I am sorry to hear about your illness! I don't know if you've heard of Liu Wie or Kun Shan Xie , but I find them to be amazing artists who don't let their limitations get in their way. Please don't give up if art is what you love!
Oh my God, I am so sorry to hear about your illness! I don't know what I would do, if it was me. I know I wouldn't feel worth, if I was no longer able to draw or paint. I'm sorry that I can't help you out, but you got my respect. I really hope things will get better for you and so you can continue to do art.
Disabled as well, a learning disability and a physical one - extremely poor hand eye coordination which requires me to use constant effort and to endure constant pain in order to get my hands to work well.
I am sorry for your struggles. I feel that I am struggling myself. I have conginital nystagums. Nystagmus is basically a neurological disease that causes the eyes to shake rapidly back and fourth. I also have common side effects of the disease which are color blindness, very poor vision(I am legally blind in my right eye) and poor nerves. I have always seen myself as entirely normal until I reached the age of sixteen in which I got a job and had to start being more independent. I am very stubborn and prideful and I can be very stupid because of it. I use a cane for the blind when necesarry and I cannot drive. I am very awkward lookng and I look and move with different way. partially because of my vision and partially because I'm just awkward Upon first meeting me, some assume I am mentally delayed, that is, until I open my mouth and they see I can speak and act normally despite my outward appearance and actions. It's frusterating and humiliating sometimes to be seen this way and I feel powerless to stop it. Drawing is both an escape and something I want to pursue. I want to someday work in the animation field, if this never happens, I would love to travel or do stage or theater work involving production. I've always felt limitless through art. Nothing anyone has said or done has ever discouraged me.(I've had both incredible encouragement and doubtful discouragement.)I know I have much to learn, but I love learning it. I will never be the greatest, but I strive to be pretty darned close. So, enough about me. I don't believe you should give up art. That is, if you feel you love it. Why has it become so painful? Is it your life that is painful and art doesn't seem to ease the pain anymore? I think you are very good(Haha, compliment from the blind girl) So I urge you to ask yourself if you feel it is worth pursuing. The wonderful thing about art is that you do not have to become a professional to be an artist. You can drop it for a while, and when inspiration so strikes, pick up your pencil or tablet and create! I wish you the very best! I say, keep drawing!!!
Hey! Please don't give up your art! You're too good for that, and you have to be strong. Just like some others are saying, use your art to express how you feel. Let it be your speaker. I'm not disabled myself, but I hate to sit around and keep quiet when people try to give up on something they have a passion or a gift for. Don't let that go to waste, there are too many people in the world right now who are sorry for what they didn't do. Even though you might feel sometimes that you can't go on, you always have to remind yourself that things can get better - but not if you walk away too soon. Usually, it's going to get ugly before it gets pretty, don't let that discourage you. Whenever I'm dealing with a time that is very trying, I just repeat to myself, "It's almost over. Tomorrow is coming. It will pass."
Seriously, I cannot let a fellow artist fall away from creating. Draw your heart out! <3
Hi there! I'm an artist with schizoaffective disorder. I channel all the emotions I feel about my illness into my art. It has been a form of therapy for me for many years. Can you express what you are feeling in your art? Not only that, but I feel art has given me a way to educate people on what it's really like to have a serious mental illness. You should use your art to tell the world what you experience. Your art is really cool by the way. You should never give up! I truly believe that when there's a will there's a way!
Raynauds isn't too bad, I have that too. It isn't disabling to me but it's a nuisance. I have a few other conditions, but I don't really find them all disabling to me because well they don't interfer with life that much or badly for me. But I guess I would be considered a disabled writer.
Other than that, I'm so sorry you have those conditions. Dysauntomia and chronic depressions seems to be really terrible. I'm so sorry. I'm here if you ever need someone to talk to! hug:
Hey, Vern. If we count mental illness we can add anxiety and depression...
I'm legally blind in my right eye, ever since I was a baby, and suffer glaucoma. While not as severe as others, yes!~ I too am a disabled artist. It's hard some days, especially when things seem bad, but you can do it~! I believe in you.
I am. I have a bone disease which I can't name, especially my joints are endangered. My Joints rub off If I'll do to much. Like in my right wrist - my drawing hand. There is one bone who is now 0,5 cm too small. If I don't get a sugery soon I won't be able in a few years to draw. It's also really painful to draw for me too. But I won't give up drawing, its my passion, it makes me happy. :/ I've also a chronic depression too - But this is the smallest thing I've to deal with if it comes to Art, its also something I won't really talk about.
Well i cannot call myself disabled,even tho most people i even met consider me mentally disabled (glares at school colleagues),but i will do anything i can to help you! No don't give up on art!That's the worst thing you could give up on,second only to life. Instead of giving up on art due to your conditions,why not let them fuel your creativity? Fell pain?Express it trough art!Many great artists suffered physically and psyhologically. No...you came pretty far as an artist.Now is not the time to give up but instead to continue.