Words and Images by David Finley
Dennis Dinosaur. He is a rampaging, pea-brained dinosaur with a voracious appetite...
... and we all should be more like him.
Sure, eating casual citizens, destroying cities, and spreading wanton destruction may not be your slice of bread, but Dennis is doing what he loves the most. His objectives in life are uncomplicated. There is little to no thought put into these desires. He's just being who he is.
So, stop pretending you are someone else. You try to draw like someone else because you believe they are a better artist, or write like the most wealthy and successful of authors because you want the money they make, but your audience will be able to see through your mask. You need to stop right now.
Imitating others might be a good way to learn, but there comes a time when you must speak clearly with the creative voice that you, and only you have. Not being yourself will only lead to unhappiness. Again, take it from Dennis:
Thanks for reading, Scofflaws!
-Dave, Grand Poobah of the Haven for Scofflaws