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Journal Entry: Sun Nov 18, 2012, 7:51 AM
To every single person out there who's striving to become better or the best at something...
When you see other people's progress in your field of expertise or doing the same things you like to do, and they're BETTER than you at it...
Don't ever think you can't be as good as they are. You can and you will be, if you strive to do so.
In us artists' case, it's a manner of who's better at what style and what kinds of techniques. Don't go telling yourself, "I'll never be as good as they are" or "You're so much better than me, I'll never be that good." Do you understand how much that can destroy your confidence?

Everyone learns at different rates and some people take longer to do things than other people. Not everyone possesses the same strengths or capabilities. Some people, in the case of art, don't get into it until late in their lives. Some people are better than you, even if you're the same age, simply because they've had more experience. Doesn't mean they're going to overshadow you in any way because of that. That's not their aim anyway. People don't get as good as they are to impress and then depress people. That's... just not the way hope and happiness work.

And another thing:
Art is not supposed to be for other people. It's supposed to be for YOU, and YOU ONLY.
Don't do it for other folks. It's nice for beautiful things to be seen and appreciated, but don't let other people's tastes, demands and wishes hang you up. All that does is stick you in a rut in which you wonder endlessly, "What do I do next? Will it be good enough? Will they like it, or won't they?"
Not everyone loves the things that they create. I myself can vouch for that. But you know, if lots of people genuinely tell you that what you do is great and beautiful, then it must be true. If we all know that someone, whether someone else or you yourself, thinks that... we can all progress forward and be the best that there is.

But being the "best" is a contradictory thing. We will all make mistakes in the creative process, but we will never reach perfection. After all, perfection doesn't exist. It's simply a state of mind that people get you to believe in order to live up to certain, often nonexistent and extremely obscene expectations.


Don't do what you love for other people. Do it for yourself, so you can have something to be proud of.

The best artists in the world are the bad ones that never, EVER gave up.


Wrote that because I have to keep telling myself this all the time.  

Seriously, guys, don't give up. It's heartbreaking to see people do that. It is so sad when someone goes through a whole mess of trouble for something they desperately want only to completely toss it aside when they've nearly reached their goal.

Turn that jealousy of yours into inspiration, and let it give you wings so you can soar higher even than the clouds.

... I love my idols so much :huggle:

~Tuesday :heart:

  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Music
  • Reading: Roleplay posts, Brave New World
  • Watching: Phineas and Ferb, Disney movies
  • Playing: Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
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Celtyfoof Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
You and Kicsterash seem to have some connection to my brain XD every time I feel sad in any way shape or form one of you always has something that lifts my spirits XD I had just given up on poetry :3 and now I read this XD Going to go grab a pen :3 thank you for posting this :3
zoey17 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed my friend! Very well spoken!
BeatrixDiSanti Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012

This deserves to be on the news articles. Bravo, Tuesday.
faster-by-choice Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :blush:
BeatrixDiSanti Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Welcome. =D
buggy715 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
This is amazing. This is just words to live by.
MGlitch Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Inspiration. Well I must say talking to you, reading your work, looking at your art has inspired me. You've given me motivation to do work in our RP's b/c of how much we must have written in those. I've had a guy who gave me inspiration and motivation from his work and when he deactivated his account I just lost all my reason to write though I'm finding it once again. Maybe I'll look through your stuff again and find some missing inspiration. Care to wish me some luck?
lenv3cold Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

...What is contributing comment.

:hug: Seriously though, thank you. That was beautiful, and I think we all have to hear that from someone else every now and again to keep ourselves in check.
flippy509 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Artist
very true,when I was pretty little I was drawing pretty bad but when I got older I was still bad but then I am at this age and I am getting better.People say you suck at drawing at my school but I don't even care what they say.I think everyone is awesome at drawing and nothing can change that
dragonwolfgirl1234 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist
I can't say anything else but well done and thank you :tighthug:
After feeling depressed all day this has cheered me up a bit :love:
DBluver Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I already know i am a slow learner with everything i do but i am okay with that ^^
with my journals and videos, but can learn alot by asking others or just look at what they do :D
GreenWingedWonder15 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
That was so beautiful and very well written. Also very true. :') I wish I could've known that a couple of years ago. I thought I was could please everyone because I could draw, but now I regret doing that as I grow towards an artist. Now, I just enjoy it as a plain hobby, hoping that it becomes a great advantage to a future job.
GirlofChaos99999 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally true. When I began as a little kid, like 7, I was sooo bad and I didn't understand anything of Photoshop. But because I NEVER gave up, I've improved pretty much!
Just try to do your best and to make fun out of what you do, folks! :hug:
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