goals very clear inside your head.
Actually, this is the key: The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things
upset break you. ;)