February Issue: Love!

Hello! I hope you’re having a good day today! I’m so excited to be announcing this Month’s Issue on The Artistics!! As you know by the titleof this post, it’s love. You know, St. Valentine’s Day is on the 14th and all… 😊 We, The Artistics writers are going to be writing along this month love […]

A Blessing In Disguise: A Letter to My Grade School Me

Dear Grade-School Me,

I bet you’re crying again.

People always thought you were a crybaby. They thought you were fragile like a feather. Let me tell you that it’s okay to cry.

I bet you’re mad again.

That’s one of your character flaws, a nasty temper. You’re quick to anger and that’s why some people hate you. I remember that you threw your stuff at the wall because of your rage and got reprimanded by it by your teacher.

In time, you started noticing this things and that people don’t like you for these flaws. You strive to change and you did but one thing happened: once you committed these mistakes again, you started beating yourself up.

I want to give an advice but I don’t want to sound hypocritical. Up to this day, when I do a mistake, even if it’s just a minor one, I beat myself up.

I always think that I’m not good enough and I keep failing at things. I fear that people will hate me when I start failing, making mistakes. I constantly felt afraid of what will happen if I do something wrong.

That’s when I started doubting myself, not trusting in neither my strength nor my talents.

So you might ask, who the hell am I to tell you an advice?

I’m a person who also needs this advice. I’m a person who needs to be constantly reminded of this. I always struggle to keep this in my head so this letter is also a way of helping me.

As cliche as it may seem (even though you don’t know what cliche means, just search it up), you’re human. We’re not perfect. This is basic knowledge, I know, but sometimes, we always try to solve something with something complicated that we tend to forget the fundamentals.

You should not beat yourself up when you do something wrong. It’s okay to make mistakes because you’re human. Maybe people will be annoyed with your mistake but deep down they know you made a mistake because you’re not perfect. You should remember that that you’re not perfect.

With mistakes, we learn to be better. With mistakes, we are reminded that we’re in the right path of things. We are reminded that we’re trying our very best in life. You see, mistakes are sort of a blessing in disguise.

Credits to the owner of the art. If anyone knows the artist, please let me know so we can credit him/her properly!

All About Me – Jeffrey

Good afternoon everyone!

My name is Jeffrey Hunt. I recently started a freelance business last year and built my own website. I’ve also recently learned that there are artists out there that have people doing the “web” part for them. From everything that I learned over the last year, I find that sometimes I spend more time messing with the widgets, page functions, and latest theme updates to advertise and communicate than I spend drawing. That said, I wouldn’t change a thing. I am grateful for the trial by fire and hope to pass on what I learn through the free exchange of information. I am not an expert but if I can keep someone from falling into the same pits I did, then great!

Completed Projects

The Concept Art Idea Book – Currently FREE if you have Amazon Prime. Hoping to get some reviews. The book is not an instructional how to book but rather a discussion from my point of view as to how I turn ideas into actual designs. It is meant for the novice but I’m sure even the experts might get some use out of it.

You can find it at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Concept-Art-I…+art+idea+book

T-Shirts: This was a design I did for an owner of a bar. He gave me a sketch and told me I had complete creative freedom….all I needed to hear!

Upcoming Projects

More animations. Here is one that I did recently.

Before Halloween comes out, I want to write and illustrate a short story compilation graphic novel.

Well, I hope this post wasn’t too long! I’m here to help others, improve my own craft, and have fun!

All About Me! | Anna Regina

Hey Everyone! I hope you’re having a great day! So today it is my turn to tell you all about me, yaaay!! 🎉 🎉 Hope you enjoy: As some of you may know, I’m 15. I was born in 2002, in Mexico. I moved to Spain when I was 3 and half. I’m Hispanic, I’ve been learning English […]

All About Me!

Hello there!

all about me

It’s ber-months which means Fall, the smell of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Halloween, a lot of season premieres (The Flash and Stranger Things?! Yes please!) and of course, Christmas but I didn’t want to focus on these things. Instead, the topic for this month is All About Me (the title gives it away).

I want to dedicate this month in celebrating ourselves because we don’t acknowledge how awesome, beautiful and amazing we are because we are. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

Sometimes, we’re always covered in our self doubts and we always criticize ourselves. I do this to myself.

I always assume that everyone hates me. This has always been my problem. I always think this to any people: strangers, acquaintances, my teachers, family, and even with my closest friends. With this kind of mindset, it was so hard to socialize so in my 9th grade, I really find it hard to converse to anyone.

I feel like they always criticize the words I speak, the slightest movement, anything. I feel like all their eyes are focused on me.

Because of this, I doubted myself. I was so shy to express myself (thank God for blogging because it let me speak). I was always having second thoughts in joining anything and it took a lot just so I can push myself out there. I always overthink anything I do.

And then finally, I blame myself for everything. One time, I just cried and I kept telling myself, “This is your fault. This is all your fault” while simultaneously hitting myself in the head. I just felt so stupid. I blame myself for every single flaw in me and I telly myself that I am the worst  person ever.

But with the support of my friends, I saw the good in me. It was a slow development. Right now, the thoughts are not active. Sometimes, it comes back but I got strong so I never let it overcome me.

This theme is for anyone who experience this problem. I want you all to see the good in you. Yes, you make mistakes but don’t beat yourself over one mistake. You’re not bad. I hope you quit overthinking, replaying failed scenarios, feeding self doubts. You deserve better than that.

For everyone, show your support to this people! They need it. Share a little inspiration on the comments for everyone who’s doubting themselves can see it.

I hope you enjoy this post. More is coming for this month so stay tune. You are amazing, don’t forget that! Bye!