'Jack-Of-All-Trades, Master of None'
Stick with what you're good at.
I've been having some difficulties lately with figuring out how to work and what to work on. It hit me today, as I was working on this drawing below, that I need to stick with what I'm good at. I'm into a lot of different styles and techniques, but how am I going to advance at anything if I spread my interests?
I'm differentiating influences from working practices in this idea. I'm influenced by many sources that I write about, but my own work must reflect my natural aptitude. The problem is that our age is filled with people who want to be a master of all mediums. Not just artistically, but in regards to many subjects. We're exposed to great minds who have conquered a whole variety of concepts and make it look very easy to learn; the good ones always make it look easy. This is an illusion enhanced by our 'One Weird Trick' society; and by that I mean a culture that looks for shortcuts and stopgap measures.
I'm looking to avoid this illusion and focus on some solid drawing and painting that I can expand on during the relatively short time that I'll be around.
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