This has been something that has been bothering me for the past few years, every time I encounter someone who’s just started as an artist, they put themselves down because they’re intimidated by artists who are more experienced. Intimidation is something that every artist has (or will) encounter in their lives, and they need to pull through that fear in order to grow as an artist. Take that intimidation and be inspired about it. What makes it intimidating? What makes their work look so unique? That’s where your learning opportunistic moments will occur, you find those reasons and you create something new out of all that you’ve learned!
I believe that anyone, ANYONE, can become an artist. It takes dedication and determination, but I promise you that drawing is one of the most rewarding art forms I’ve ever experienced. You will always learn something new with it, therefore, the fun never stops!
A vent comic about self hatred, expectations and standards that are set up for failure, pushing away friends, and trying again despite the mostly self-inflicted odds.
A little appreciation post for Kathy Zielinski showcasing the villains she worked on in animated films. :D
She’s a great inspiration to all aspiring ladies in the animation business. She currently works at Dreamworks.
- Hexxus (Fern Gully)
- Jafar (snake and as beggar - Aladdin), Tzekel-Kan (The Road to El Dorado)
- Frollo (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
It’s a mistake to idealize the Western North American Mushroom Man society, while they are generally peaceful creatures they have their share of societal flaws. They also have distinct social economic classes, although individually they seem to be able to jump from one class to another on a whim.