Anonymous asked: Where do i go if im young, uninspired, trying, and overall intimidated by art?
Go to yourself. Find your interests and let your art become a vehicle for them, whether or not they exist in the paintings themselves or what they are trying to convey. Never judge yourself against the progress of others, trust your sense of satisfaction to let you know that you’ve worked hard and always be looking for ways to push yourself just a little harder.
Use everything you can to get inspired - photographs, beautiful paintings, things you see on walks, people, myths, histories and old car parts. Use the work that impresses you the most as landmarks to steer yourself. Don’t worry about style, that will come along on its own as you do enough work.
Keep your intimidation but never let it stifle you, it’s there for a reason but for every aspect of art that intimidates you also let it create a sense of wonder - that someone has been there before and paved the way for you in the process. Remember that the only prerequisite for beautiful art is hard work, and nothing else. It’s all up to you, and as long as you never quit you will make it.
Practice diligently, the most basic and fundamental of practices yield the greatest returns. Never be afraid to see yourself turn out something unpleasing, your growth is what we are concerned with and you will assure it with continued rigor.
That aside, you’ll have to do a lot of searching yourself. If you have any other questions, or felt I covered any part of this too generally, ask me and I’ll help you along as much as I can.