Art it's a funny thing, Dates back as long as we can remember recording it and further to the early crude cave paintings to the finest sculptures and drawings of the renaissance and some questionable works of the modern age. But art is more than a industry that in some media would have you believe is the very foundation of art.
Art is more than fancy drawings and explosive wit and creativity it is in its very nature and foundation the heart and soul of a single or collective being be it a solo endeavour to produce the single most fantastic piece of artwork history has ever known such the likes of the Mona Lisa, Sistine Chapel ect, or a collective body of artists grouping together in a team effort to construct something they are proud of putting their names to such the likes of the Eiffel Tower, Sagrada Família ect,
Every where you look and every where you step you will see art, art is every where art is in everything and in every one but there are only a selective few who are artistic enough to use it not everyone can draw but it doesn't matter with the tools of today almost anyone can try to be an artist there are more freelance and unknown artists in the modern world than there was 100 years ago.
But there is one thing that nags at me the one thing as an artist I used to do before I realized it held me back that I am sure all the artists in the world past present and yes quite possibly in the future have done and are going to do and that's compare your own art work with that of another artists work.
And once you see how good theirs is I bet you have said to yourself what's the point I will never be as good as them, My drawing is rubbish, I'm not going to draw any more and my personal favourites they're better than me, why can't I draw like them, It's hopeless and what's the point of drawing if there's going to be someone better than me.
STOP IT! Stop comparing yourself's to an artist as someone who is superior to you and start doing it as an equal. Each time you slag your own work off scrunch it tare it to shreds you are damaging your confidence, self esteem and your artistic flare.
Your are damaging the very thing in your lives you love without art there's no heart and with out heart there is no art because art is Heart and you cant spell heart without ART.
Art is what has kept humanity going to keep striving for better so next time you compare your art to that of another don't through it away think how can I strive to be better with my work how can I as an artist better myself and my work.
And the simple answers to those questions is keep doing art keep drawing, painting, sculpting try different mediums of art don't solely focus on one find the medium you're best at and focus on it the most while keeping in mind and practising the others to improve on them and be optimistic about your work.
The life of an artist is not easy it's hard, long and tiring but the treasure trove at the end is well worth the sweat, blood and tears that you'll put into the journey.
Just keep at it don't stop make time to draw put down the video games turn off the TV and put some music on and make some ART with HEART.
Listening to: jazz but almost anything
Reading: Orcs by Stan Nicholls
Watching: 100, watched Almost Human and Grimm and many more
Playing: Thief, Destiny, Ryse Son Of Rome, Wolfenstein.
Eating: noodles and a Hershey bar
Drinking: Cream soda earl Gray tea and coffee