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The Fear of Arting?

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 12:41 PM
EDIT: 11/2/2014 - I had a rather bad emotional day today and was reading though my old journal entries... I think it helped remind me of some things I forgot.. maybe it can help you also?

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I do not like to discus some things here, for people see it as drama, but I feel, after listening to many of my watchers and even watchers of my friends, that this should be discussed. It is a decent length, sorry. If you are too lazy to read it, well that's your fault for missing out. Not mine.

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So I guess it is more a fear of a reaction. As a child, one doesn't really have a fear of drawing. One doesn't worry about it. It is just there, you draw because it's super fun and you are proud to show people. However as you grow up you realize people judge you for it, or like my family, aren't initially supportive.

This is where the first round of artists lose to fear, or rather a large majority. You are told you can't be an artist, it isn't possible, so you quit right? Well if you are still hear, you evidently made it past that round! Good for you.

Second round, in school, nobody likes your art, or you just get too busy to draw with homework. We all have been there. Homework has gotta come first, right? Gotta get that GPA because of the lies they feed us how only people with the best GPAs become successful. Others wise your a failure at life, right? NO, not true. My brother... not the best gpa or smartest tool, but is a Military dog now, a few years and a E4 specialist already, up for promotion to E5 very soon. He's very good and very smart at his current job and he's gaining recognition and respect for it. He's successful in what he's good at. For some, it's science, or math... some are good at theater or writing, some at crafting or 2D art.

I imagine a lot of artists have similar feelings here:


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Round Three seems to be graduation and/or college and LIFE as adults. If you go to college, that's a success in itself seeing how bloody expensive it is in the states. My first degree, and AAS in Animation (2yrs) cost me about 6k of debt. Pretty cheap in comparison to my second degree when I'll get next summer, a BFA in Illustration, about 150k for 3 years. However, I might be able to get some grants this coming year if everything works out to nearly halve that. But not everyone is lucky enough to do art in college like I am. Most people have to do it between homework and their jobs, so that makes it even harder. With Art cutting into money-making time, a large portion drop out here too.

However, what causes us to stop drawing? This is why I wanted to make this. It's time or fear or money... Art is expensive, but you don't need fancy things to make art, so I don't really count that one, but it is worth noting. Time, as I mentioned above, it cuts into money-making or homework time and gets shoved aside. However, the real killer is fear. I myself have a horrible time at this on a number of levels. I'm not afraid to admit it. Maybe it's because I'm not very popular, but even if I was, I'd like to think that I would still be able to admit it.


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I know I probably got a lot of these just now. e_____e




In my experience with others (and myself), fear is usually the fear of others reaction to the artwork, whatever the format. This goes for sculpting, music, writing, drawing, etc, etc. People worry it will be received badly and then it'll make THEM, the creator look bad. We all know this feeling. We all have works we slave over for hours or days or weeks, some years, and when it finally is put out there, nothing. No reactions and those that do seem little meaningful to give us the energy we lost in creating it. So over time, out motivation and energy just falls to pieces.

Some people have issues with never feeling good enough. they could be getting tons of feedback, and good feedback too. Yet still have that insecurity in their minds. Why is that? How do we beat it.


You can't.


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Sorry to break it to you. It will always be there, however, you can weaken that fear. In recent days, ok years, and my watchers know where I'm going with this, it's humans. Characters in general really. I get people telling me to just not post it. Draw it for myself, but I  still can't. Putting that pencil or pen to the paper is impossible for me, or I really really have to fight myself when I do finally make SOMETHING. That's how bad it is for some people. They KNOW that nobody will see it, it's just for them, but it comes to a certain level of proving yourself according to your OWN standards. We all know in our head what we WANT our artwork to look like. However as years progress, it changes. So there is this vicious cycle of never being good enough for ourselves.

This frustration can get us in bad moods. 


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Then we get people who aren't artists just... not understanding. It doesn't help.

