+173 Who cares if your art sucks at least your doing something. amirite?

by Anonymous 3 months ago

You still need as much criticism as possible to see how you can improve. NOTHING is worse for an artist than a positive echo chamber.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Yeah, constructive criticism that tells you to keep going and how to get (even) better at what you are doing. But not inhibiting criticism that tells you that you are too bad at what you are doing to continue. The latter is never helpful.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

need to see this tbh

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Maybe I should start drawing again... I was feeling that my art isn't special. It isn't ugly either. I don't know

by Anonymous 3 months ago

If making art brings you joy, then make art. People are always going to judge, especially when they create nothing themselves. The idea that you shouldnt continue doing something if you arent good at it is stupid. Have fun.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Tell that to Hitler.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Maybe he wouldn't have genocided if he was accepted to art school so...

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Your ❎ You're ✅ Then ❎ Than ✅ who cares. ❎ Who cares? ✅

by Anonymous 3 months ago

*you're

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Right.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

You're*

by Anonymous 3 months ago

If you want other people in the room to enjoy your performance, you should probably care whether the people in the room like it or not. Otherwise you are categorically a nuisance. If you're just doing it because you enjoy doing it, the opinion of others should be irrelevant. Some of us rely on criticism to grow and improve. If you aren't interested in that, I'd keep your art to yourself.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

"I don't perform for other people, I do it for me!" I noticed that they aren't playing somewhere alone, though.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

you're doing something

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Part of the reason someone should care, and the reason why I care about things like this and those similar to it is because passionate but talentless artists typically require tax payer funded resources of some sort to support their art by virtue of supporting them. I've come across so many creative types that would create more value for society by learning to code or drive a truck. If it's your hobby (like an alternative to video games), while being gainfully employed, then fine.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Most small musicians I know work 9 to 5. Those who don't wouldn't work even if they weren't musicians.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Government funding for the arts is tight, and even tighter when it comes to individual artists. Plus, grants are not an endless stream of income. They are almost always awarded for specific projects & are highly competitive. And if you look at the numbers, arts funding often generates at LEAST double the revenue as what's been granted. Art is no more or less valuable than coders, truck drivers, or any other occupation. It has been funded by patrons & governments since we've HAD patrons & governments. Without some creative thinkers, which is fostered thru art, we wouldn't have designs for computers & trucks in the first place!

by Anonymous 3 months ago

> Art is no more or less valuable than coders, truck drivers, or any other occupation Objectively not true: Art is a luxury for economies with excess resources and has always been the case. Farmers are a very clear example of an occupation more important than an artist.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Art is in everything... anything & everything you use was designed by someone. Without that creative spark, humanity & civilization don't progress. There are prehistoric cave paintings that show art is part of our daily lives & has been since the dawn of time.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

I have so much to say about this but its 3:50am and my brain is sleepy. Maybe in the morning 😅

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Love that. I hope it helps everyone. But this is the reality. You're art won't suck, or if it does make it better, and also be aware that your art will not be for everyone. Your songs will not be for everybody. And it's fine. Do it for you, for curiosity

by Anonymous 3 months ago

I make folk songs, and because I can't really sing that good, I hate my recordings. But every time I play live I think "oh god I love this so much". And out of 50 people, one or two come to me and ask about my songs, and that's all I need.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

If they paid for it then they deserve to care.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Thanks I really needed this

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Damn

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Lmao no

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Exactly. You will never be judged by someone doing more than you. Only by someone doing less.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Applies to too much stuff.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Honestly, most everyone starts out pretty bad, and that's okay! If you keep going, you're gonna see your art improve over time. Improvement may not feel fast, but when you look back at your old art, you will be amazed at how much you have progressed!

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Negative feedback is very important to improve, but i agree. Not everyone can be good at everything, but at least you are trying unlike a lot of other people. People who are overly critical without the body of work to support it are some of the worst we have to offer (ex half the sports critics in the media)

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Whatever creative work you do, make it for you. If others don't like it? That's not your problem.

by Anonymous 3 months ago

You have to do something badly before you learn how to do it well

by Anonymous 3 months ago

At least YOU'RE*** also, I'd put a coma after "sucks"

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Yes , sure if you want fake, you might need to be good, but they say noodling around is good for mental health and we have precious little of that these days

by Anonymous 3 months ago

Better art than starting a world war and killing a bunch of Jews

by Anonymous 3 months ago

I love how being a mentally stable person is apparently an unpopular opinion

by Anonymous 3 months ago