Art & what I wish I'd been told

Art is a cycle

by Shattered-earth

"Whenever you feel bad about your art ability, please remember this! Art improvement for many is a cycle, art blocks do not mean you are doing worse. You are just getting better at seeing your mistakes, which is CRUCIAL to getting better at making art!!"

When I came across this a few years ago, it was like a complete revelation. These weird illustrated lines summed up so much joy, so much anguish - It normalised a process so when I'm down in the dumps I don't have to have that voice in my head say "You suck" it now puts a hand on my shoulder and says "I'm better at seeing than making and thats ok, keep going"


"Allow yourself to fail"

Joseph Fonti