<Swipe> This is of @kimlayn_tqp, Look at the growth from high school to now. High school was about 10 years ago. 🔸 🔸🔸I became a professional artist in 2013, 4 years ago. I went to college for business. I quit school and the aim was to go into video production and study at CalArts. Didn't happen and for good reason. Most of my work I've regrettably deleted from Instagram, and people only know what you show them, so don't worry if people see you as a copycat when you know you aren't. Be authentic and people will see you for you. 🔸Well here's a few things I've learned since taking art seriously in 2013. 1️⃣ Don't compare yourself to other artists if it's making you feel like shit, learn from them and the techniques they do that resonate with you. 2️⃣ When you are truly ready everything falls into place and you are ready to take advantage and attract more opportunities. 3️⃣ If things aren't working out, well, something you are doing needs improvement or you need to drop it completely if it's holding you back. 4️⃣ Keep improving, practicing, expanding what you think you can or can't do. Growth. 5️⃣ Ask if you need help. Don't be afraid to reach out to other more experienced artists. 6️⃣ Learn to discern constructive criticism from people just talking nonsense. Aka it's okay to care what people think, but not to the point it destroys your confidence. 7️⃣ Take nothing personally. 8️⃣ take nothing personally 9️⃣ stay humble 🔟 Do what works for you. There's no right or wrong way...well unless you completely give up your craft, passion and love...never do that. #talkingshit #givingbasicadvice #youallknowthisalready #thisisforstarters Oh yea, if you have a great idea, see that shit through...because YOU will feel like shit when you see someone else execute it, well I know I did. Yet you are happy someone did it. #onelove stay blessed and lead your dreams and they'll lead you. ✨✨✨AND PLEASE VALUE YOUR WORK OR NO ONE ELSE WILL! Pleaaase. Also value everyone that supports you and follows you, they aren't just numbers those are real people, well if they are real accounts but you get what I'm saying. One love.