Alternative Art/Stylization General
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"Each step being broken down into even smaller steps, the impossible becomes possible." - Glenn Vilppu
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Try to keep calm, have a positive attitude and avoid making Kind Janitor-Ssi angry!
A general message to aspiring artists: Don't ever think that you should stop attempting to learn how to draw because "it takes too long" or "drawing is just a hobby." Being shitty at your hobby is definitely not better than doing your hobby well, no matter what your laziness tells you. Have some dedication in what you love to do, damn it!
Submit your drawings, receive feedback or critique others! Share your knowledge and remember to thank those who've critiqued or red-lined your drawings. Most importantly, have fun.
This thread is meant for artists who might want to try to make stylized work in-between their studies. It is strongly recommended that you use this thread in conjunction with learning the elements and fundamentals of art. You can also discuss the visual elements of various professional artists as well if you keep it relatively articulate and civil.
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is art ruining your life?
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Do you ever feel like your pursuit of artistic betterment is ruining your life? I'm not the only one right?
I've been studying visual art seriously for nearly a decade years now. Where has it taken me? I'm a better artist, I'm better than I ever thought I'd be.
But am I good /enough/?
Am I happy with what I've achieved?
Am I good enough to get a job with it?
Well I keep trying and nothing ever comes of it, so no.
Am I good enough for this to be even worth it?
I dropped my whole life to study art formally, I thought it was what I finally needed and come start of semester 1 I found myself surrounded by middle aged housewives and braindead fucking aspies, the best tutors were barely above my skill level and the worst were entirely useless. I stopped going, it made me want to fucking hang myself, I put my whole life on hold just to surround myself with idiots.
I dropped out of that and moved on to computer science because at least then maybe I'll get a job.
But now I'm miserable that I'm not studying art formally. It's honestly the only thing I live for, literally every second I'm not working I'm at home working on studies, solo projects, looking for paid work, trying to make it. Whether you commit to the artist pathway or not, there is only suffering.
If I draw, I feel like hanging myself because I've wasted so many hours of my life to be half the artist I should me. If I don't draw, i feel like hanging myself because I'm doing absolutely nothing, just sitting there existing between shifts. If I get a non-art job I'm going to hate my life and feel miserable forever, but if I pursue one I'm still going to hate myself.
my fiance hates how much time I spend on my art, she keeps asking me "If it hasn't worked out for you by now, will it ever?" And I don't think the answer to that question is yes.
TL;DR: Is it even possible to make it? Is any of this even worth it? Do you feel like you're throwing your life away for art?