I'm Danielle. This is my escape. Art is my passion and I'm into nature, astrology, and anything that makes me laugh.
Ann Marie Bone (UK)
Ann Marie Bone is a freelance artist with a passion for vibrant colours. Graduated from Nottingham University in 1983, she lives and works in Dovedale in the beautiful Peak District of Derbyshire, which is a constant inspiration for her painting. Bone paints mainly in oils and acrylic on canvas. Keen member of the worldwide arts website Deviant Art, her landscapes are usually among the most popular for the month under the Landscape category of Traditional Painting.
© All images courtesy of the artist
All my life I’ve been extremely negative and mean, so I want to change that!!
I completely understand why a lot of us feel that we’re not good enough artists. Especially in animation, it’s a competitive field. And we’re constantly pressured to go to an art school, get a degree, get an internship, and work in an industry before we turn 30 and we’re “old”.
The anxiety and stress is unhealthy and just lowers our self-esteem dramatically. I personally blame the internet.
- It’s never too late! Who cares if you’re 15 or 40. Don’t feel inadequate if someone younger has accomplished more or if someone is more admired than you.
- It’s okay to dream to work in certain studios, but your other big goal is to be the best artist you can be. I know that sounds cliche but it’s a good way to feel proud of yourself. That is still my biggest ambition and the amount of friends and contacts I’ve made over the past couple of years is a tremendous bonus.
- Be nice to yourself!! I’m a self-critique but it’s okay to feel proud of your work. Accept every compliment you receive and be grateful. I’m a bit nervous towards any form of adulation but I’m thanking everyone regardless.
- Sometimes it’s okay to whine. I used to be against that but that just bottles up your emotions until it explodes and you’re depressed for 3-4 whole months. Write it out in a journal or talk to someone. Then cheer yourself up because you deserve to be happy.
Yeesh I’m sorry for the all the blabbering. I hope this helps everyone. This is also for me too so I don’t always feel crummy. It stinks but we can pull through it!
Let’s get confident!!
2. Applauding the work they must have put in
3. Disbelief that they actually did it themselves
4. Anger that your art isn’t that good