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However, that doesn't mean everyone should just screw what they do and stop being creative. Having self doubt is a nature of the beast, and even in more.. industrial careers and trades they have this problem. Self doubt and fear. There will always be people there to be asshats and jerks to you. But, the important thing to remember is to think that you are NOT alone in this. Everyone goes through that and everyone doubts themselves. Even talks with my mentor shows he has had doubt sometimes... my MENTOR. Someone I go to for advice on how to fix things and get better. It's a normal human thing to feel.

So ignore those trolls and people who tell you that you can't stand on your own.
They are liars.
Just get back up again like this little guy and keep going.


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I wrote this not because I wanted to whine about my own insecurities, but to show people that everyone feels them. I am terrified to put my pencil on paper and draw humans. I will sit and damn CRY about it and fight myself for hours. Even if I know nobody will see it. But you give me a tree or rock or animals to draw, I'll have a million sketches in an hour.

The best thing I have discovered to do is just work through it. There is always a trick. On June 23rd, my Aunt died whom I was very very close to, and on July 7th, my dog. Both were super unexpected. It put me in such a place. During that time I found a very odd thing happened. I drew people. All the time, constantly. I think it was because I simply stopped caring about what others thought about my work. I drew during those days for me because I needed it. So I learned it wasn't about the fact I couldn't do it. I could. I just had to think of it mentally in a certain way. Fear is just a mental game.


Now this is not discrediting people with legitimate phobias. I'm not telling you guys to simply get over it. I know that those cases are entirely different. and I respect that. This isn't aimed at you. 


What I am saying is to those who feel they can't draw or don't want to because they lose the motivation due to fear of the outcome, stop. I've been there for 2 long years, dealing with this fear of drawing people. My teachers and mentor have been fighting with me for 2 years to get me over this. It took losing my aunt and dog to teach me this. I am a SENIOR at Ringling College of Art and Design and I struggle with drawing people. It's kinda sad really, but I'm working towards fixing it.  

So now I can relax a little and draw what I want. I know I can do those things I can't. It might be harder still, but in time it'll happen to get easier. So if you have some sort of fear of art like I do, just remember that you can do what you want and nobody has to see it. It doesn't matter if it is good or bad. You CAN do those things, and if you simply lack the skills at the moment, you WILL do those things. Letting you fear get to you and NOT DRAWING won't help you improve those skills you lack in.

You can't learn a bike if you never try right? You can't get good ad a musical instrument without picking one up or playing one or just reading sheet music. You cannot learn the constellations if you never look at the sky, either reading or the real thing.

I have work to do now. I hope someone finds use of this... at least the last two images might make my point clearer.

- Ahkward 

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tokyo-lover2 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Fear of drawing. I started a drawing of my OC's and I think I will never finish it.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG same right now, I am having this issue, but what helps me get through it is accepting that it is ok to not finish things right now. Things come and go in cycles. Sometimes calling an artwork Finished but not perfect is helpful, check out this video by Jake Parker. It helps me a lot when I get the "fear" to finish things:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRtV-u…
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Misaikoneho Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know this post is like 2 years old now but still-
Thank you for this ^^ This gave me hope for it. I've been having a hard time in drawing something without being afraid, my classmates who are good at drawing would often laugh at me that I can't even draw males just females u.u and especially since school's giving me a hard time now. It's quite true on what you said ^^ I was still ignorant and just wants to have fun drawing when I was still little, with silly doodles and stuff but ever since I graduated from Elementary and now in Highschool, reality just sort of magically appeared and punch me in my back. Literally. Someone did punch me in the back.
But now after reading this, this made hope that I can improve my drawings ^^
Once again, thank you for this post~
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You are very welcome, I honestly still need this post from time to time. I can say that since going to art school, I feel even more critical of myself so I can definitely relate to your feelings. I have a similar problem in that I find males harder to draw than females. It's difficult! XD

