The new year is approaching, and it's very confronting. The time has come to make new decisions with the right people by your side. Changing my environment, setting new goals and laughing at my own mistakes. I've learned a lot about myself as an artist this year. Developing yourself as an artist can be hard, especially when you have to back your creativity up with business strategies. And even if you're tearing it up on the business tip you still need enough respect from people so that they want to work with you. Every profession has its own scene, you earn respect and build on top of that. "Respect first, then money" aight, but where does the money come in? It comes from the people who trust you and your products. Trust doesn't only matter in relationships between two lovers or friends, it matters at all times. As a brand or selling individual you're always promising something to consumers, a proposition. People Will spend money on art or whatever it is that you produce, Just because they're pretty sure that they are going to be satisfied by it. You would think that every artist finds his own style in a couple of months or weeks. Some do, but the majority doesn't know where to start. The trick is not to focus on it too much. Don't be scared of emulating others in an early stage of development, it can only help you to recognize the things you do and do not like. Take out the things you like, and even if you're literally copying someone's work, it'll never be identical. Be critical. Looking at "ugly" works of art help to point out what's missing, according to you. Just to get that "I would/wouldn't have" going on.
What's it worth, is it even special? It, referring to everything You've ever created. You decide. People might call you a genius or a con artist. It's a very thin line. It depends on your target audience. What goes up must come down, and Hype just speeds this process up, often ruining it for an artist to pull off something more than once without being redundant or becoming stale. Quality over quantity. Besides, we all like to have something no one else has or can get, not everybody will admit that.
I can't stand to see a good work of art with a pessimistic description or caption. Being negative isn't the same as being critical. A Critical person will point out the things that matter, a negative person would criticize without analyzing, assuming that it can't get any better. It can, without a doubt. Just try again and again and again and again. Challenge yourself, it will keep you motivated. You'll never know what you're capable of if you don't try it. Abuse failure, laugh at your old work, break your own record. You are supposed to be the first one to believe in yourself. Treat your projects like a son or daughter. We experience people who talk about their work all the time as annoying and don't except a lot from these bragging beings. Telling people how ugly your work is while it's actually beautiful/acceptable is just dumb. Instead of creating a negative image, point out the good things about your work and be honest about the aspects you don't like without exaggerating. After all, you're the one that knows everything about your creations. Whether you choose to bump mainstream or to knock underground, expose your work. You'll get opportunities, feedback and lots of love from others. Be proud of it and tell your circle, tell us. The internet can do a lot for you, only thing you have to do is to make sure that we can find your work. Are you gonna stand in front of these unlocked doors like a dummy or are you gonna open them and walk down the halls of opportunities? The world is yours.