slimepop:

ik theres a million posts like this out there but like @new artists: dont let this hypercritical ‘cringe’ culture internet bullshit discourage you from pursuing and making art. do not be ashamed to draw, write, or make art bc you worry others will make fun. your art is yours only and we all start somewhere. 

you dont have to write out a full novel at first, you can practice and work up! 

youre allowed to not be perfect! youre allowed to make mistakes! and that shouldnt keep you from sharing things youre proud of. 

and when it comes to content? as long as you arent hurting anyone, make what you want to !!! want to write a 20 chapter self insert piece about that show youre into? do it !! want to draw yourself kissing your fav character? do it !!!! fan fiction and art are great for when youre starting out ! 

trust me, i used to write the most embarrassing ‘scene girl oc dating some emo band member’ fan fiction constantly but you know what? i dont regret it! because even though my writing wasnt great back then, through writing things i enjoyed to, my writing drastically improved super quick !!! 

and when i wrote those things, i had a huge amount of loving people reading along and complimenting my chapters, giving me advice, and encouraging me to keep going! and that helped me so much, and if i didnt have that, who knows where my writing would be today?

basically dont be ashamed of your art, do your best, practice, and show off what youre proud of ! and if anyone tries to put you down for it, block them ! delete their responses if you can ! push away that negativity and try to remember that you are growing, you are improving, and your art is yours, and that makes it a masterpiece in its own !!!