Sometimes it’s good to stop caring

I think the reason I hate my recent art so much is that it’s so very self-conscious. I’m having trouble letting go of the need to make every little thing as good as I can and my hesitation shows in every shaky line and garbled anatomical construction.

I make better art when I’m not being fussy.

I actually finish stuff then too.

This epiphany brought to you by a pinball machine doodled mindlessly on a sticky note.


About braineatsbrain

Recently diagnosed with bipolar. Twice. This is where I'm going to try to make sense of that. Expect introspection, unfocused anger, and random art.
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2 Responses to Sometimes it’s good to stop caring

  1. mabelstanley says:

    When I was an art model, one of the things my favorite painting professor always always said was “Don’t. Be. Precious.” One time, she strapped a kid’s arm to a yardstick to force him to paint from a distance, so he couldn’t be all up in the detail, and couldn’t get so close he couldn’t see the model. I’ve been saying it a lot to myself lately, and so I gift it to you- Don’t. Be. Precious. ;)

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