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Are you afraid or nervous to speak to me? could you say why? Also, if you are, plesse say Hi! I really do like meeting and conversing with watchers. 

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32 deviants said 10 - I am terrified or extremely nervous to speak to you. -hides in shadows-
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31 deviants said 5 - Sometimes I feel ok speaking to you. Still a little iffy about it.
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23 deviants said 3
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18 deviants said 6
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15 deviants said 2
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13 deviants said 1 - No way! I talk to you a lot already!
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12 deviants said 4
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8 deviants said 7
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8 deviants said 8
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2 deviants said 9

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:iconthetinfoilrat:
TheTinfoilRat Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I do talk to you occasionally, but I guess the main reason for not talking to you is because you're popular/good at art... It kind of makes me feel a bit.. distant from you? If that makes sense? :hmm: Also because I'm shy anyway. And lack of time. :P

But if you insist... Hi! :aww:
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hm... I'm really not... "popular". XD I don't know what people call popular though lol
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:iconthetinfoilrat:
TheTinfoilRat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Well, you're more popular than me, by far. XD I'd count anyone with over 500 watchers and generally 10+ comments on each deviation as popular.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Mmm I guess I do not care much for how many watchers people have. That does not make me better than anyone because I have a higher number. I am still human and people are free to talk.
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:iconthetinfoilrat:
TheTinfoilRat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Well I know, numbers don't really mean anything. It's just that it creates this feeling of there being some kind of boundary, for some reason. :shrug:
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:iconrykhers:
Rykhers Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey OH SHI- PeeTiem 
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:stare: hello.
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:iconrykhers:
Rykhers Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Run Away run animation omg
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:iconacolorfulshadow:
AColorfulShadow Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm always scared to converse with those with far more refined artistic talents than my own.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Why is that though? I or anyone is hunan like you are. XD Last time I checked anyway... stuff can happen in a few hours.
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:iconacolorfulshadow:
AColorfulShadow Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know. I guess I figure people with a lot of fans don't have time to talk with their fans.
Humanity can sneak away as time passes... Better to check up on it often.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
XD I can understand that. I do my best to talk to people who take the time to send me a message. After all, I would want people to do the same for me, so I do it for everyone else. :D

It can, I know many artists who have over time become less social. It's sad.
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:iconacolorfulshadow:
AColorfulShadow Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a good way to go about it. Although sometimes its not very practical.

Yeah, I suppose people just change their approaches sometimes.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Practical, no. It does eat up a lot of time and energy, how ever I value my relationship with my watchers more than those.
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:iconacolorfulshadow:
AColorfulShadow Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it does keep your fans engaged with you more which in general tends to lead to higher opinions of you.
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:iconlibertades:
Libertades Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Artist
I feel nervous when I do Sweating a little... because since you are a professional artist I believe, and you devote a lot to it and have so many watchers, I feel quite small...
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Mmm I freelance to pay my bills and such, so I guess I could be considered pro, yes. I devote myself to it since it IS what I depend on. As fae as watchers go, I depend on them too. I have many private clients I do work for on other sites. Most of the people who would order from me on dA a commission, public or private, are watchers. So having a fair amount is helpful, but it also should never be used to define success. I know people here with amazing artwork, and few watchers, yet they make a killing irl.

So please do not ever compare such things. Also consider some people collect watchers, i mean that they "offer things" if you watch them, and because people love getting free stuff, tgey do it. So often, I put little importance on stats.I just look at the art and what my reaction is to that ary since that is what really matters anyway. XD
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:iconlibertades:
Libertades Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Artist
Sounds fair Sweating a little... you have so much experience with this... I myself am trying to become a freelancer as well and I'm struggling to do so, my art isn't that good and I'm no professional yet, plus I am not popular among artists, I still have so much to go and live from what I do, I admire that from you.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Freelancing is very hard. I am lucky enough to have people think I handle the Okami style decently. That helps too. Finding sonething not offered often, thn finding the right crowd to offer it too is always super helpful.

