wishtea asked: Hii Aero (is it okay to call you that? or do you prefer by other names?), are you comfortable sharing your art with your family, or is it sheltered in the privacy of your room? I tend to do the latter because I don't feel comfortable drawing in front of anyone, even though there's nothing to hide. Just checking if this is a common problem among artists, or if it's something I have to conquer eventually (｡･･｡)
Aero, that’s my name! Please do call me by it, and thanks for asking! :D
Hm, interesting question! Years ago when my life was to sit in a room and study to get good grades, my parents thought drawing was an unwelcome distraction. Whenever they saw me drawing and not studying, they scolded me, so I learned to hide my art. It got harder and harder to hide my stuff in high school though, because that’s when I fell into a deep depression and my OCs were practically the only thing keeping me going every day. Even though I’ve worked things out with my parents since then, I still have the gut reaction to hide my art. Now I have a major complex about showing anything to other people (the fact that I made this blog is a big step forward).
I can really relate to what you’re feeling. I also avoid drawing in front of other people, so we’re similar in that regard. Maybe this arises from shyness and insecurities, but art is ultimately a form of expression and as long as the things you draw come from deep within you no one should tell you that it’s bad or wrong. It might be a confidence issue (at least on my part for sure), but from what I’ve seen of your art there’s nothing to be embarrassed about! I suppose it might also depend on what sort of art you plan on doing (say, as a career where you’d have to draw in front of others) but if you just do it for fun, it might not turn out to be such a big issue. Although I’d say art is definitely meant to be shared, so please share your wonderful art with us! :D I know it’s easier said than done, but let’s both work hard to break out of our shells a little bit at a time.
Thanks for asking, and sorry for how long it turned out to be. I tend to gush when people ask me things, haha.
It’s midterm/essay week, so have some really haphazard doodles that were done under duress
He’s ready to smash you to bits
Fun fact: her hair was purple for 4 years until this post
My characters are getting way too bishounen I apologize
Quick doodle before class! I feel like I’m starting to draw like I did back then! HUZZAH