WHAT IF I FAIL?

I don't have a whole lot of words this week. I've spend hours on creating the two pages I'll show today and honestly it has used up all my energy. That's what happen when you tend to overthink everything.

I'm not even going to show you my first attempt at drawing - let's call them - art journal faces. I had so much trouble letting go of everything I had learned these past months about drawing. 

So I spend hours looking at other people's creation. The curve of the lips, the eyes, the hair - some of the things I struggled with because I had already spend so much time on perfecting these details.

So these don't exactly feel they are mine because they are inspired by others. It's not my imagination running wild as I dreamed of but it is a start!
Of course there's a downside to finding inspiration from others - it'll be more challenging finding my own style. But that will have to wait until I feel more comfortable with this style.

This post will be linked up to Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Every Day and Kim Dellow's Show your face.

Comments

  1. Love your sweet faces and the quote on the first one! Beautiful work! Happy PPF and a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  2. You have said so well for what I too think.....I love to be a copy cat artist as everyone seems to inspire me.....but what is in my own soul and can I express that on paper. Thanks so much for your honesty. I love it. Hugs.

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  3. I absolutely adore your girls you have shared with us. I too find inspiration from my fellow artists as well as The Old Masters, but what I create from that Inspiration comes from inside me. I love that being inspired by someones art connects me to that artist in some way, and so on. I have been creating for two and a half years and yet to find my style but i trust it will develop as my skills develop, in the mean time I'm having fun.

    Your quote is so apt, our fear of success can stop us soaring high. Hugs Debs xx

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  4. Your faces are great...and I think we all go through that phase of doing art in someone else's style. It's part of the process of finding your own. Be patient with yourself and it will come.

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  5. I'm also beginner, and your face is fantastic and the page delicate and beautiful ♥

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  6. they are such sweet portraits! Many of us learn by others-whether it's by looking at the master's works, or from fellow blogging artists or books written by artists to teach techniques etc. I see nothing wrong with emulating someone's art so long as you use it as a jumping board because eventually I think you DO find your own style:) Keep up the good work!

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  7. These are gorgeous faces and I imagine the background with colour is all your style. I think you are so incredibly talented that your own style will eventually emerge! Just trust yourself!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. I love the background in these faces and the soft colours. I'm sure almost everyone starts with copying other artists, but even if you give one example to 10 people to copy, there will still be 10 different faces. Similar perhaps, but I believe everyone has their own style and the more you paint and draw, the more your own style comes through. So just keep going, your own style will be there in full bloom before you know it :-)

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  9. These are fabulous!! Wonderful backgrounds to compliment two faces with so much expression.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  10. Gorgeous work. I agree with you about the feeling like it isn't yours yet, I'm exactly the same. We all have to learn somewhere and studying other's work is a good place to learn and then we get more confident with our own style and it shines through. Thanks for linking up to Show Your Face and for the shout out too. Kx

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