However I didn't really draw a whole lot in elementary school or middle. High school was when I started getting into it, but it can be hard to keep drawing sometimes. The worst thing you can do is to stop. Never stop. :3
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Misaikoneho Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's no art school here in my place though, but people here are very quick to judging it XD
Males are hard ; v ; I tried to draw them but they kept looking like girls//shot
I just draw doodles and stuff back then in most of my Elementary years, I got more serious on drawing when I was on the last grade on Elementary.
I'm really busy at school ever since I made it to Highschool XD if I ever have time I keep drawing and drawing XD it is also a stress relief whenever I draw//shot
I will never stop drawing.... until I die but even when I'm still dying yeah I'll draw XD
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
There aren't many in Colorado, USA either. I had to move about 2000miles to Florida, USA just to go to the art school I wanted. I graduated from high school in 2009... I feel old now. XD
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Misaikoneho Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I thought there's a lot of art schools there XD but I was wrong... or maybr because my cousin who lives in the USA said there's an art school in the place he lives in//shot
Graduated in 2009? Dear goodness, I feeeeel... so young XD I was eight by that time XD
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
well there are a lot of art schools, but not all are the same, you know? I was quite picky about which one I went to. Also, don't mix art school with high school. Art schools are usually colleges, though there are ART high schools. I went to a trade college for 3 years after high school, then an Art college/school for three years.
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Misaikoneho Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not all the same? Never knew that or never really knew that XD
I've heard my teacher that there's a art school somewhere in the city I mostly visit, though she said it in college. But I'm not really interested in going to an art school that much actually. Same for my classmates who teases me that I can't draw males >__> 
Especially since my mother wants me to go on a business type course or something...
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
well my parents weren't supportive either, and I was told to do something else as well. However I have to live with the college choices I make, not my parents. It's my life and I'd rather have a less "money rich" life but a happier one doing a job I love everyday vs one with a lot of money but a job I hate. Art as a career is hard yeah, but not impossible.
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SDeb Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
Thank You. You words gave me hope and courage when I believed I had no reason to have either. I am an aspiring writer. I will now begin to finish what I started. I don't believe in God, but if I did I would certainly send a prayer for you. 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You are very welcome! Writing is so hard. It's hard to find unique stories with the things people are interested in reading about always changing. x-x I don't believe in god either, but I appreciate the thought.
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Derp-Puppy Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
thank you!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
you are very welcome and i'm sorry for my long reply. ono
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Hatsuo-hime Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
I would like to thank you for posting this. I really appreciate any form of encouragement for fighting this fear of mine, and THIS really helps me a lot especially at this moment. I'm really afraid of what other people think of my work and I just can't bear it that I can't get the certain reaction that I want to elicit from them upon seeing my work. Some would make me feel demotivated while others would encourage me (in which I am very grateful for). I never post my drawings or even show it to my friends (unless they forced me to xD) because of this fear of mine. But now, after reading this, I think I'll try to change that (though it may take a while, haha)
Again, thank you :)

Btw, the gifs made me laugh while reading this hahaha :D
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Some people like making art for themselves. However as you said, it'll take building some tough skin to stop worrying about the opinion of others. It does take time, little steps. Many people here have the same fear, including myself. Thus why I posted it, in the hopes it can help others. I'm glad it IS helping you and I hope it can still help over time. Honestly, by never posting, you'll never help yourself, you'll never work on overcoming it. Maybe start with 1 post every so many days, or once a week, grab things you like, scan or photo them, then post a few images, like a sketchdump. Sometimes artists feel better posting things in bunches, in one deviation, until they feel individual drawings deserve their own deviation.

I know you well overcome it, but it'll take practice and little steps.
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Hatsuo-hime Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Ah yes , I was supposed to post one of my drawings a few days ago but coincidence decided to hit me. My scanner broke down because of an unknown reason. But even so, I will starting posting at least one deviation once I get a new scanner. 

Again, thank you and I'll make sure to overcome it :)
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
That's unfortunate. Hopefully you'll get a new one soon. Libraries and places like fedex/kinkos usually have scanners you can use.
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PuftPrin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
There are several points you made here that have hit home with me: Being judged by your drawings, having family that isn't very supportive, putting the time and effort into artwork and not getting feedback, and finally struggling with insecurities. I haven't been serious about art for most of my life, but I always seem to come back to it. In the times that I have picked it up, I would have to deal with one or all of those points you made. It is very reassuring to know that I'm not alone and everyone has to face these trials. Rather than go into detail about everything and sob, I realized within reading your journal that I haven't been placing my goals into the right area. I'll have to face my fears head on in order to make something of myself, for myself, even if it doesn't lead up to someone else's idea of success.

