Art block more like life block tbh
Some harsh but very very true words
When people let me review their portfolios (on career day or open days at my game design school) I explicitly ban them from commenting during the review… …because otherwise they will follow the impulse to downplay everything I see in an attempt at being humble.
"this is an old image…"
"I’m not happy with that one…"
"this is just a sketch…"
"I did this really quickly…"
"there is better stuff on later pages…"
It’s totally understandable to have those impulses. The quality of art is not empirical data and therefore impossible to measure. Good art, bad art, it all comes down to standards. And you don’t want to come off as naive or self-absorbed.
But just don’t do it. Don’t talk yourself down in front of others. In the best case you have someone supportive who now thinks “damn, this person needs to be prepped up all the time. Do I really want to work with somebody like that” or in worst case “now that you say it, yeah, this is kinda lame/rushed/unfinished/lazy, go away.”
You can only submit what you have. If that is not enough, then it’s not enough. Your attitude will not change that. But if it is enough, you can do serious harm by not being confident of who you are now.
This means appreciating what you are able to do right now and have a clear vision of what you want to learn, be confident that you will learn it in time.
This is really important. Eliminate this urge. Eliminate it professionally, when having contact with people in a position to buy your work. Eliminate it socially, when you just share your work for fun. Destroy this urge as thoroughly as you possibly can.
Because when you have done that, you’ll find that you feel at least 25% less shitty about your own work. You lose the urge to do it. You stop reinforcing those negative thoughts, and they retreat. They may never go away completely (although they might!) but this is good practice for ignoring those thoughts flat-out.
Don’t shit-talk yourself. Even if you can’t be SO PROUD, don’t ever try to influence anyone’s opinion toward your work in the negative.
Try to love your work. Try to see what you learned from each piece, even if it’s a failure. If you feel that you learned nothing, appreciate the fact that just spending time on it is honing your skills and giving you valuable practice.
i used to be super not-confident in my own work. When I stopped pointing out the flaws in my own stuff, I felt better about it almost immediately.
The piece of advice I got that helped me the most with this is; the people looking at your work be it your director or an HR person, trust them to know and see the good work there that you’ve become desensitized to. We all have rushed shots and stuff, they can see the polished diamond inside of a rock, it’s literally their job! So don’t fret too much!
I rendered Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman pose in 3D.
This is hilarious.
This need to happen more often with comic art.
This will always be my favorite gifset. Ever.
- Periods aren’t a big deal for some people
- Periods are extremely disabling for some people
- Pain is subjective and it’s different for everyone
- Stop arguing about this
YES THANK YOU
It’s variable for one person too. Sometimes I have some mild cramps, other times I feel like I’ve been kicked half to death by a horse and am bedridden.
If you’re only friends with me because you know my brothers and you think I need your sympathy, clap your hands!
If you were friends with me first but found my brothers ultimately more interesting, clap your hands!
I you’re gonna blank me because I’m the youngest Or because I have mental health issues, If you’re treating me like shit for any reason, clap your hands!
My first ex found me on whatsapp and started a conversation with “heyyy xx”
I sent him “No.” To which I got “no what? Xx” and “? X” before I blocked his ass.
No, I’m done being nice to people that act like complete dickweasels, no I don’t want to talk to you, and no I’m not interested in you, you slimy git.
come closer one second
okay close enough
i have a simple question: which of us is wearing a crown?
that would be me.
do you know what this crown means?
it means i look fucking cute
and you’re the human embodiment of a sore butt
now as your fucking queen, i royally declare
that i am beautiful and you are a listerine enema
Listerine enema oh my god
If your count is higher than 719, then divide by 2 until you reach the first number to land in the 1 - 719 range and round up!
I’m currently a Treecko.
im a fucking barboach
im a goddamn shuckle
Ugh, I’m an Onix. Someone follow me, so I can be pretty much anything else?
The original is good, the comment is STUNNING. Love it!
So, basically, this is a symbolic representation of internalized misogyny:
I need feminism because “Who hired a stripper” shouldn’t be the first thing said to me when I walk into a welding job.
women in trades are treated like absolute shit.
NO I’M STILL STUCK ON THIS WHY WOULD ANYONE SAY THIS TO A WOMAN HOLDING A BLOWTORCH