I think it’s a fine line. I think it’s important to have confidence that you can make good work. but also while remembering that drawing or writing well doesn’t make anyone better than anyone else.
I try to do the work I do mostly for myself, it’s the process that I enjoy, working through influences or shit in my life or just having fun making up things. or the collaboration. Obviously I really like the interaction too, but that’s all frosting.
That’s too bad to hear that the process is painful for you. There’s that Thomas Mann quote “A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult that it is for other people” — I like that. but also I think there’s a joy in the struggle. Like, It wouldn’t be worth it if it was always easy.
This is wonderfully said. I think it’s true that there’s an underlying joy to the pain of creating something. This also oddly seems related somehow to my Christianity. Hm.
Anyway, thanks for the insight, Brandon.