If you're really down about your art and/or are my friend, I'd suggest you really read this. I really don't know where to start, but I'd just like to say that this has been in my mind for a very long time, and I'd like to let it out.
I've been drawing for at least 3-4 years now, and that's a long time, in my view, and I'm still going onward in my art, and I plan on having it as a career in my future/lifetime. I know my art is not perfect, but at least I'm still practicing and drawing things to get better, no one can be perfect, but we can always be a step away from it. And I'm going to try to attempt it.
I believe a lot of people know that you need to still practice to get better, even if it seems impossible, well, nothing is impossible, it's just hard work. Although some of my friends don't seem to understand this. I hear some of you guys complain that you'll never improve, but that's a lie, you'll improve, it takes a long time, though, and I know you guys have been drawing for years, but look, it took me at least 4 years to get to where I am now, and you guys are younger than I am and are at better places than I was when I was your age. And I bet that when you guys are my age, you'll be much better than me, I know it. Although if some of you guys are older than me, you're probably already better than me. Though, I didn't have people really helping me with art, I had to learn all of what I know on my own, but I'm never going to leave my friends out alone to learn for themselves, I always try to help you guys the best I can, because I know how it feels to feel like no ones going to help you improve, and I don't want any of you guys to feel like that. That's why I always try to help out. :c
What really annoys me though, is when you guys say your art sucks, or it's crap or whatever, when it's not . It's not, okay, of course, everyone has room for improvement, but it's not horrible, it's really good, okay, so please, stop saying bad things about your art. ;_; It makes me feel horrible, especially when you guys compare your art to mine. Yeah, you guys get mad at me because of that, but do you know how that makes me feel? I feel really awful inside when you blame stuff on me or get mad at me.
To be honest, I don't think my art is great at all compared to all of my other friend's art, okay?
But I try my best.
Yeah I know you guys are thinking, "She's a liar!" or "No way, she's just making me feel worse! ;_; "
But listen, I'm always jealous of my other friends, especially their art.
They have something I'm always dreading to have, that I want to use, but I can't.
I know some of them don't get much attention, but they need to know they're art is amazing, whether several people comment, one person comments, or no one comments, but someone always will tell you guys that you're art is just unbelievable. And just because someone gets more comments then another person, it's always the same thing, "You're art is amazing!" Simple as that.
Another thing that bothers me is that people can be insensitive about one another's art.
And I think if you feel bad about your art, or someone has told you your art is bad, you, of all people, should know how it feels to get a rude comment saying something negative, and should not say that about the other person's art. Not everyone can be perfect the week after they're told they suck at art. Or something is bad about a picture they drew. It takes a long time for someone to get good, and I wish people would stop making fun of beginners or anyone, really. It's just really pointless in doing that and is stupid, sure someone could have ridiculous art in their gallery, but they'll grow out of it.
I just want all my friends to know, that they're art is something I enjoy seeing everyday. I love the way you guys draw. I love how you draw things. You guys are really good friends, and I try to be a good friend in return by telling you all of this.
You guys are not awful.
Yes, everyone needs improvement, but you guys are really good at art.
Just please don't ever stop practicing and drawing, and If you guys ever need help, hey, I'm there to try to help you the best I can, or I will do my best to get you guys the best help.
Just please, guys, don't be mad at me because of this.
This is how I feel.
And I just want you guys to stop putting down your art.
Because It's not bad.
I don't know how many time I'll repeat it.
But I'll say it forever until you guys get the message.
You guys are amazing friends, you always make me get up when I am down, I will always love your art forever, guys. Please don't ever doubt it for a second, because if you think the opposite of that, you're so wrong.
I know I always say my art is shiit, but that's because I'm me and I can. I don't really think that though. BUT ANYWAYS You are absolutely amazing and so inspiring Looiizzzaa. Just just thank you for doing thisC:<3 //sendingthistomyfriends
dkfhdi im that kind of person, but first be like "this is ugly" but then ill actually like it ; u ; peeps like my friends say their art is sooo bad, when it really isnt<33 for a second i though you were gonna leave!!!
Trust me, Eliza, I understand completely where you're coming from. I started out here on DA exactly a year ago (On Nov.26) when I started posting my art. I've been told from my friends that I've gotten much better from when I started to now. It really made me feel happy and accomplished to hear them say that. ^^
But when it comes to my friends who want to draw just like me, they don't even try. They expect to get at my level overnight. I always tell them that they need to practice and find a style that suits them and their tastes. It gets annoying when they complain and say there art sucks when actually some of them are really good at it. It's just...it's sad when potential artists don't have the confidants to improve even if people tell them that they'll only get better. : (
Pepper-N-CinnamonFeatured By OwnerNov 23, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
This is so inspiring Liza... ahmygoshh. ;;
I have always believed that practicing hard will make you better, and my real life friend is always downing herself about art. And it annoys me how much she does, I am always telling her, "No it is not," or "If you practice you will become even better!" But she never takes those to heart.