I managed to go a whole year without writing a new Journal. I don't know how smart that was, but I've gone and done it so oh well. I apologize for the lack of posts of art this past year, and I hope to be better about my art this year. If you recall my last journal at all you might remember me challenging myself to become as good as another artist on DA:
well, it's a new year and I've learned a few things.
Over this year I started out trying to really get his style because I enjoyed it so much, but as the months went by I started to realize that I didn't need to be as good as another artist that I admired and I didn't need to draw exactly like they did. I started trying to discover my own style, and I tried to challenge myself rather than just doing things that felt comfortable for me. It was hard, and there was a lot of failures, but I started to become better.
I feel, now that I have a whole new year and a new set of resolutions to fulfill, that I should take a second and look back on what I've done. It surprised me how much I had improved over the course of one year, but it isn't just about whether my style improved... it was also that I had become more confident in my art. I have come to love my art style and the way that I do things with art. I'm glad that I took away so much more than just, 'I'm just as good as that other guy'. While he may be an amazing artist, it was more important for me to be able to say, 'I really like what I've drawn, and the style is all me'.
I hope you all had a wonderful year last year, and let's hope that we can all become more confident in ourselves this year, maybe challenge ourselves a little more, maybe step out of our comfort zones a little more. Find something that inspires you and roll with it. Thank you for reading this journal up to this point, I know it's lengthy. I strive to become an even more divers artist so let's see where I end up this time next year!