There are a few factors that may leave you thinking, ‘I’m not a good artist’. At some point in our lives, every artist has these thoughts and it’s normal. Let’s get into why, shall we.
I’ve been doing art since I was a very little girl. I grew up in a very creative family. My grandparents loved ceramics and painting, so I naturally picked it up while I was around them.
I started noticing how much people were commenting on my arts and crafts. Maybe it was a mother’s love, or a grandmother trying to build me up. Whatever the case may have been, I started to love art.
As I got older and matured, (not quite emotionally) is when I experienced my first few.. uhmm… reactions. This was when the thought occurred to me, that I may not be a good artist.
So I set out trying a series of popular art, never sticking with more than one or two, when I realized that specific genre wasn’t for me. I would equate that thinking to, I must not love it = it’s not that good anyway = I must not be a good artist.
Keep playing with art and find what you like because there are endless methods. I got back into to art by trying fluid art.
Unfortunately it could just be that our insecurities take over. So you may believe if everyone doesn’t love it, then no one loves it, including ourselves. These persistent ideals can go as far as make you quit in the art world.
Artist will struggle with this from time to time. It is normal, because we are human. Don’t give into the destructive and untrue thoughts and don’t let it drag you down! You can read more about thoughts and how to create again here.
It can be also argued that these thoughts of amateur skills and inexperience can actually make you become a better artist.
Knowing that there is room to grow, we can strive to be better artist and hone in on our style of art.
On the other hand, we don’t want to create art just to please people and to prove that we are good artist. So, let’s keep a clear perspective on why we do art.