Dear Miss Hanna, how do you explain your whish to become an artist to parents who want you to be a doctor and would be very disapointed if you do not? on the one hand i am terrified to disapoint them, which led to me giving up even trying to become a better artist; but i am starting to feel more and more unappy because i do not have a reason for learning so much at school and getting the good marks. i don´t know what i actually want anymore. i am confused and indicisive. what´s your opinion?
This is a really big question! Unfortunately it’s one of those things you have to figure out for yourself. There are too many things I don’t know about your life in order to give good advice.
On the note of talking to your parents I think its important that you first of all explain that you’re unhappy with how things are now and that you don’t know if you want to be a doctor. Make them understand that you have to be able to choose your own path in life and still get love and support, because it’s your life and it’s important that it’s worth living. But yeah, try not to drop everything on them at once. The talk about being an artist can come later - after you’ve looked into what “becoming an artist” would mean for your life and know that it’s still something you really want to try. Getting as much information about this as you can will help you decide.
And if you can you should really try to keep your grades/marks good, because thats never a bad thing.
Big questions like these are best tackled by some type of counselor. Check if there’s anyone at your school, or ask a teacher where you can find one.
I absolutely love your work, and went to the Peow shop and wow wee woo wah your stuff is getting me pumped to want to make beautiful things, but right now it feels like my drawing is never going to get to the level I want it at. But seeing your stuff is just really pumping me up. (sad that new frontier is sold out)
Hey! aw wow! I love inspiring ppl to create! it’s the best! I think most artists feel at times that their work isn’t at the level they want it to be, but you gotta focus on enjoying the process! Because it’s that feeling that got us all into art to begin with (I hope), and it’s so sad when ppl loose it. SO keep being pumped up and enjoy it and create awesome stuff now! cus everytime you do you’ll get better at it! win-win (yeah, but I’ll make another frontier book that is bigger better faster stronger)
I got your 2013-02-01 from Peow! and it was so delightful. I let my girlfriend read it and she looked at me and said, "This girl is literally me. She *gets* me." Can't wait to read more of your stuff! New Frontier is supposed to be a whole big story, right?
Aw, thanks! Your girlfriend must be totally awesome! And yeah - New Frontier is supposed to be a whole big story! (actually several short stories connected by… something) Can’t wait to show it to y’all!
Umm… I’m not all that used to drawing digitally so I dont really know much about these things. But I’ve been using the Stumpy 6 pt pencil from this pack a lot! (for photoshop, you add it as a tool and not pencil for some reason..?) I’d love to find a good free pencil that looks like ink and inkwash tho!