i’m a strong believer that not everything you do needs an explanation. if you want a tattoo, get one. if you rather stay home that night, it’s okay to miss that party. don’t forget that you’re living for yourself. you don’t owe anyone an explanation for your choices or preferences.
people who use tumblr and talk about how discussions about social issues on here dont make a difference in real life think so small and sound accepting of the ignorance
i dont understand how you could dismiss the power of the internet and the spreading of ideas and how many people it reaches
like there are so many topics of discussion on here i wasnt taught in college or afforded the oppurtunity to have conversations about
the internet and its users are powerful
When I draw I always feel like there’s something I’ve left behind in terms of creativity and ingenuity in that I think that I’ve become so focused on the details and getting everything just so and become so uncompromising with the presence of mistakes that I might in the end achieve what I set out to but it’s never as vivid as I see it in my head.
There’s always something missing.
That flair, I suppose, is lost, not in translation, but in my stringency and need for control.
So far the best advice I’d ever heard was to ‘draw what you see’.
It was powerful to me because it was so simple and clear in its message so that’s what I always thought of when I was trying to teach myself the basics.
Recently, the second-best thing I’ve come across was to ‘make mistakes with purpose.’
To not fret when something goes wrong. Instead, make it work for you. Make it seem like that was part of the plan all along.
I guess that’s what happened in the end. That in my need for perfection I lost freedom and instilled fear in my work. So the drawing ends up being nothing more than a drawing.
And I supposed that stands for approaching life too? Don’t be so stubborn with your methods or so uncompromising with your execution. Let go of the need to control everything so ruthlessly and make room for mistakes. But make room for mistakes in such a way that you can give them purpose they would have never had otherwise.
Oh and fckperfection.