I haven't posted in a long fucking time because I'm so busy I literally don't even sleep enough anymore.
Multi tasking is definitely for the warrior.
So here's a video of me drawing a beard strand by strand from a piece I did a while back.
The secret to improving as an artist no matter at what level you're at, is to TAKE YOUR TIME AND PUT THE EFFORT into every fucking thing you do.
This is a lesson that I'm also applying consciously for my tattoo work. And if people cannot understand or appreciate a labour intensive and detail oriented artistic approach, then maybe it is better they fuck off and move on to cheap shit.
If you want to do good work and grow, it is NECESSARY you pay attention to detail and put the time.
Drawing isn't easy. It takes a lot of patience. Inner peace and war. And mostly the desire to thrive and better yourself.
I am very hard on myself for everything I do. I literally drive myself to tears. And even then, nothing ever feels like it's good enough so I keep competing with myself. I beat myself down hard, I cry, I get up again and go at it over and over again until my chest feels it's cracking in half.
Everytime I draw, everytime I pursue a blank piece of paper or bare skin when I tattoo someone, I ALWAYS feel scared shitless. It's a fear I've gotten used to ... A kind of deep uncertainty and panic. But you just look at it in the eye. And you approach forward no matter how scary it is. People that don't find the balls to do so end up like Hitler. A frustrated little man who wanted to be an artist but never had the guts to jump in and pursue the emptiness of a blank canvas. So instead he ended up mass murdering innocent people.
I'm always scared out of my mind to draw and tattoo people but I DO IT EVERY DAY.
Hahahahaaa 🤣 it's fucking great.