I just wanted to take some time and say thank you for writing this. I'm really going through a rough time in my life and having stumbled onto your words, it couldn't have come at a better time. Thank you so much. You are an incredible artist btw. If Disney and Okami had a baby, haha!

:)
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xiShadowWolfx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankyou for this. I really needed it. :hug:
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad it helped! ;-; It helps me even to go back and reread these things. <3
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Dioptasy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this journal, I've been struggling with myself and my art for several years now ever since high school. I keep juggling between year-long dry spells and maybe 4 days of pure motivation and I hate being ruled by that. This has helped me a lot, but I know in the end it's still up to me to just push on through and keep drawing. Mental mind games are hard to play when it's your own xD
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Sokkhue Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every time I upload something to DeviantArt I always ask myself "is it really necessary to upload this? Will anyone even like it? etc". 
For me, it's just something I have to ignore. If I don't upload I won't get anywhere. And it's better to get negative feedback than any at all. At least I can learn what I did wrong. 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I feel like this often, I wonder if I'm bothering people by uploading sketches and unfinished work, and in my past experiences, it bothers people to see unfinished work shared. It's seen as lazy and wasteful to post. However I typically disagree, I find sketches and rough works MORE beautiful.

But yes, it's probably something I could stand to learn, how to focus on my wants as an artist and not everyone else' opinions restricting it so much.
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Sokkhue Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I love sketches and WIP stuff. Always been interested in knowing how things are made, not just art but movies, games, etc.
If I have the time for it, and people are interested. I'll create a "Behind the scenes" section for a webcomic I'm working on. Where you can see sketches and early concepts for each page.

I can understand why some people don't like sketches. Especially if they are posted more often than finished works. 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I really love to work on it too. Plus, in the nature of my homework I'll do many many many sketches before I settle on one to take to final. For every finished work I have 10-15 sketches that took me to get there.
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Skrayle Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love what you added. I think we can all relate to this in our own little ways. I always read these little journals of yours and remember we're all humans with relatively the same problems, and there's not a single accomplished artist out there that doesn't doubt their own work at some point. The rest of us are strangers looking in- people who think the artist is amazing and perfect and has it all together somehow. The truth is, I think we're all just sort of blindly meandering around, hoping people don't find out we're just making it up as we go. XD We just happen upon good things, or so it feels to me.
Ah well, gotta keep arting! It's the only way forward~ Llama Emoji-14 (Say Cheese) [V1]  
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree. Even the best professionals have some security issues, even if they don't talk about it.
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RumOfRed Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You will forever and always be one of my biggest inspirations! :happybounce: 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconbrohugplz: HNG THANK YOU! ;-;
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KechK Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Really great journal ahk :)
Thanks a bunch for taking the time for writing and sharing this, I'm sure it helped me uwu
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad! I'm hoping that people can learn from what I struggle with and have it help them move past their own problems. ;-;
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Moriturii Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
you really will forever be one of my most beloved favourite artists!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconloveloveplz: ugh really? :iconcryforeverplz:  But why?
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Moriturii Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
you share experience, you share feelings, you give people like me hope and encourage us. you help people even with just being here, you are awesome! :)
keep rocking! :la:
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
;-; I'm glad people find me so helpful and someone they can go to for such things.
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Galvan1c-Miscr3ation Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very inspirational Ahk C:

Thank you for posting it. It needed to be said. Sometimes those tacit and unspoken aspects of our lives just plague us and you don't realize how much they hurt until you bring them up. For me, my fears lie in other areas, mainly social, but it's the same kind of battle. If you don't try to interact with people you'll never make any friends, so you just have to swallow your insecurity for the moment and try to have fun with people anyway.
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Nigrecent Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh this was a lovely read and I completely understand. Thank you for taking the time to write this. Art is a huge passion of mine, it's self-expression and the only thing no one has ever taken from me. I just overall love it and I'm always doing something be it tattooing, crafting clay or dolls or making plushies, drawing traditional or digitally, painting or doing photography or composing music..

I've been going through my own fear lately; it's not being afraid of what others will think of my work- It's just getting what I have worked so hard on and love stolen.

