It's has been a long difficult journey man, a really long, and really, really, really difficult journey lol ( even though its been two years ). When i started drawing, i did so because i'm wanted to become an animator, i'd seen Harry Partridges Skyrim parody and was instantly inspired, i said "thats what i wanna do !!!! ". Little did i know that my drawings would suck for a very long time, and forget about animation, because i barley had any understanding of...well anything. I had no support at the beginning of this artistic journey as well, and if there was any form of support, it was like very very very little, and it wouldn't even come from family, i'd come from friends.
Lets not forget that i was in fine arts college ( graduating in december lol ), and anything that is too stylized or strictly not in a "traditional format or medium" is looked down upon, i was totally discouraged from drawing the way i did . On top of all this my mom didn't feel like the BFA or Fine Arts major wasn't a lucrative field. Needless to say i had the odds against me
But i didn't let any of that shit stop me, i loved art, i absolutely love animation, particularity sakuga animation, i fell in love with anime at an early age and i was and still am inspired by all of that ( and am currently practicing animation again woot !) . What kept me going was just the sheer willpower to get better, i wanted to prove to those who doubted me that i can do this, i wanted to make a statement that if you want something bad enough, you can do it simple as that. I wanted to show that with alot of hard work ( drawing literally all day, basically having no life) that you will reap the fruits of your labor i guarantee you !
i dunno why i wrote this, maybe someone needed to hear it, but here i am now with semi decent art that i hate haha, im my worst critic, but anyways when i look back at my old stuff from 2012 i am so incredibly happy that i made it to where im currently at artistically. The most beautiful part about this experience is that you never stop growing, you never stop learning, you never stop improving, and that is what gets me up in the morning, that's what makes me pick up my pencil and draw every day !
keep grinding people, dont let anyone tell you, that you cant fucking do it, because you can and i believe in you !