For many years as an artist I struggled with the fact that I didn’t draw as well as my influences, or other artists that I thought had superior talent. I was comparing myself to these artists which caused this competition within my head because my work was not as good as theirs. I questioned my level of talent, which would cause me frustration. I get emails from people who struggle with this all the time, they too create their own competition and frustration.
Through out the years I have learned to be inspired by others work and not intimidated by it. My philosophy is that I do not have to be the best, I just have to do my best.
Wallace Wattles, had a great quote he said, “do not be competitive, be creative.” Don't waste your time looking at what the competition is doing, create something new. Look at your goals, your interests, your abilities, not the goals, interests, and abilities of others. Do it for yourself!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Here are a few of my graduating students latest work from my online character design course. www.schoolism.com. They just wrapped up their nine weeks, learning everything from design fundamentals, to clean-up and turnarounds. I give them a character to design for week one before I start teaching and by week nine they draw the same guy. Some students just want to learn how to push their shapes, others are starting from ground zero.
New semester starts this coming monday and the following one will start in about 12 weeks.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
I just returned from a great time at the San Francisco Wondercon and an all day lecture workshop at San Jose State. I drew these of the people walking by at the con. I also wanted to share a really cool search engine with you that I saw on fox news. I like it better than google.