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I am not a fan of writing journals as this is something that doesn't come natural from me. However I want to share few thoughts here and there to you.
It has been a long journey but finally I have found the art style that suits me. I searched it around 2 years, trying different styles and ways to draw and paint. It was always so painful to see other artists work and feel like you have so much road to travel before you are able to deliver that kind of quality.
That was also the stepping stone for me, I was always comparing myself to the greats as I know I should do to get better but in the same time you have to be forgiving to yourself and realize that you are on a path to become good or perhaps great at some point. That point however is not here yet.
However finding my own style and voice in art I can start to develop that style and become good at it rather than just trying to be as good as others (in some other style e.g. artgerm) and always failing when the end result is something else than I expect from myself.
So here for the new year, be yourself, find your style and develop your own artistic voice.