--- Define Yourself
A continuation to this piece from day 96
Kinda a very personal piece. Before I decided to go back to college I was labeled negatively for a long time. I dropped out of art school so I suppose I can understand why people would see me negatively. A lot of my family and peers thought that since I didn't know what to do with my life (at the time) meant I also was stupid, lazy, careless, etc. etc. which wasn't true. I used to let those labels affect me a lot but now that I've been proactively working to change my life and know what I want I feel like I have control of who I am now. No one can mislabel me anymore, and if they do it doesn't affect me because it's straight up incorrect. I have been defining myself so I know who I am.
Anyways that's it haha, thinking of posting a vid of me flipping through my soul doodle sketch book. I'll be posting it on insta if you're interested in seeing it! Still busy with college and applying to transfer to a 4 year university so I continue to apologize for not being able to answer questions or comments, I read them all and they make me so happy!
More finished art and wips can be found at my other galleries.
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I love the message of this and the way it is drawn.
keep up the great work, you have a unique and great style!
In one part it means life will shape you making you take off anything that doesn't describe yourself
It also means that as you get through life you will become what you are and nothing that people say will change that
I absolutely love this idea xx
I started college at the age when most of my peers were ready to graduate. The world just kinda sucks sometimes, and like so many others during the time frame; I was unable to get my head above the waters of public facing, low-end service jobs for very long. The worst thing about them is that the public often lacks tact and feel that they can treat those employees with the utmost abuse as they feel. Between the abusive public, the societal view on that kind of work, my age at the time, and our strong intermingling of work and identity; I felt nothing short of worthless.
Sustaining a strong sense of identity and general confidence is more difficult for some people than it is for others. I am glad you finally were able to shed the labels. Took me a long time.
Thank you for sharing this piece, it's a powerful one.
Was like a calming breeze after a storm.
Your art is amazing,you're amazing. Don't let people tell you otherwise. And if they do,remember there's 7 billion people on the world,will you let a few ruin your day?