Raz Does Newsletter - Power to the People (u)<3
Recently I sent out a google form to get some input on my art at a more direct level. I’ve done this twice before, and each time it j lights a fire in me.
It feels oddly taboo to ask people what they think of my art. A lot of artists are told that other’s opinions on your art don’t matter, or that making art can only be done alone. But I feel like I make my art for people, and so I want to know about people’s opinions on my art.
I want to know what is liked. what is disliked. a favorite. what caught their eyes. their own understandings of my pieces. maybe even their social security number. anything really. I can only understand my art from my own point of view. Its a damn shame too cuz if I didn’t make my own art id b shaken to the core if i saw my pieces but u know lmao. This kind of feedback can give me so much direction and guidance in the parts of my art that I don’t see. I may not always listen directly, but I am now more aware of what yall want to see, so i can better explore a potential future I wasn’t thinking of.
Ultimately, I j appreciate it. Social media is an ocean of anxieties and algorithms, but getting direct responses like this rly makes me feel like this journey is moving us forward. And knowing that ppl go through my older pieces is like a top 10 emotion icl.
These polls are biannual landmarks I look forward to, and I’m so glad w the turnout i’ve received so far. bless yall fr, the journey is just beginning.
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Ps. A professor told me a story of how a social media artist developed himself into a DC comics artist (https://www.dc.com/talent/gabriel-picolo) and brought his audience with him. I will take us to the top and we can push thru w the power of ::::networking eventsssss + the power of friendship fr shoutout nepotism #slaypotism we got this
pee. es. its been kinda an off day so if anything in here is incoherent j know that currently I am ~*incoherent and in need of a nap*~ i’ve also j been generally overworked but I want february to b full of art.