It's Okay To Make Bad Art
I hereby give you permission to make bad art. In fact, I encourage you to make bad art, if, by trying to avoid making bad art, you’re not making art at all. In my post on making art a habit, I said what you make during your art time doesn’t have to impress anyone. It can be utter crap.
I said that you can make great art in any medium and that’s true, but you won’t be able to make great art in any medium when you first start out with it, or at least, that’s how you’ll feel. I’m saying this as much to myself as I am to you. I need to get over my fear of making art that might not be up to the standards I’ve set for myself.
I just keep thinking of the “two crappy pages a day” that writers swear by. Making bad art could lead to you making good art in the future.
You might consider sketching or doodling also. There’s something very satisfying about creating something without actually worrying about the outcome. That’s what I was doing when I made the picture at the top of this post.
Create, learn, and have fun.
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Painter of portraits and wildlife