We all have that battle in our heads I believe. Since that voice in our head is our own, even if we succeed at beating ourselves up we lose. You know what I mean ? It is said that God will give us all the miracles we allow him to give us, so why not let him. After all, it is we who are our own worst critics and reality is only six inches wide...the space between our ears !!!
:T i love how everyone these days are convinced they have voices in their head? the only voice in your head is your own unless you have a mental disorder hon.
if you can say 'im everything i need to be and im not giving up so fuck you' then that's not you arguing with someone else in your head, that's you realizing something you once believed is now incorrect. they have a word for that too it's called a 'revelation' : P lol
point is; if you can say that to the supposed 'voice' who said you couldn't, then there really wasn't a 'voice' saying that to you in the first place. that 'voice' was actually you.
but you've grown to realize you were wrong, which takes a certain level of maturity to accomplish, because no one likes admitting their own faults. so i commend you on your revelation. continue to have more, as they will lead you to great places. ~
It's just an expression. Unless people do have a mental problem where they literally hear voices, people just say there are "voices in their head" when they're talking about the opposite sides of their logic, like the two sides of an argument, or the different perspectives to a conflict. It's just a phrase that deals with psychological meaning.
Sometimes even your own thoughts can feel like they're other people screaming at you though and even though you might he arguing with yourself it is still an argument... But i agree with you on the matter that the artist's mindset is commendable.
Don't you ever give up, you're worth your weight in gold AND THEN SOME ! ! ! I feel for you, it's not easy being young. Most people don't even think about. It's funny that we never see youth as being hard, not until it smacks us right in the face. If you ever need someone to talk to, I'm a pretty good at listener, this old hippy lady is almost 60 and is always good at figuring out solutions to headaches. Like I said (57 almost 60). I'm an artist and I like helping the younger set whenever I can.
Greetings. I've read your comment and thought about asking you for some tips, if that's ok with you .
Here is the story of a battle with two of the most trickier hobbies out there, writing and drawing. It's very exciting ( and rewarding ) to finish a work of your own, but the road is always paved with difficulties, and the destination is most of the times unreachable. That's kind of how I feel about these two. It takes time and lots of practice to get better, and I'm not committing enough to get that done.
Eh. Anyway, I've been writing for three years, give or take a year of procrastination and another 7 or 8 months due to blocks and hiatuses and all that. With drawing, I've achieved much less. It's very harsh to start with nothing, and hard to find the will to press on when I compare what I do with what I'd like to do.
So what this sums up to is: How can I get past these insecurities? They're plaguing me every time I have the initiative to write or draw. I get started, and several minutes after my enthusiasm goes poof and I begin to question the quality of the drawing/story.
Hey, I know you weren't talking to me, but I really wanted to put something in. Like you said, after a while your enthusiasm and motivation disappears, (and I should know because I am the WORST procrastinator! XD) but every single type of artist goes through this. I have to be in the right mood to work on a piece, so when that happens to me, I normally walk away for a little while, then I come back later and feel the inspiration again. If you're working on a nice piece, obviously you won't finish it in a few minutes, so no matter what you'll eventually get bored, and when that happens, you gotta take a break. And about questioning the quality -- Just keep going with what you're doing! No matter how it turns out, it will still be worthy because it was done by you; nobody else. However, just because it may turn out completely different than what you originally planned, then just start another picture! Don't let the first one go to waste, because it may end up being even better than the other one -- just a different pose, setting, mood, or whatever. So try to keep as much of your work as possible, and if it's not what you wanted, you can always try and retry! Hope this helped any! <3
OK Gotcha, Yea it's a bitch getting excited to do a bit of write or draw and "poof" it's gone(just like that, God where did it gooooo?)Well, that's just it, my motivation IS my imagination, and this is how I get it going; I start by imagining what it would be like to be discovered as a professional artist. How it would feel to be appreciated as a star where all of the successful musicians will want your artwork (quotes as well) on their cd covers and promos. Now, it's at this point where I start to imagine my favorite group starts looking through My Artworks!! As your imagination starts, think what it would be like to be listening to your favorite of the group telling you what they would like to see...and here's the trick...Go over your favorite song by this group and really get into the words of that song and put it into your next art project!! Bring those ideas to life, just follow the song and what they're trying to convey through their words, so NOW you're going to put a picture with those words. Oh, did I mention that once you've finished why not make this your next mission CONTACT THAT GROUP(Twitter works good)and you can take it from there....(;~)) Keep in contact with me and I'll help you as best as I can, and don't be afraid to ask me anything(NO QUESTION IS EVER STUPID).