While browsing the web last week, I came across an art contest being held by V Magazine. The contest is about Lady Gaga becoming a columnist for the magazine, and they want an illustrated piece of the pop star. The winner will get their piece published next to her column in the May issue. I figured it wouldn't hurt to try it out! Unfortunately, I wasn't chosen as a finalist.
Initially, I was disappointed (it would've been incredible to have my work published in V Magazine!). Rather than feel pessimistic that my work wasn't chosen, it's better for me to say "oh well!" and move on to something else. It felt good to find a rare opportunity like this to showcase my work. These losses happen in your art career in order for you to learn from them. The most important thing I learned from this is that to get the results you want, you need to be proactive and take chances! I'm only at the beginning of my professional career. There's so much to look forward to in my future...as long as I always put in the effort.