While being angry is a valid emotional response:
- Anger is not a free pass to do whatever you want.
- Anger is not an excuse for damaging, or abusive behavior.
- Anger is not protection from repercussions of that behavior.
You are accountable for what you do, even while angry.
Q:hello! let me just say, I really admire your work and think it's absolutely amazing! I'm sorry if this has been asked before, but what would you say helped you become a successful artist? and what kind of tips would you give to am aspiring artist who wishes to be successful too? thank you so much!!
I think it helps to understand what success means to you as an artist! everyone has a different definition, and I think once you find your own it’s a lot easier to feel satisfied. it’s really really REALLY hard not to be influenced by everyone else’s definition and think that theirs is better, but until you really feel like your feet are on your own path I don’t think you can ever be truly happy. in art or anything really.
success can be lots of things. to some it’s getting a studio job, but to others it’s reaching the point where they have the skills to accurately convey the stories in their head, or have an audience who likes what they do, or to simply be happy with the things they make for themselves and no-one else. there are definitions of success I didn’t even realise existed until I had experienced them, like someone telling me my comic helped them come out to themselves or made them feel better about their body. making people laugh (or cry) and feel good brings me a huge feeling of success that I was too naive to understand/desire until I had experienced it.
don’t worry if the definition of success is evasive!! setting and fulfilling my own goals is something I still struggle with and expect to for a long time. I’ve learned a lot about what I want and don’t want by just doing though, so don’t let yourself get held back by overthinking things haha. whatever your definition the best thing to do is just draw constantly!! your goals will probably change as you understand yourself better, but the skills you build up are with you for life! I hope this helped and wasn’t too vague or esoteric haha
An awing fuck-ton of big cat references.
And here’s a link to a spectacular image that helps distinguish types of big cats. It’s insanely helpful, and you’d be doing yourself a majour disservice if you don’t use it:
Please note that in the first cheetah GIF, the head has been insolated. When running, the head will bob up and down slightly. Not a lot, but just know how the head attaches to the neck and how that moves when the body is oscillating up and down when they run, like in the second GIF.
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