Overcoming Insecurities in Illustration
Today, I want to share a personal journey —dealing with the ups and downs of being an illustrator. We all have moments when we doubt our skills and feel unsure about our art. If you've ever felt this way, know that you're not alone. Let's talk about my recent project and how I'm handling these insecurities.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned an exciting project I started working on—an awesome children's book! I'm super grateful for the chance to be a part of it. I can't spill all the details just yet (I'll tell you more when it's published), but this project means a lot to me.
Amidst the excitement, I've been struggling with self-doubt about my drawing skills. In college, I used to draw every day, but life got busier, and I couldn't keep up. Now, I can feel the impact on my hand's ability and the quality of my art. It's tough when I can't draw the characters the way I want, especially in different poses and angles. Even after many attempts, doubts still creep in.
It's frustrating, but I'm determined to create amazing characters and illustrations that do justice to the fantastic text I've received. To grow, I'm investing time in my development. I'm taking courses on drawing and character design to sharpen my skills and expand my creativity. I want to regain the confidence and precision I seek in my art.
Have you faced similar struggles? If so, how did you handle them? I'd love to hear your experiences and tips for overcoming artistic insecurities. Let's build a supportive community where we learn from each other and grow together. Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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