Hey people! So I mentioned in my last post about illustrating people, I recently hit a wall and needed to talk to my tutor. We had really good, long chat about style and what to do with your degree, and I felt so much better afterwards. But there was one thing he said, offhand, that I loved, so I made it into a Your Weekly Reminder. So, in case anyone asks, all credit for the quote goes to Neal.
I think this one is awesome just because it's so true. We are our own worst critics, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. It is so hard to appreciate your own work, even when people are desperate to convince you it's wonderful. (and also, conversely, it sucks when you are proud of something and you don't get the reaction you were hoping for.) But, I think that it's important to stay critical. I'm not saying we should hate everything we've ever made, and that we will never feel proud of ourselves. I just think it is valuable because it's what inspires us to keep pushing, until we make something we are proud of.
How do you guys feel about this quote? I laughed out loud when I heard it because it is so true. I feel like a lot of people can resonate with this feeling. But, like I said, I think it is something that makes a good artist.
So, your reminder this week is to not get deterred when you don't like something you make. Keep pushing, keep practising, until you are happy with what you have made - until people are fainting in the street at how good it is.
If you liked this weekly reminder, check out my Your Weekly Reminder series, a weekly blog post where I encourage creatives to practice their craft and keep moving forward.