I am a follower of the Messiah, Yahshua..that is His original Hebrew name. Yahweh Is the Father and He is First in my life. Art is secondary. Yahshua is our Saviour..who died on the 'stake' for our sins. it is written in 'THE WORD'.."Every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess that Yahshua the Messiah is Lord!" Why not do it now? Because later will be too late!
I was always an artist from the time I was little..it was natural. Both of my brothers are artists and one of them is a working artist but they have equal talent. Now me? I am the one who never had any confidence in my work. So..I would do some artwork and then go years without doing anything. The fear was just too much! But since I've come to the Art Colony I've gained confidence because of the comments I've gotten. I want to thank you all.
I worked for Telepictures doing freelance; airbrushing, paste-up business forms (drawing lines by hand with Rapidigraphs), and lots of other things for videos in my late 20's. I took graphic Design at Santa Monica College, California. although I still had no confidence, I made staight A's in everything! I also took calligraphy. I worked for print shops after that doing paste up, and freelanced, then I quit! It was too much pressure. I have trouble with creativity. I'm my own worse critic..but i'm getting better.
Right at the present I've been commissioned to illustrate a series of childrens books. I'm scared to death!!! I haven't done anything like this. I'm using pastels. I'm doing it but I don't know how. lol!
I see a lot of fine, fine artists on here saying they are not good enough and they may as well quit! When I came to this site I was feeling the same way.
Then, I got up the courage, after encouragement from friends on here to show my 'artwork.' Well was I shocked! I got comments I wasn't expecting. They told me my work was great! They encouraged me and liked it. So..I'm not so down on myself now. They really boosted my confidence. I feel so terribly sad when I see an artist who feels…