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Believe in your work

Tue Mar 12, 2013, 3:25 PM
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*** This is in not way written as to be lectue, its more some thoughts I have and a hope to inspire some different thinking about artworks.***

Who are you as an artist ?

- I would certainly not say its an easy question, asking myself that I find it quite tricky to answer, I think a more valid form would be "What defines you as an artist ?" and if follow up with a few more question it instantly inspires thought, at least I think.
* Do you dare to be different ?
* Do you take advantage of the tools you have ?
* Do you give up on an idea if it does not work out the first time you try ?

And you can go on and  on posing more question and sub-questions, but cutting through all that I believe Is where it all lies, it is not hard to take the easy route and base work of others people successes, I dont think any artist has not gone down that route.
Personally I think it is an important an invaluable tool, but also equally important to be able to take a new route once you have learned from the prior. :)


Drawing from personal experience, when I posted
The rise by Trichardsen

I said I felt it was the best shot I had ever made, and equally so when I posted:
Serenity by Trichardsen

When I post something, be it on dA or through any other media, I firmly and surely believe in my work, sure It might not be a success for anyone but me, but I still stick with how I want it to be.

That is not the same as recognizing mistakes in a work, correcting small things on an artwork will not take away from it as a whole, and I think that is where many stop and think "ok, too many mistakes, this does not work" even though they might have had all the beliefs in the world on it at first.

We let ourself get influenced by others too much in some ways when it comes to our own artworks, and that is in the longer term turning out to be an obstacle for becoming a great artist.

Not saying I am of such, but I believe in the work I do, if it get received well then that is surely awesome, but if it does not it will not take away from me believing in it :)


:bulletblue: What I am basicly trying to say is that if you firmly believe in your own work the odds of becoming not only a success but way more happy with what you do will in my mind increase drasticly. :bulletblue:

So believe in your own work.


In other news Im going to Tromsø on thursday on a personal related event, but will also do a photoshoot or 2 while I am there, perhaps attempt myself on some urban and architectural shots, will be fun to attempt some new fresh types of shots.

Oh, and I really want to thank people who are faving my work, I know I am not thanking for every fave, it just takes too much time, but I am always happy to answer comments and questions posed, and this journal answers some question I have gotten over the last few weeks.

Have a splendid day.

:woohoo:

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:iconinsignusknives:
InsignusKnives Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this reminder. As someone who usually submits to inferiority complex, it is definitely a good reminder to myself. :D
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
I think it is a good reminder to ask yourself those simple questions, and I think it will in the long run make you produce better and better works. :)
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MytheriaDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
Just what I needed to hear - been doing over 70+ pages of story and artwork for a special story of mine for the past year.... I guess it's time to put it fully to work now. And so it will be. Thank you. :) God Bless!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad you agree.
And best of luck with your story, just keep on pushing forward and I am sure it will be great. :)
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MytheriaDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Thank you very much! I do aim for that! :) Cheers friend!
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Anytime bud. :)
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Heltinde Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for these amazing words! :heart: They are truly inspiring.

I hope you have a fun trip. Stay safe!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
glad you like my work, thank you.

Will do :D
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BWilliamWest Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for these words. I can relate to a lot of what you have written. Good luck on your trip and photoshoot !! !
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much, glad to find someone likeminded on this. :D
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BWilliamWest Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, I agree we learn from the master, our master, whomever they might be. But at some point, we exceed or develop our own direction and style. The learning, at least for me, is never really over, and our individual styles change over time depending on our experiences in life and exposure to diversity. Believing in what we do is the key for success in any endeavor, be it photography, business, etc. I like your journal entry. It takes courage to really say what we want and believe in.
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
yeah, you got to take what you learn and develop it into your own style, and that applies to almost anything. :)

Agree with you on all counts :)
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hayley--jade Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Believing in your own work is hard!
Also, have fun, looking forward to more photos!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Sometimes it is, then you need to believe harder :hooray:
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:iconhayley--jade:
hayley--jade Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Need to try that XD
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconbroken-and-whole:
broken-and-whole Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Have fun! :aww:
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
will do :woohoo:
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:iconbroken-and-whole:
broken-and-whole Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Good! :) And take some awesome pictures too! ;P
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
will do :)
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:iconbroken-and-whole:
broken-and-whole Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Awesome! :aww:
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D
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:iconbroken-and-whole:
broken-and-whole Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
I'm so excited! :aww:
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
:hooray: :)
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never believes in my works Tommy!!
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
hehe, i do think you have to have some belief in it, cause your work is awesome. :)
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:iconsweediesart:
SweediesArt Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha..:lol:
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:iconbizkit66:
Bizkit66 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Good message to give out to people, good on you :-)
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
glad you like this :)
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DonguriArt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an awesome opinion you shared. It tend to happen to so many artists actually - they stop making art for themselves and make it so that it pleases the public, afraid that it might be viewed as 'nothing special' even when it might be a real achievement for themselves. And then there are things that can remind you of the first joy when making something and then being happy to share it, things like your journal entry. ^^
Thanks for reminding about those things.
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
Very glad you like this and also shares in the ideas.
I agree, there are a lot that may or may not do art for other reasons than art itself, trying to pave the way with new ideas might not always be easy, but I believe that is where it lies. :)
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DonguriArt Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed.
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L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Your reflection is appreciated, thank you for sharing. Inspirational. :aww:
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :hug: :hug:
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L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
You're welcome. :glomp:
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pisces-hilda Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the sense of art is one thing you were born with, and it neither can be taken away nor be manipulated,
be yourself and one day you will shine, i believe~~~
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
There is a lot of truth in what you are saying and I think that is the way to go. :)
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BokehLight Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013   Photographer
That's true!
Well said! :clap:
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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:iconnico-boo:
Nico-Boo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's right! You made me believe in my capabilities even more than before =D
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
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JimmiGilbi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Tips hat" you sir have away with words...from the heart and to the point.
It's totally true. I never do anything artistically unless its something I believe in. And if I fall at an attempt, I just get back up and go again.

Thanks for that Tommy, it certainly puts perspective in order and inspire.
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you Jimmi, glad you like this.
And you certainly do, its evident by your work, and you are getting so much better, so just keep at it buddy. :)
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FallingDark Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm in a figure drawing class in college, and most of the things we do are way out of my comfort zone. I'm using black, white, and red Conte crayons on blue, black and white paper, in minute, two-minute, five-minute and twenty minute sketches. But despite working with so many different media on so many different kinds of paper in so many different ways, it feels great to branch out and learn something new.
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
That is a very good way, when working out of your comfort zone suddenly what isnt as comfortable becomes comfortable and you have learned something brand new, and that is when you can take it further. :D
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indi-dere Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*nods head* I'll try...I've just started teaching myself all these new things and techniques...I'm just a but nervous because I feel like I don't even have a style yet...like it's just like everyone else's and I guess I'm scared I'll BE cliche...
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Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
I dont think you are the only one going through something like that, and I think that not being afraid to try something will take your style further. :)
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Pinheadd Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
I really like this a lot! :D
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you, appreciated. :)
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CiacoAgain Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
I agree 100 percent. Photography is a hobby for me so I do it for my own pleasure. I am interested in ways to make it better technically so I can better get my ideas into the viewers mind, but the picture belongs to me.
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