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10 Things You Don’t Need for Great Art

Photo by Eddy Klaus on Unsplash

I’ve always been scared to call myself an “artist.”

In grammar school, my first art teacher called my artwork straight-up “terrible” — demoralizing for my 8-year-old ego — and my second art teacher asked me if I needed “special help”. I hated art. Art seemed elitist, pretentious, and incredibly too far-fetched for someone like me (a gym rat) to pursue — let alone with any success.

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