Just some doodles!
Just some doodles!
Anonymous said: I'm planning on pursing an art major in college, but I'm honesty scared that my art skills aren't sufficient enough and are mediocre. Is there any advice you could offer?
This question is probably way beyond me, but all I can tell you is that you’re never going to know whether your art is sufficient, mediocre, etc. As we evolve, our standards grow too. There are amazing artists who whip out amazing work, and then go “ah this drawing sucks! I’m a failure.”
The thing is, being scared because you feel that you’re skills aren’t sufficient enough is a sign of resistance. Its like coming up with a story for a short - you just need to start writing the story than be worried whether it’ll be the next Mona Lisa. I’m a believer of progression, so there are always baby steps.
What I’m trying to say is, you just have to jump into the deep end. You can’t keep worrying whether you are good enough for a certain job, school or assignment. You can’t be afraid of rejection. You just have to do your best, and see where it takes you. If you really REALLY feel you aren’t ready, then find alternatives that will help you get closer to your goal, such as going to classes, and other personal studies. If you get accepted in a program, awesome. If you didn’t, that’s fine. I have a huge share of rejections I’ve gotten, one example being Sheridan college which I got rejected twice from their animation program.
It’s better to be rejected than to regret for not trying.
Speaking of skills, try not to think of it as “sufficient, good, or mediocre” but more like “Am I growing by doing this?”
just go for it yo.
My good friend Toniko has some serious words of wisdom…I actually really needed to hear this right now as I’m on the cusp of starting a new project and was having serious doubts about it and myself. But Toniko’s completely right, it’s not about if it’s good or not, you just have to grow and enjoy it.
2nd Year film at CalArts!
Two lost siblings make their way from Mexico City to the City of Angels.
Inspired by my mom’s story of moving to Los Angeles with her family, and my connection to the colorful culture of a Mexican American. Happy Cinco De Mayo!
My good friend Lolly made a beautiful film…such a great vibe! I always choke up at the end!