In the book Art and Fear which I’m still reading (I don’t like reading so it takes me forever to finish a book) the authors talk about this idea of having a “magic” required to make art and if you see an artist who has a coherent and purposeful range of pieces while your art is all over the place, that artist has the magic and you don’t. But as the authors’ state: “Whatever they have is something needed to do their work-it wouldn’t help you in your work even if you had it. Their magic is theirs. You don’t lack it. You don’t need it. It has nothing to do with you. Period.”
This describes my problem with the drawing. On it’s own, it rocks. Compared to others in the gallery, it lost it’s magic. So I have to stop comparing. Hahaha, like that will happen but I can learn to accept my art is not like other people’s art and leave it at that.
How do you get over the comparison problem?