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Diary of a Deauxp Black Artist #2

True Life: I want to burn all of my paintings. Alright alright, that's a little extreme, but I'm an artist and I'm sensitive about my sh*t. As of late, I've been having a hard time selling my original art and as a result my belief in my abilities is waning. I feel my work is so bad, I might as well just throw it away. It's become such a thorn in my side that I've pretty much stopped painting all together because why paint if no one is going to purchase? Aha! "Why?" Is the question I need to ask myself. Why do I create? Why would I rather give up than keep trying? What haven't I already thrown in the towel? I can't quite answer all of these at the moment, but I do know I set out to create a

Diary of a Deauxp Black Artist #1

Being an artist comes with a lot of pressure--perceived or real. It feels like people expect you to produce the best work 100% of the time. It feels like you have to create and post daily or people will forget about you. That all weighs on me and end up just not creating at all, but eventually I break through and get on a sketch or maybe even a full painting. I had fun sketching this last night. Thinking about a new digital series now =). Stay tuned.





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