Anonymous asked: can you go to art school if you aren't amazing at art yet? i feel like i want to go to learn how to be good at art making and to be taught/ helped with new techniques and ideas but everyone who goes is already so talented. i don't want to go and be the worst/ least experienced/ most untalented in the class. i would really appreciate your advice!
Definitely! Don’t be intimidated by your perceived inability to make good art. The entire point of art school to is to learn, make mistakes, to experiment, that’s really what the tutors want. They prefer uncertainty over someone who already has a set style / already makes good art. Don’t compare yourself to other artists, all that does is harm you and paralyse your creativity for fear of not matching up to others. Make what you can, stay in your own world, don’t think too much about what others are doing in comparison to yours. Look at their art and take what you like from it — steal don’t copy! The important thing is to make a lot of work. Your job, as an artist, isn’t to judge your own work, but just simply to make it. And make volumes of work, that’s the only way you get better. Good luck!