I’m trying to be level-headed about this, and not be too crushed. It just really bites that every time I hold an art contest and offer free stuff, it seems like no one participates because it requires them to actually do something. But when I hold a contest where all anyone has to do is repost something, everyone and their neighbor lines up for it.
I don’t understand… is it just that people automatically assume that their artwork isn’t good enough and they won’t win anyway? Or is it really too much work to draw a picture? Because if it’s the former, then no one is going to win, because no one is entering because no one thinks they’re good enough… That’s a sad way to live.
Have some self-esteem, people! You don’t have to be the very best like no one ever was! You just have to have confidence, man. And confidence is a crucial part of becoming better at what you do.
If you’re afraid that your work isn’t good enough, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t show it off. Practice makes perfect, and if you show off what you do now, you’ll be surprised how many people like it. And what’s more is that when you do start to improve, people will have all your older stuff to look at and see how far you’ve come.
I know it’s probably a little late to be saying this for the contest, since it’s ending in a little more than a week… But the same stuff applies, even when no contest is involved.
Don’t hide your creativity just because you don’t think it’s good enough. Remember: You are your own worst critic.
In other news, there really isn’t any news, except that no one from “nonspecific production company” has said a word to me in two months, and I’m starting to think it’s not going to happen. So, if you’re a *different* production company, and you’re actually *serious* about working with me, do feel free to contact me, because it’s not like I haven’t also tried to make contact with them, only to be ignored.