Artist Mini Interview - February 2017
With the many years of collective experience amongst the DBH Community, we reached out and asked our artists what advice they would give themselves when starting out in their art career. Here’s what they said: Joka232 Never stop pushing yourself. Always go for the impossible because I always wished I failed and got back up wiser and better than ever to have never tried in the first place.
TJKernan Be yourself, and just make what you want! When I first started back into art I looked into trending styles, and what was popular and selling, and tried to emulate that. That way didn’t feel genuine, it felt like I was not a real artist, just someone looking for another way to make a buck. Just make the art you want, and hope that others appreciate it for the skill and passion you put into it.
LellecoDark Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, ever! Creativity doesn’t have the right or the wrong way, it’s all about what you really feel and want to be doing/expressing. Turn your heart inside out, find that way and then just be constant.
Awytoo I would wanted to take business courses or read some books, just because drawing – it’s not really the way to get money. Selling your drawings, that’s what you need. But this is a whole different topic. Art is not measured by money. Value does not exist. You have to make art for art but you can sell it for money afterwards.
Loriesque Advice to myself from the future: Draw what you know, draw what you like. Criticism is not an end all/be all. Take the parts you want or deem beneficial. But keep going, keep learning, and keep drawing.