I know I said that I probably wouldn’t have another post until the reveal of a super secret project (Even though that could be mooonths), here’s one. So there.
There are a great many people, including myself sometimes, that feel put down for the type of art they choose to draw, or the subjects in said art that they choose to draw. Whether it be because you draw anime, Disney, realism, Picasso style, whatever. There are groups of people that hate some styles for various reasons. Sometimes those people can be the first that you come across, and you feel as though you should not keep up drawing what you are drawing. I went over a pretty good amount of “I don’t give a crap about your opinion” in one of my previous posts, “Breaking The ‘Rules’”. But nonetheless, I felt that it was important to me, and possibly to someone reading this, to repost this picture.
‘Twas on the front page of DeviantArt and was done by arkham-insanity. It pretty much sums up the whole matter. Whatever style you choose to draw, or going on to other arts, whatever subject you choose to write on, whatever kind of music you want to write (Even if it is rap… >.> Hehe), or anything else… It is up to you. So long as you feel that the subject is right between you and God, then do it! I write morbid murder scenes in my notebook in church. Bloody church! Do I care what people around me may think about it if they happen to read it while I’m writing it? No, because I write what I like and I like what I write.
I don’t know if I’ll actually encourage anyone reading this, but if I do, then fantastic! If you’ve abandoned what you really love to do for something you don’t like so much, just because some people don’t like it, I challenge you to go back to it, despite what they may say. I know from personal experience that sometimes it is hard putting up with teasing, ridicule or whatever else may come your way. But if you can just get yourself past that and get to the point where it doesn’t really matter, then I can assure you that the enjoyment you get out of doing what you love is worth it.