Kelogsloops is a talented 20-year old artist from Melbourne, Australia who has been drawing since he was five years old. He has amassed an impressive online following, with nearly 200,000 followers on Instagram.
In this episode, Hieu discusses:
-His artistic journey and how he got to the point he is at now.
-The decision to go against what everyone else thinks is best for you to pursue the thing that you love.
-The notion of being on your deathbed and regretting not doing something you truly cared about.
-How to handle your parents or loved ones not being supportive of your passion.
-The change that he made so that he could pursue his artistic passion.
-The incredible power that comes when you can align the thing that you want to do with the thing that you have to do.
-Creating a YouTube channel and putting his face to it.
-His passion to help anyone out there who might also be struggling from the same problems that he is, but not have a teacher or a friend to reach out to.
-How he dealt with being mistaken for a girl.
-His advice for people who might want to transcend gender “norms” of artists.
-Anonymity and how it can help you to fully express yourself.
-The differences between inspirational art block and motivational art block.
Hieu’s Final Push will make you realize that you are in control of your happiness today!
“The more I drew, the harder it was to study.”
“You shouldn’t have to change your work to fit those around you. Because that’s not very expressive of yourself in the first place, which kind of defeats the purpose of art.”
“My work isn’t about whether I’m a guy or a girl. That’s the last thing that people should worry about.”
“I create my work to resonate with people. The point of it is to connect with people and make people have a dialogue between themselves and the work. So it’s about what the person sees in the work, not what I put in the work.”
“That’s how I tackle art block. Just surround myself with inspiration until I get a new perspective. And that’s when I get the new fuel to go on again.”