It's called "TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF". Why do I lack confidence in my abilities/creativity/etc.? Simple. I haven't worked hard. It's a vicious cycle. I'm so afraid to hit the drawing board because of bad memories and bad confidence, yet by avoiding drawing, I'm only getting rustier. My fear of feeling that emotional pain sadly outweighs the knowledge that this destructive behavior will NOT advance my skills. I KNOW why I lack confidence, yet struggle daily with the fear.
To ALL OF YOU ON DEVIANT ART: Don't end up like me. I'm pushing 40 years old and NOWHERE NEAR where I should be. Lame excuses and cowardice does NOT justify anything.
Definately, wish I was a little more exposed though! Depending on how you look at the situation, my life has put me in a position where my confidence in my artistic abilities seems to be one of the only bright spots.
Because sometime, somewhere I read that: An artist must always practice their creativity or else their skills as an artist will never grow.
Well...how can I when I feel so miserable all the time? How am I suppose to? Every-time I see my kid brother working on his art assignments, I see his skill level aeons ahead of mine. When we're visiting family or friends, my mother constantly brags about my kid brother by saying how he can paint this or that. When they ask about me...she just says: Oh. My daughter just graduated--she's so behind everyone her age who's already working. She's just staying home and taking her sweet time.
I just feel really unmotivated and at a loss at what to do. Doing nothing seems to be a skill I excel in
Ehh not at all. I always see really good doodles/sketches/artwork from other people and think "I wouldn't be able to draw that if I wanted to." So I have to keep practicing and going outside my comfort zone!
Every artist probably believes they can do better, and is never 100% satisfied (especially looking back over older work), but that aside, I still have many areas to work on. That being said, I know the areas I struggle with mostly, and with practise (and observation) I know I can get there. So I am confident that I will be confident with my artwork!
This is a very complicated question to answer yes or no to.I answered no but I beleive the lack of confidense in your current ability is a driving force to make you better.I have made a lot of work latly im content with but i dont think ill ever be truly pleased with my work.I think its for the best.[excuse my poor grammer ive always been more of a math/social studies man]
No one should be 100 percent confident in their art; but hey it definitely helps your output if you're not putting yourself down every time you pick up a pen. That boring addage; practice practice practice: IT IS LIFE!! At least artist life. If you love it; love it til you hate so much you love it again. (silly i know) but I came to this realization a few months back and life has been better ever since
Am I confident? Yes. Am I arrogant, absolutely not. Even though I'm grateful for every one of them, but I take every compliment with a grain of salt. I don't get too worked up over criticism, because I know that my work isn't perfect, and I don't aim for perfection in my art. I just want to be able to put an idea onto paper/screen.
I don't need to be confident in how good I am right now; I'm confident in my ability to do work, work hard, and improve. If I'm not good enough, I can always get better. Knowing that, it gives me the drive to keep working until I surpass my own expectations.
Not at all. Ive got no real knowledge of how be a good artist, except for the manga classes ive been taking lately, but i dont feel thats enough. I suck at painting and am just ok at drawing. Unfortunately the job ive had for the last 12 years, doesnt allow me to grow artiscally (am an accounter, which sucks). Plus, i just began drawing again this year, after about 6 years without doing almost anything.... am practicing though, but am not confident just yet.... hope i can recover the lost time soon...
I know that there's always, ALWAYS, something to improve, and that I'm never getting to the "perfect" stage because I'll always try to learn more and more, but I don't feel I'm bad at my skills. Of course there's a lot of people better than me, but I use it as motivation and inspiration, not as a "turn-down".
If there had been a "kind of" option I would have gone for that. I voted yes but there is still lots of room for improvement. I think I'm getting there with figure work and am definitely improving drawing hands but I still have issues with backgrounds and perspective...amongst other things.
Man I FINALLY have gotten reasonably confident. I started doing this obsessive training mode lately to get better, but for the first time ever I'm not practicing out of insecurity. I've only dropped the neurotic insecurty in the last year or so.
That's good to hear, man. I think it's that transition that is a "eureka moment" for a lot of artists. When you're not just drawing to make something cool or drawing to chase some misconception but, instead, drawing to actually learn and be better. It can be pretty amazing.
CallidusAyaFeatured By OwnerNov 19, 2012Professional Digital Artist
I am confident in the abilities I have now. I will be confident in the artistic abilities I have tomorrow. Is there room for improvement? OF COURSE! I need to improve but only time and practice will help me. So, there is no need for me to be unsure of myself because if I am not sure of my own skills. Nobody else will be.
i say no in current situation because Im really not able to find enough time to create works that would truly show me my current potential. With tight deadlines of games and family I really need to think out of the box..