I like to draw. I fear I suck. Thus, paralyzed.
December 26, 2012 2:47 PM Subscribe
Creative wibble: Feel like I could do some cool stuff but crippled by insecurity and thus don't sit down and DO IT. Hope me?
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Sometimes when I see designs places like spoonflower or on a website that sells patterns (for embroidery, for example), or cute drawings on my tumblr dashboard, I think: I could do that! But then I don't and I want to.
Some background:I like to draw for fun. (I love my career which is very left-brained. This is about my hobby. I have no interest in monetizing it.). I have always loved to doodle & sketch and do get compliments from people who see my notebooks of doodles.
Sometimes I think I could design embroidery patterns (for my own use or to share with friends), or upload a design to make my own fabric patterns or even just have the balls/ovaries to just upload my drawings to my personal blog or tumblr.
But I don't. On one hand, I'm too nervous/embarrassed because I am not a real artist (no training) and my designs tend to be more cartoony/illustrator-y than anything complex or beautiful.
On the other hand, I know some people, myself included, like simple, stylized designs and I have seen some stuff that makes me think I could do things just as good (even typing this makes me feel like I should be smacked for hubris!)
How can I get past this? Should I? Is there a a secret to getting past the insecurity or is the insecurity a sign that maybe I should not subject my doodlings to the world at large? Sometimes the fear keeps me from putting pen to paper and that sucks because drawing is so much fun.