Man, I remember during high school I spent so much time complaining about deviantart content, how so many people were making super beginner ms paint drawings of poorly anime eyed zim characters and what not. I wasted so much time fuming about that junk, and it’s so embarrassing to think back on, because really, I’m glad there’s a space like deviantArt and tumblr for amateur and beginning artists to post their material.
In this day and age where everything online is so connected and viral, there’s fewer and fewer spaces available for people to just be NEW at something. People need a place where they can be bad, make mistakes, grow as an artist and then years later look back and go “yeesh, glad no one saw that.”
Because lord knows, in the ten years I’ve been on the internet posting drawings and whatnot, I would have never survived the kind of scorn and mockery some of the “anti-bad art” trolls I was admiring were dealing out. I’m so glad I was never discouraged enough to the point of being afraid to post drawings online, and it honestly breaks my heart to think of how many young kids have been shooed offline by older people mocking and insulting them relentlessly.
I’m glad I outgrew that immature mindset. I may toss around lots of complaints now and then about my time in college, but these last few years really have been super beneficial for me with regards to maturing towards being more of a decent human being.
Post your creations. Make connections with people. Find positive communities. Don’t be afraid of screwing up, because you WILL screw up. It’s how you learn to adapt from your mistakes that helps you get better.
I was sick of feeling so insecure about my recent psoriasis flare-up. So for the first time, instead of hiding and hating my own skin, I decided to embrace my flaws and wear my spots with pride. Turning my spots into leopard print with a little artwork.
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it’s late but i wanted to give you a birthday doodle.
AHHHH. Ahahaah thank you!! That is amazing I can’t even-
It’s the beeest of both wooorlds
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I knew I matured when I realized every situation doesn’t need a reaction. Sometimes you just have to leave people to continue to do the lame shit that they do. — (via y9s)
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