Stop asking me to draw you.

penelopemars:

I think I get asked at least twice a week by some random stranger if I will draw their face. Sometimes they offer to pay me. Mostly they don’t. Sometimes they even manage to make it sound like they’re doing me a favour: "If you ever need a face to draw…!".

No.

The short answer to why I refuse to draw your face (for free or for pay) is this: I do not enjoy it. For the same reasons I stopped taking art classes in high school, I simply do not like being given assignments on art. It does little for encouraging my creativity and I’m not connected at all to the finished product. It means nothing to me.

Here are more reasons:

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chadhartigan:

"I was a couple of films in before I realized, ‘Oh gosh, this must be who I am. I guess I’ll never be that other thing.’ It’s kind of a sad day. Before you’ve done anything, the world is completely open, just like any actor starting out saying, ‘Oh, I want to be Meryl Streep or Robert De Niro.’ At some point you look in the mirror and go, ‘Shit, okay, here’s who I am. I’m not that, but I am this.’ You sense your limitations and learn to live with it."

- Richard Linklater on knowing what kind of filmmaker you want to be

chadhartigan:

"I was a couple of films in before I realized, ‘Oh gosh, this must be who I am. I guess I’ll never be that other thing.’ It’s kind of a sad day. Before you’ve done anything, the world is completely open, just like any actor starting out saying, ‘Oh, I want to be Meryl Streep or Robert De Niro.’ At some point you look in the mirror and go, ‘Shit, okay, here’s who I am. I’m not that, but I am this.’ You sense your limitations and learn to live with it."

- Richard Linklater on knowing what kind of filmmaker you want to be

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Lettering craft 5
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Lettering craft 5
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Lettering craft 5
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Lettering craft 5
We make, that’s what letterers and typographers do, they make. Every day they practice their skills and style by brushing and drawing new lines to the perfection of their creative expressions. We found one picture showing Paul Renner, the legendary graphic designer drawing a letter. Every charcter began by drawing or lettering, don#t forget that!
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Lettering craft 5

We make, that’s what letterers and typographers do, they make. Every day they practice their skills and style by brushing and drawing new lines to the perfection of their creative expressions. We found one picture showing Paul Renner, the legendary graphic designer drawing a letter. Every charcter began by drawing or lettering, don#t forget that!

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