Hey guys, here's a lil motivational quote I shared on Facebook - thought I'd do the same here.
It's from a Director at Disney.
I'm sharing it as well, not so much on here - but I see a lot of Artists stressing out on their skills on various sites, all the time - way too often! So I find this guy sums up the fact there is no need to stress, and anyone who follows Bobby Chiu will know he says the same thing. One of my main motivations is my own improvement, exploration and growth, not how well I'm doing compared to my peers; as some are shooting way past me, but so what! That's their path not mine. Anyway this guy writes it very nicely
Have a good week! Thanks for all the feedback and stuff recently <33333
"WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS
Artists are emotional creatures. We feel things deeply. We see the world around us, react to it and base our work off of those reactions. Our work represents ourselves. It's us. Not just what our bodies can produce but what our minds and hearts have to say.
We want people to like what we do. If we didn't, we'd just draw, paint, sculpt, dance, act and write in our own living room with no documentation or recording of it. But we don't do that because we want our work to be seen. We want to express ourselves to people and, in turn, produce a reaction in them. Our emotions create the art and our art creates emotions.
But there are days when our emotions get the best of us. They let us down. They didn't give us the strength and motivation that we need when we're discouraged or struggling. They convince us that we are "no good". That we have no talent. Or that the talent we do have us not as much as, or as good as, the talent of another person.
Ultimately, the struggles that we have- the creative blocks we all face- come from comparing ourselves to others. I'm not as good as that person. I'm not as successful as that person. That person is at the level I want to be at and I don't have it in me to get there. I do this constantly. But I realized a few years ago that what I SHOULD be doing is comparing myself to myself. I find that when I step back and evaluate where I've come from, and where I am in relation to that. I feel much healthier. Block out all those other people and focus on YOUR work. Are you better today than you were yesterday? Were you better yesterday than you were the day before? Better than you were six months ago? A year ago? Twenty years ago? If the answer is "yes", then you're on the right path. If the answer is "no" you've got work to do. But the only person you have to be better than is yourself. That constant growth, improvement and evolution is the mark of a healthy artist. Instead of looking around the room to see what everyone else is doing, keep your eyes on your own paper. YOU have to be the best artist you can be and the only person that can drive that evolution is YOU!
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