A few weeks a go, I looked back at some of the first stuff I uploaded on this website. It was okay, I mean I was kinda young, but what struck me the most was my attitude I had. I simply wanted everyone to only 100% love everything I made, so I called anyone with constructive critisism "stupid".
Now that I'm older (holy shit I'll turn 20 this year) I don't have the exact same outlook as I once did. I still think it's disrespectfull and silly of people to on purpose nag and say "this is wrong", definitely, but the thing is - there is no "right" or "wrong" that applies to everything. If I wanted to be anatomically correct or play in a cartoony style, I'd ask for help. But I rarely ask for help.
Because I just know what I'm doing wrong myself. I simply leave my drawing for a while, then poof. And even if I have finished one I look back at it and learn from what I then notice to be wrong.
Nobody can please everyone. It's impossible. But that's what I love about it.
I upload my artwork not expecting anyone to see it these days. Yes, I have followers, but I upload it more for my own sake. But I know that there are people, from all over the world, who enjoy my creations. They enjoy watching me evolve almost as much as I do. I am proud of myself for how much better I have become in a relatively short time. 2013 has been a rocky ride, but my artwork has just kept on getting better. Not everything is great, but that's how I LEARN from it.
So now that 2014 is here, I finally feel ready to put myself out here and show people what I've got. I feel - and it feels weird to admit this - confident. The stuff I'm currently working on is great, and I'm not even writing the biggest one for once.
My goal this year is to knock your socks off with my art. Like, not break your foot but just so the sock flies across half the globe and hits someone in the face.