So I went over to my grandparents' house today for New years day to eat alot of food and watch them get drunk. Okay no one got drunk with the exception being my dad but ANYWAYS-
My grandpa, while lighting the fireplace, gave me the biggest advise that an artist can receive.
It might sound weird since he said it in Japanese and I can't really perfectly translate but whatever
It was that when you are taught art, you can be taught the techniques and all that smuck, but you can never really "learn" to art or whatever you know? Because every single one of people's artworks are different in their own ways. Wow I really suck at explaining I don't know how my grandpa did it so perfectly but I guess what I'm trying to say is that sure, your art may be good, but there's a WHOLE BUNCH of good artists out there
that can draw the same kind of stuff that you draw. But what makes you a "GOOD" artist, is if your art stands out. There's a reason that artworks of people like Picasso and Leonardo da Vinci stood out. Because they put their 30% into that 100%. Okay that sounded strange but it goes like this-
If you ask 100 artists to draw the same thing- be it still life or fanart of some anime IDK- you're most likely going to get 100 pictures that are sure as hell different- but same in the category of umm style?Mood? IDK but I'm pretty sure you understand what I'm saying. and umm- so you just need to add the 30% of "you" or your kokoro or something to make it YOUR
uhh yeah sorry for the journal spam lately-woops
I hope you guys understood my hard-to-understand blabber ; v ;
I really wanted to post this journal so I won't forget later on.
My grandpa said that his career as an artist was really good- he had people asking for his works non stop because he was neat- clean- precise- and gave them what they wanted. But he only noticed when he was 40 years old- that what he was missing in his artworks all the time was that 30% that I've been talking about. so yeah.
I'm passing on his words of wisdom