|What advice would you give to those just beginning?
Find a good teacher that encourages you. Have fun and look to see.
Don't be afraid of the dark.
My advice is to look and listen and take everything in.
People will give advise from all directions. As you move forward in your art take all advice and sort out what applies to your art and put the rest of the advice into the memory bank for a rainy day.
Experience from other artists is the best advice of all as they have been there and done that. Nothing can beat experience.
What inspiring artist's should know is always in the back of my mind because there are several myths. Diligence and perseverance are two major elements that solidify following one's heart. Practice does make illusions perfect.
The main thing to overcome internal fear that, something can not turn out. Recollect yourself small as you drew and as you were not afraid of anything.
draw every day. I was told that by many artists this, but the first was comic book artist Angel Medina. (www.comicbookpros.com) I met him right after my first accident. He and my girlfriend were disagreeing about a signed comic he gave and if we broke up she should keep it. He asked what heppened to me and I told him. He next told me that no matter what always draw every day for at least a half an hour.
To this day even after my second accident I do it an hour a day.
other one is if I can do it then you can.
Keep doing what you are doing and be confident in it, some day someone is going to see that you are doing it and also the reason why you are doing it.
Go for it! There is no bad work, no bad ideas. Don't look back, go forward, and the most important – enjoy in it. Otherwise, no use.
Never listen to anyone else and don't compare your work with anybody. Do what you want to do and don't give a damn.
There is no quick, easy way to success. Art, be it writing, painting, dancing etc is something that needs to be nurtured and practiced. A true artist will keep doing what they do best regardless of whether it is successful or not. It is a question of belief in one’s self and one’s art. Eventually that dedication and honesty to oneself will shine through.
Patience is key. If you rush it, you will dry up soon enough. You will hit the all time high, and then begin to sink. Learn from those you admire, not only their craft, but their lives. Learn both what to do like them, as well as what you must avoid. Care for your talent, and choose your opportunities wisely. Remember that the strength of your foundation, determines the longevity of your work.
I would say, don't be afraid to create, get that idea and make it work.
If you need help with certain aspects, then take classes, or learn what you need to on your own. Art is something anyone can learn and anyone can get good at, you just need to have your heart in the right place.
Do something creative every day, don't get hung up on time (even 15 mins) is valuable time spent. Make sure you find time to nurture yourself, check out Julia Cameron's - The Artist Way and go on regular artist dates!
They should just focus in terms of research,experimentation and practice.
They should also take time before holding an exhibition.
No one gives two shits or a fuck about you or your work, if your okay with that then go for it.
Listen to the advice of other artists when they critique your work. Take the advice and use it. Your friends and family will love your stuff no matter what. That's their job. grow from each piece.
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