Some people have this idea that their type of art is the only real art, and because your art doesn’t fit in their category of art, they feel the need to make you feel less than for your chosen medium and/or style. So, what do we do with these people?
First of all, let’s look at the definition of art. Merriam-Webster defines art as something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. This is a very broad definition that applies to many different styles. Whether you’re doing graphite drawings or oil paintings, or abstract or realism, it all falls under the definition of art.
Everyone has preferences from food, movies, music, to more important things, like what they prefer in a future spouse. It doesn’t mean the other person’s preference is wrong. It’s just not right for you.
Usually the people who say you’re art isn’t real art, are very insecure about theirs. So when the little monster comes around to tell you that you don’t make real art, kill it with a smile, and go make more art. Remember, the little monster means you’re doing a good job actually making art instead of hiding in a closet.
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