The title is obviously not true, but for a good amount of the general population it can be. Have you ever been told. Why would you want to do something like writing, art, music, drawing, poetry, video games, animation, film, or any other creative work?
I have, I’ve been told on many occasions about animation and video games. That stuff is for kids, it’s stupid, your wasting your time with that. It’s simply not true, I hear this a lot from family more than anything, on a daily basis.
It’s kind of funny, and makes me smile most of the time. It was fine when I was young, but I guess being 24 makes me to old? Should I not chase my dreams? Why should I conform to a standard set by old timers, who think they know what’s best?
The amount of times I heard this or been told over the years is ridiculously stupid. And I’m sure everyone at a certain point has had this problem. I want to forge my own path in my life, and experience a journey worth taking. Being a doctor, or politician isn’t me, so don’t push that on me.
One of the more sad cases is the young children. With Project Rise, some of my younger cousins and such have seen some of my work. Such as concepts, or wanting to know character names. When they do, they question why it is the way it is.
I got an animal that resembles a rhino, that instead of calling it a rhino, it’s called a Kemda. I got asked why I would call it that? How in the world did I come up with that name? Plenty more examples can be found in Project Rise.
In doing so I ask them, well what would you call this animal? “I don’t know a rhino I guess”. I’ll be sketching, so I’ll tear them out a piece of my sketching paper, and hand them a graphite pencil. You know what they draw? A stick figure, they say they don’t know how to draw anything else.
It seems that they think they’re are some rules to go by when being creative. I say break all barriers and rules. Yet no one will, they follow all guidelines, and continue to do the same ole thing.
Just a little something I was thinking about this morning, I hope you enjoy. Also before I go, I got much respect for any creative person out there. No matter what form it comes in.