Laura Baumeister aka “thatsjustlaura” is a talented 16-year-old artist from Germany who has nearly six-digit followers on Instagram, in which she shares her art, mostly geared towards fashion. She also has a YouTube channel in which she shares art-related videos and tutorials.
In this episode, Laura discusses:
-How she got started in art.
-The experience of getting featured in a magazine with her fashion designs.
-One of her influential teachers and the lessons he has taught her, including the fact that art has no rules.
-An opportunity to be a part of an art exhibition that led her to create her Instagram page and also join an art association.
-Criticism and “haters” and how to deal with them.
-One of her worst moments when she was challenged to draw bigger than she had ever done, and how she overcame that challenge.
-Her most triumphant moment, when she was featured in her first exhibition.
-How drawing is a part of her daily routine, and how if you love to do something, how can you not find time to do it?
-How the people that are inspired by her work continue to inspire her.
-How various social media sites as well as movies offer her snapshots of inspiration.
Laura’s Final Push will give you the courage to start and to remember that there are no rules in art!
“Art has no rules, so you can do whatever you want.”
“When you’re just starting out with art, you’re always insecure with what you can do and what you can’t. But you can really just do whatever you feel like.”
“The more followers you get, the more haters come along.”
“No matter how many people are criticizing a piece of art that you made, there will always be at least one person loving it in exactly the way it is. Usually it is the other way around.”
“If people like my drawings, they are my motivation. They make me keep going.”
“If art really becomes a job, it might not be that much fun anymore.”
“You have to have the courage to start.”