Learn it fast with expert-taught software and skills training at lynda.com. Start your free trial

By Dermot O' Connor | Thursday, September 10, 2015

An Animator Conquers His Fear

2015_09_11_DermotFear1

Fear plagues every creative person to some degree. Fear of starting a drawing or a project, or fear of finishing it—because then you have to exhibit the work to the public.

This is not the fear of constructive criticism, which is healthy in any studio; I’m talking about an inhibiting voice in your head. A kind of demon.

I’ve seen first-rate artists crippled by something as ethereal as an insecurity complex, rendering them unable to complete their own projects or fully realize their potential. They leave work unshown, half finished—or never begun.

This is why you must be self aware about how you approach your work, and do so in a healthy manner. A change of thinking can have astonishing consequences. It did for me.

Let me show you how …

Get the latest news

  •   New course releases
  •   Pro tips and tricks
  •   News and updates
  
New releases submit clicked

You can change your email preferences at any time. We will never sell your email. More info

Featured articles

A lynda.com membership includes:

Unlimited access to our subscription library courses
Certificates of completion
New courses added every week (almost every day!)
Course history to track your progress
Downloadable practice files
Playlists and bookmarks to organize your learning
Start your free trial

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.