Surprise! It is my voice. Uh, sorry if it sounds weird, I’m literally recording this at midnight… On Christmas Eve! … …I guess that makes it Christmas. Merry Christmas! Uh– okay. So… I’ve been thinking a lot lately, about you guys, you, uh, aspiring artists… and everything, and… I’ve been noticing something that I found… a bit troubling? I’ve noticed it’s becoming the norm to say that your own art is “bad”, and “lazy”, and “ugly”, or “cringy”, or whatever. If you’ve been following my channel long enough, you might remember that I used to have a folder full of really really old animations titled something like: “really old”, “don’t look”, “bad art”, something like that. And it made me… think about it, cause I remember when I first made those
animations, how proud and excited I was to finally have finished something, and… I remember how excited I would get to post them, and see all the views, and the likes, and the comments, and the… subscribers. And I really thought about, you know like– If young me could see… how I treated her hard work, what I was doing with it, that I was just kind of… shoving it in a folder and saying “Nobody look at these, they’re really bad!” Y’know, she’d be crushed. She’d stop believing in her own ability to make art. She might decide it’s not worth continuing to do, if she can’t make anything good. And you guys, you’re doing that, to yourselves! Your present selves, you’re– you’re telling yourselves that what you’re making is
bad. You’re… convincing yourself subconsciously that you’re not capable
of making something good, or making a video worth watching. And you know what, that’s not fair! Art! Is! Hard! Animation is a largely thankless job, cause… you know, people expect everything you make to be your best work, and that’s just not fair. Cause a lot of you guys out there are still young! You’re still learning, you’re still growing! You have to allow yourself to
grow, and improve. It’s okay to be dissatisfied with your art… with your creations, but don’t beat yourself up over it. Use that dissatisfaction to motivate yourself, to keep trying. Keep practicing! Cause you know what, someday you’re gonna be able to look back at what you’ve made. Don’t cringe at it, don’t hide it away. Share it! [Show] the world… how you’ve improved. Because you have! Every time you make something, you’re
improving. You’re honing your skills, sharpening your abilities. Each time you fail, you get vital information that makes it easier the next time around. So you know what? Keep at it! Keep trying! Try something new, try something fun! It doesn’t matter if it’s good or bad. You’re an artist, whether you believe in
yourself or not. And *I* believe in you. ♡ Merry Christmas.