I am trying to overcome my crippling phobia of my old “art” and decided to share my “success story”. Not the complete and utter lack of skill on the left. I always heard that your hands are 5 years behind your mind’s eye. So here is Solitaire, from his first incarnation 5 years ago to his most recent image. You can do it!
Believe it or not, my friends, I still struggle with the same art block, the same anxiety, the same dysphoria.
But I love it. Creating life gives me life. I struggled in the military for years, and while working, my mind would drift to the worlds, planets and characters so close to my soul. I’d daydream new ways to draw them, conceptualize new tactics for photoshop; and I finally realized. That’s what I should be doing.
If it makes your soul sing and gives you wings; if it makes you feel closer to the stars, closer to your true home, or reminds you that you are connected to the vast web of creation that is life, then you will improve. Let your art speak the beauty of your soul. Let it speak the language we’ve all forgotten and most of all, be proud for taking the journey.
Remember, dear ones, that if you choose to create instead of destroy, you are an artist. <3