What I learned from Carlos Huante

Several years ago, Andrew Cawrse, from Anatomy Tools, was telling me this story about Carlos Huante that connected immediately with me. Check out the video below for the full story.

See, most of us, when we fail or we don't do as well as we'd like we, well, we judge ourselves. We say things like, "I'm not good enough" or "I need to learn more anatomy or learn to draw better"...


But not Carlos... Carlos just gets angry at his hand... When I heard that story my mind was swirling with Chuck Norris meme after Chuck Norris meme. When Carlos Huante draws... his drawings apologize to him...

I thought about how positive of a perspective that was. Before I had heard this story I played the Blame Game... Not good enough... not skilled... don't know enough anatomy... not a draftsman... not a painter...

You ever played that Blame Game, yourself?

Well, what I learned from Andrew and Carlos was that the whole blame game that we do internally is really just a game and there are always other ways to play any game...

Carlos taught me, through that simple story, to not make it an identity issue. Don't bring it into my core. Instead, remember, you and I... we are the artists... we know what we want. Our hand may not be able to get it. Our hand may need to work harder to realize the form, work slower, work more... whatever.

But we know what we want. We can see it. We might just need to send our team for some re-training but we can and we will do it! :)

-Ryan