I like the idea— to be a witch, to be an artist, to be a baker… It’s an energy bestowed by the gods or someone, right? Though thanks to it, we do have to suffer at times…
This is a problem I’ve been experiencing lately, not so much with copying, but with creating art that is 100% me. Most of the art I’ve ever done has been for school projects, where I’m given a prompt or set of guidelines to follow so the hardest part is already done for me. But now I’m starting to have more freedom in my assignments to do what I want to do, but I’ve hit a wall because for the life of me, I really don’t know what I want to do with my art.
Maybe I’m afraid of failing or experimenting or ripping someone else off without realizing it, but I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel in my college education. Before I know it, I’m going to graduate and the lifestyle I’ve always known—being a student—will be thrown out the window. I’ve talked to many people about this and most just say keep drawing or painting or whatever it is you do, but sometimes I don’t know where to start.