i love art!
art art art
Fuck 'em. What the hell do they know anyways?
Now I know thats a little bit harsh language but this excuse really pisses me off. I'm not angry at the person who uses the excuse "they tell me I can't," I'm pissed at the people who tells the person they can't. Seriously, anyone who says you can't do it is making up shit and doesn't know what they're talking about.
I've heard many different variations of this excuse. "THEY" can be your mother, father, brother, sister, best friend, teacher. "They" can be people on forums, or professionals you've talked to that have their head so far up their ass they forgot what it was like to start out. But no matter who "They" are, the fact of the matter is they don't know anything about what you're trying to do. So what qualifies them to judge if you can do it or not?
What reasons did they give you to back up this wild claim of "you can't do it?" Was it because You don't have the education? the skills? Is it because you won't make much money? Is it because they don't think you have the dedication or heart to pull it off? Well it doesn't matter cause none of that matters either. If you don't have the education, you can read books and go to school. If you don't have the skills, you can practice. If you won't make much money, you can have a part time job, until you do make enough money. If you don't have the dedication... well then you wouldn't want to do this to start with would you?
The bottom line is that people who tell you "you can't" are people who don't want you to. I don't know why they don't want you to follow your dreams, but its bullshit and it's not their choice, it is yours. If you want to do something, the only thing that can stop you, is yourself. You can do whatever you set your mind to do. That doesn't mean it'll be easy. You might have significant obstacles in your your way. But they're just obstacles, not dead ends. With enough hard work you can overcome them, you just can't give up.
So if someone says "you can't" punch them in the ear and say "that's from Shono" then proceed to show them you can.
Because we don't make excuses, not like they do, we make comics.
We're too lost
to lose hope