Why creative confidence is our life-blood as visual artists.
The two-step approach to building creative confidence
As a basic overview, the best way to build creative confidence in yourself:
- Realize your pictures and art is dope.
- Realize that by not sharing your artwork with others, you’re doing others and society a disservice.
So let me break it down one by one.
1. Realize your pictures and art is dope
First of all, ask yourself:
Do I like my own pictures?
As a photographer and visual artist, you must become your own hypebeast and self-promoter.
If you don’t have confidence in yourself and your own art, how do you expect others to believe in you?
Don’t be humble
My simple suggestion: Don’t be humble.
Society tells us not to yell too loud, or show off, because we might “hurt the feelings of others.”
But realize as an artist, if you want to stay true to your own artistic vision and integrity — you’re gonna step on someone’s toes.
If you stay honest and loyal to your artistic vision, you’re always gonna find someone who doesn’t like you, your art, approach, or technique.
2. Realize that by not sharing your artwork with others, you’re doing others and society a disservice
As a visual artist, it is your duty to share your artwork with others, and to empower others. Realize by not sharing your work, you are doing a positive disservice to society.
What I mean is this:
If there is even one other human being on planet earth that could benefit from your art, you’re hurting them by not sharing your artwork with them.
To me, this is a good stimulus for me to make empowering pictures and information — to ultimately help others.
And for myself, the more I help others, the more happiness, joy, and excitement I feel in life.
So friend, why do you make pictures? Do you seek to benefit others with your pictures? Do you benefit yourself with your own work?
HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF, BE BOLD, AND NEVER DOUBT YOURSELF.