Since my poll about me giving up Drawing several of my Watchers have asked why or said No. Well here is the Reason why.
Nobody will ever know the extent to how much I Hate, Despise, Loathe that saying. "Practice makes Perfect~"
When I saw to someone "Wow I love your drawing style! I wish I could draw as amazing as you." They usually respond with. "Well Practice Makes Perfect." Little does everyone know is have have been practicing faithfully...since 4th grade. I always loved to draw and paint. The colors, the shapes, the mess. I loved it and since I learned in 4th grade that painting to color could be a job I wanted to become an artist. I was always the girl in art class to ask questions, to always pay attention, to always take what I did seriously. When I started getting older I had my mom pay for out of school art classes and I tried new styles...but I always failed and sucked. I would get heartbroken seeing kids younger than me, who've never taken an art class draw immensely better than me. Then I found out about Pixel Art and grew more dishearted. Then I found out about bases and tried them. I loved them. I thought I was really good, like I was an amazing artist. But then I saw what other people could do and I felt like crying. And ro make it even worse there are some people who have made bases and you have to ask to use them...
Everytime I cried. And I use to use the excuse that I use a Laptop mouse and MS Paint, but there are tons of artists who use what I use and are still better. How I draw is so close to basic I might as well not draw. Someone said to me that when ever they see how I draw my hair they want to punch someone or something.
Then my Younger sister comes along an decides she wants to draw. With no practice, nothing more than elementary Art Classes, and no reference image. She makes something better then what my years of work could create. I don't hate her for it nor am I jealous...just sad.
I also hate it when people say "Everyone can do this! You just have to practice." I've come to find that you have to have some Talent before you can be good at something. I don't have any Talent when it comes to drawing. This why I just want to stop. I mean I can't even shade right, I can't repeat hair styles that are a more than simple, I have to use bases...I just want to stop. I want to stop wishing whenever I see someone use the same thing as me but so much better than I could hope that I could do...