Reblogged from cumber-porn
Ivorylungs started this brilliant movement called “bad art is good art" to help encourage the newbies out there who have just come into themselves as artists and who are struggling against harsh criticism and hate on the web. (I’m a little late to the party but you guys have no clue how deep into my closet I had to venture to get those damn oldies okay? Seriously… I got fucking lost back there. It’s really dark.)
Despite popular belief (and I have no idea where it came from), talent doesn’t happen overnight. It’s cultivated, nurtured, and practiced day in and day out, sometimes for many years. Artists aren’t born talented either, but I believe that we are born with a brilliant sense of awareness of what makes the world beautiful and we strive to be able to capture that ourselves.
One thing my professor said to me my sophomore year, and I’ll never forget it, he said: “For every good drawing, there are 100 bad drawings”.
You’re all amazing. Just keep practicing. Believe in yourself. Draw every single day. And don’t you DARE let anyone’s artwork or words convince you that your passion isn’t worth fighting for because it absolutely is. The journey might be rough, but GOSH is it ever worth it. Don’t give up.