At 9/29/10 06:32 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote:
I don't like theology, therefore I draw instead.
The thing that sucks about it is that there's this girl that sits next to me; as soon as i start to draw, she whips out drawing stuff and starts drawing fuckin dragons and unicorns. Everyone starts ooing and awing over it, then she starts yapping about how she was the best artist in school, which she is not, as their are some very talented upperclassmen.
Anyway, I fucking hate her. Next semester she is also in my art class, which sucks, because she can't draw people, landscapes, or anything more than furry animal shit and dragons. ALL FUCKIN DAY. I hate her.
It's something you'll run into; don't let it eat you too much. She may get more attention, but you know you're the better artist, and that's what counts. Who gives a flying fuck what the general population thinks? The general population knows nothing of art!
I've seen that kind of shit with people who do anime busts (and can't do anything else), people who draw animals that look like Disney character rip-offs (and can't do anything else), people who draw dragons and knights (and can't do anything else), and I always think it's funny because they don't have any real artistic values or ideas. If you can't try anything new, you're no artist, you're a ritualist, going through the motions.
And, inevitably, those people are the kind that will never improve, because they're satisfied doing that one thing well. The artists curse is also a blessing; you should never be satisfied with what you're making, but that dissatisfaction is what makes you improve. These people lack that, and won't improve. It's as simple as that.