I kind of know how you’re feeling right, to tell you the truth, I’m feeling right now. I just turned seventeen this year, I don’t have a drivers permit yet though I should, I have too much homework to care about anything fun right not, my parents are getting a divorce (finally), and I still haven’t posted anything on DA yet though I say I’m going to do so! I considered this to be my greatest flaw! I have so many projects and ideas in my mind, so many things to do and yet I keep lying to myself that I’m going to do them. And when I don’t do them, I find myself to blame and cry about it while I still continue to slack off on doing what I love the most: writing and drawing.
Life so far, I have learned the greatest truth that everyone should know, that the greatest and meanest critic in the world is not the one looking down upon your work, but the one that lies within: you. As I begin to realize this, I begin to see how it much I was hurting myself. No one ever makes fun of me, hell everyone praises me for my abilities, and yet I still can’t see that for myself! I walk with this dark feeling that ‘everyone who dares to look at my work (those on DA or anywhere) and see me as me, they’ll see me as a freak of nature’. But how can I feel that way when I haven’t even posted a single picture yet! I guess I just fear being used as rejected again, because during my childhood I was used a lot because I was the ‘girl who could draw’ a later on two girls where hate’n on me because I was acting ‘too white to be black’, even though we shared the same skin color.
I been denying everything good in my life fearing that it would only make things worse, but I already been making things worst by not doing them. I have beautiful friends who support me, two siblings who really care about me, and two parents who love me dearly even though they are going through some tough stuff right now. I have been denying it for so long now, and yet it isn’t till now that I finally see it, the good in my beloved life. And it’s all thanks to you and this post I’m making. :’)
Your art is beyond beautiful. To me you’re the bravest person of all time. Not because you can draw well, every can do that. But it because you can post up your own art, to show the world your own style and be EXCELLENT at it. All of your pieces are works of true art to my eyes, and this is coming from a shy girl who afraid to post her own works of art, let alone comment on everyone’s. So don’t be ashamed of what you are or you can do, be proud of it.
Now, I feel as though that I can actually promise myself: that during this year, I can actually post my own works on DA and just forget about everything that been keeping me down for so long. Sometimes I keep saying this to myself when I’m feeling down like you: that things will be better tomorrow, and that one day I can love myself for who I am and what I can do.
And that, by good sir, is a thing that I can promise to myself. Remember it’s only bad if you make it so, but it can be good if you believe it so.
Sweet buttery Jesus, dude, get outta my head. I'm not even really sure how to reply to this... You have no ideeeeeeeya how much I appreciate you for typing all that and I'm not entirely sure who you are because I don't think you've commented to me before but THANK YOU.
Whenever you do get something up, feel free to link it to me.
Thank you so much, I didn't mean to post such a heartfelt comment and I knew this is pretty much my first time commenting on you. But in my mind I just knew that it had to be done or else it'll haunt me forever, like so many other things I failed to do. But it strange how most of the time, I don't ever comment that much, because usually everything I say is pretty much the same thing that everyone else had said, or so I was lead to beleived.
But I'm just a randomized girl in the shadows who just loves dishing out well written comments. I have seen a lot of your art and loved every piece you made; including your comic ‘La Brea’ (it had that movie like feel to it, something that is very rare in comics today). But I love how well stylized your art its, it reminds me of my old childhood movies, games and cartoons before they got F-uped by our modernized society (God, I hate new age cartoons!).
Be proud at your talents and abilities as I will try my best to do the same for my developing skills. Man, it weird how I sound more knowledgeable on the internet than I do in real life. I should write a freaking book or something, which I plan to someday. I like both art and writing you see. But anyway, I'm getting off topic here. I am truely grateful at your generosity and I would be glad to call upon you if I create something in the very near future.
Hahaha, I try to make my comments like something I would say in real life, therefore, not all the words I use are even words (ex:hnnuhghguhnghg) I'm trying to work on La Brea, because I like the story and I know a lot of people like prehistoric animals, but I'm having trouble introducing a few things. But once I get it, I got it, ya know.
I like Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Gumball, but those are kinda like, the only even slightly tolerable tv cartoons out. Seriously! What happened?? There used to be so much variety!!
I adore prehistoric animals, it just weird on how I haven’t see much people loving them as I do except for a few good artist like you, I guess I’m not looking hard enough, all they care about is wolves, multicolored emo wolves, nazi furries (I won’t even comment on this one) and weird fluffy dog like creatures they try to pass off as ‘dragons’. I have to admit, back in the day I though wolves were the shiz too, but now I simply grown tired of them or at least their popularity.
And you’re right, CN does have a couple good shows going on but years ago they had like millions of really good ones! Now, there’s only like five still airing right now along with is damn reality TV shows that are so dumbed down that it’s like watching Dora the Explorer for the mentally challenged. CN was better off the way it was, as a Channel for Cartoons only!
as time goes on, we sometimes find out people's real faces, and the discover isn't always all that hearthwarming. if you want a silly story, with all my house issues i was planning on inviting a 31 years old friend who wanted to leave her city, so we could rent together. i was even looking for jobs for her, till i found out she was irreversibly angry with me because i didn't enter her friends's Deviantart contest and don't favourite her works (when i barely favourite anything to begin with)
but don't let them bring you down, i may sound repetitive and all, but i sure care . it may hurt, but that's how we learn and grow.
as for the picture, i really love your management of color and spaces, they sure help pushing the message across. very intense, the emotion is very well conveyed.
A really good advice. Sometimes I wonder if it's worth knowing who people really are when your own mental image of them tends to be nicer but I guess it's worth it. People surprise you, and not always in a bad way.
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