Monday, July 21, 2014

Let's Support Each Other As Artists

So I am writing this post not to hurt anyone's feelings or come off as negative, but lately I have really been bugged by the way some of my "friends" have spoken to me about my work. I am not sure if it's jealousy behind it, or just ignorance for having any manners, but I have heard things like this.

"What you do isn't real art, it's cartoons"
"I do support you, I just don't like cartoons"
"You aren't really an artist, you scribble cartoons"
"I didn't know you could draw, I thought you played around with cartoons"

And this could go on forever. Oddly enough these statements are not coming from "fine artists" (which is a whole nother kettle of fish) but from people who also work in ANIMATION! I am not kidding.
Another friend of mine went on and on about how stupid she thinks kids books are and who would pay for that?

So I am writing this today to ask each and every one of you to support each other instead of make stupid insensitive comments like these people have. To be honest and fair I don't love everything my friends do, but I would NEVER in a million years cut them down.

I believe as creatives we need to support each other and lift each other up. Maybe that is just how I was raised.

3 comments:

  1. I agree..100%. It is really nice to see some one say this. I see the same cut-downs and snide comments and it is really sad bc if we supported each other the outcome would probably be better for all of us.

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  2. I know how you feel but your cartoons look amazing based off of what I've seen. You should never take those comments seriously. You will find other people out there who support you, don't feel down. :)

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  3. AWW thank you for the comments! You are both awesome. Yeah it's true. I can't remember what inspired this post exactly, but I think in general we should all support each other as artists and as humans! Hehe happy new year.

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