Devoted Stories #17: JOAO BUENO
3D Modeling Master“We are not competing against each other and nobody is racing here, everyone is running together”
Meet João, a 3D Modeling Master.
During this journey, I can say with all certainty that my biggest obstacle was myself, when you are working with art or just making it 'cause you love it, the most difficult thing is to deal with is your psychology.
You always feel that you are not evolving as fast as you could. Most of the time you are not satisfied with your art, so this is the most difficult thing - as an artist you need to know that the way to the top it's hard and slow and the best thing you can do to deal with it is being kind to yourself.
We are not competing against each other and nobody is racing here, everyone is running together. This is my most valuable advice. Even if you think you're not good enough, if you are going to do something, always do your best and you will learn as a consequence.
I always asked for feedback and critiques on my work, and it's the best thing you can do to grow as an artist. Even if you didn't ask for it, always hear the feedback. Just filter out the good and bad ones. This kind of thing helped me a lot to learn 3D Modeling.
All my journey through this was essential to build myself nowadays, but if I have a chance to say something to myself in the past, I should say "Keep your focus and study the most you can, enjoy all the way, not just the finishing line". Basically when I was on the start of my journey, I was always excited to see the work finished, but I forgot to learn the most I can through the process, keep my focus and be calm on my studies.