Rufus is the snooty, know-it-all, art critic that lives inside the mind of every artist.
Do you know one of the worst things about Rufus?
Like one of the worst kinds of first dates, he is incessant and persistent. He forces his way into your l i fe and tries to learn all of the intimate details about what makes you tick. Then he starts whispering sabotage in your ear…
"Paint more and more and MORE!”
Since Rufus knows you (trust me, he KNOWS you), he will constantly be in your ear telling you that if you just paint faster, paint more images, paint with this brush or that brush that . . .
“You will be as good as ‘so and so’.”
STOP ! 🤚
First of all, comparison is the thief of joy.
Secondly, painting volumes of work doesn’t improve your technique, and it's technique that makes you as good as you can possibly be.
Trying to rush, rush, rush through lessons so you can achieve some kind of far-off greatness is one of the biggest jerk moves Rufus has ever made. He will make you think that you’re doing the right thing with all the extra effort when in fact, you are destroying your potential artistic future by focusing on volume.
Recognizing the devious tactics of Rufus lets us steal his power and eliminate his stumbling blocks. So, when Rufus begins his attack, just tell him not to let the door hit him on the way out!
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