Does anyone else get anxiety when arting?
It's that fear of putting a stroke in the wrong place.
I'll feel it creeping when I'm halfway through a piece that I'm loving and realize one bad stroke could ruin it.
Well, I’m here to tell you something. What is it? Huh? What?!
That’s right, it’s all a big, fat, fallacy! And one that I've been trying to work past since I know it's all in my head.
There are no "wrong" strokes when creating a new piece because there's no "right" way. There's no previous blueprint that I'm following, there's no finished product that I'm trying to recreate. I'm making something new, something that's not even in my head.
Yet, I'm still anxious. Is it because my subconscious does create a blueprint? Is my subconscious trying to tell me, "hey, I already know what it's going to look like but you're not listening!" Or maybe it's my fear that a wrong stroke will make the piece unlikable in some way? Well dang, that’s none of my business. What other people think of my pieces is none of my business, and I have to trust that whatever my hands decide to do, they know best.
Do you get anxiety when working on new pieces? If so, what are your reasons?