Recently and even in the past I've had a lot of people trace over works of mine, or just try to remove watermarks and upload the images onto other websites and claim them as their own. On top of that; I've also had my main character stolen, traced over, recolored, and copied on multiple occasions. So, barely any of my artwork I even upload and I keep it to myself now.

It's gotten to a point I even stopped working on the videogames, the animations, and the comic book series I was working on due to losing that motivation because I'm afraid that my hard work will just be some game to another person who just traces over what I worked hard on, or will up and steal all credit and hard work-- such as character creation that takes months for me. And just claim it as their own like some proud mother fucker.

Which-- this has happened on so many multiple occasions, I've lost motivation to work on so many things I used to love to do and It sucks I have so much art I make and pour my heart out into; But I'm afraid to show the world not out of fear for reactions or how they'd be about it... Just fear of what I make not being appreciated and just seen as some fun thing to trace over or to laugh at and steal and claim as if it's there for them to use for free.

It's just.. Well.. Disgusting. But you did cheer me up a whole lot; thank you. Sorry for going on a tangent there. XD;
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry for my long reply! My inbox has been so buried. x-x Anyway

Keeping motivation is incredibly difficult and in the last year, I have suffered the same issue. I've had theft and I've had so many other things to do, I just couldn't be motivated to do anything. Like.. I have so much to do I'm stressed and I'm stressed because I have too much to do.

I think "not being appreciated" is something we can all relate to, however I've learned that if you draw for yourself, you'll be better off. Drawing for the pleasure of others or for the reaction that it might bring is self defeating and drives us to seek that.. confirmation out that we aren't worthless. So if you haven't already, forcus on you and yoru wants and needs as an artist.
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Kietsiekat Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Lately I've been struggling with my art, not because of fear, but because I didn't put my heart into it..
I felt like I had to ~ So you're mind plays a lot into the outcome of
your artwork. What I've learned is to not listen to your head 
and just let your emotion and heart guide you
and then your artwork will always be beautiful 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I guess the thing is I know better. I kno those things,like. don't think just do it.... but I can't. Knowing it and doing it are different, and I struggle with not thinking about things. ;-;
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Kietsiekat Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You can do it though :heart: it just takes practice..
You started drawing people after.. well you know..
Just think of an emotion any you want whether it be sad or happy
then let you head think about the idea of it 
but after that just shut it off and see were you're emotions take you
don't worry about what if's, if you're heart loves it then that's all
that matters ~
:3 Emote - Kitty glomp 
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OneEyedCanine Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for making this journal. After a certain series of events, this is exactly what I needed to read :heart:
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I am very glad to hear it has helped you. That was my goal in posting it. As long as I can help at least one person, I am satisfied.
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BC-Rain Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Almost* perfect explanation (Almost because everyone feels at least a little differently). Now if we could convince our parents to read this and understand...
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Parents are often not artists, and to a high degree, will never understand. They are not artists, and cannot see the world as we do. That is why you should focus on your wants and artistic feelings. Do not let their lack of understanding influence your life.
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BC-Rain Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so true... thank you for posting this, it was really uplifting! Love The Sunshine  You know what, you should try just putting a piece of paper in front of you, close your eyes, and just try to draw a person. Not only will you not feel so bad if it turns out horrible (cause that's what's obviously gonna happen), but you might find the result hilarious and maybe you'll feel a bit better, or you'll have an easier time seeing what's wrong with it and then redrawing it properly... Idk it just seems like something I would do Homerhide-plz  But from whatever humans you posted so far, they all look fine!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem, and drawing with closed eyes is sorta something I do. Though I have no real idea in mind when I do so, do I never worry about the outcome.

That icon.
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BC-Rain Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Eun-Gi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not sure how, but I end up being positive about everything I can be positive about in art. I do have my days where I really don't feel like drawing at all, or I hate how it's coming out constantly. But I push myself back up and continue. I feel like as if I've been battling with myself for a long time, and I only just started to realize things that I should have noticed way back when. 

I just mostly draw at home, not in public, and if I do, it's mostly somewhere more quiet and peaceful. 
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