It’s really really hard to focus and improve on your art and stay confident about it when you’ve been told your whole life that you’re not good and that you have no talent.
Whenever I show someone something I’ve drawn, no matter what it looks like, I will always say, “Sorry, I know it looks bad. Sorry.” Because I feel the need to apologize for something I’ve made, because I’m afraid you might actually laugh at me.
I’m always afraid to move forward and try to improve because I’m scared I can’t. Because I was always told how bad I was at drawing.
So, please, next time you’re scrolling through, say, DeviantART and you see a little doodle made by someone, think twice before you make a nasty comment about it. Because you could seriously fuck someone up and completely destroy their hopes and ambitions for improvement.
Sometimes I don’t feel too bad about my art
Other times I want to take everything I’ve ever drawn and tear it to shreds and then burn it