My best advice is to look at what YOU do best naturally. Work on that strength and make it marketable. For instance my gravity toward an inky style. Im learning to "mimic" looks of art style that use ink so that I can offer art to people who love that style. Lots of people love the asian ink look. So it is natural people want to order it. XD

I hope that helps?
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:iconlibertades:
Libertades Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Artist
I don't even know if I have a solid style or special talent out other good artists, such as Favetoni or Grypwolf, whose artworks are really really good and great but to be honest most of such kind of artists have a similar style and followers, and since my art is starting to look like it I'm afraid of competition and being called mainstream, all I can do is get better but meh. :(
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Pft, if people attack you for using a style, especially one considered mainstream, they can go throw themselves in a corner. Style is something that will naturally develop over time, though some people can mimic others intentionally. Comic artists and animators actually need to be good at it. Lol

If that is your natural look,go for it. I can say that in my opinion, it will likely verge off into its own look in time. Time is something you cannot rush and it is a main ingredient into finding one. So do what you can! For the record, my style has changed a looooooot in the last year or two. Only in the last few months I have found one that seems to be becoming consistent. X.x
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:iconlibertades:
Libertades Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you for the advices :)
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
no problem. :D
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:iconlucidkitsune:
LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
...Hi.

Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:iconlikeasirplz: oho! We have a little shy one here. I promise I am not scary at all my good fellow.

In all seriousness, how are you and what are you up to today? I love those llama icons.
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:iconlucidkitsune:
LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
Mwahahaha.. xD  

I'm totally the opposite of shy on the internet, but real life is a completely different story. @_@ It's frustrating sometimes. I'm breaking out of my shell just a tad by doing livestreams with my mic on. I dunno I need anti-anxiety meds or something :|

What am I up to...... Well I'm at work buried in crappy work but putzing around on DA instead of working . Hooray procrastination!! :D
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I need to learn to stop being so social it distracts me. XD

I too am procrastinating on house cleaning. Wooooo.....
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:iconmissbabymint:
MissBabyMint Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi long time no see. I've been on and off for literally ages now. I have barely any time to draw and it pisses me off, quite frankly. In this month alone, my parents have announced their divorce and my precious bby bun died (hhhh i miss his little fluffy butt so much) and I'm stressed and it's just all around bad-ness. Sorry if it seemed like I was ignoring you, really I just would not have been good company at all, and I definitely hate to dump my emotional baggage on others, so yeah. Whoops.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Nonono, this poll was done out of pure curiosity. XD I am not complaining about anything by posting it. I got a note from someone and our discussion mentioned being nervous to speak to a "great artist". XD I did not think so many felt that way.

I am sorry for your life turning on you. My parents divorced when I was 8, so I understand the feels. ;_;
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:iconmissbabymint:
MissBabyMint Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, life's a little shit sometimes. I'm also at that terrible stage in art where you're really close to being good, but not good enough, so everything you do just enrages you and yeah it's not fun and I get agitated when i draw hhhhh i just want to like skip this stage in art development.

and yeah, you are  a pretty great artist ;)
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Mmmm i find plataeus can be made better by trying new mediums, styles, etc. Usually people stop improving because they settle into a look or style. By always changing, you always improve. Try that and maybe it could help.

I do not feel great. Maybe the potential is there, but I am unsure if it is my future to be so.
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:iconmissbabymint:
MissBabyMint Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, silliness. You are definitely a great artist already. I only wish I were that good.

On a side note, maybe I should try landscapes instead. Or animals. Less people. To ponder on later...
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I do advise being diverse and experimenting. It could be refreshing to try new subjects!

Pft, i will not accepted it. People get scared of great artists. I do not want that.
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:iconmissbabymint:
MissBabyMint Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Then I will gladly take your talent. ;)
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
lol I meant people calling me "great". eue Good try though.
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:iconmercurialfox:
mercurialfox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   General Artist
I talk to people if I can think of something worthwhile to say(not often;P), otherwise I'm usually think I'm bothering people ^^;
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Many seem to think talks are bothering. XD I heartily disagree. Lol
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mercurialfox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   General Artist
Same here, I love when people talk to me, but I always assume I'm bothering them lol. I should probably just ignore that though, unlesss someone tells me I'm annoying  ! XP
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:iconsuliri:
Suliri Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't talk much, because i'm shy XD but hi ^-^
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It usually depends for me. Some days I am more reserved than others.
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:iconsuliri:
Suliri Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, me too, but it really depends XD but i'm normally total shy, i rarely talk XD when i write it's a little bit different, then i just have to write something and i don't need to talk XD but i'm fine with it ^-^ because that's who i am ^-^
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I am the type to prefer letters / phone calls over anything else. Lol
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Suliri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD ^-^
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NirvanaGenesis Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
I'm not really afraid to talk, but I'm generally a quiet person.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Your icon always amuses me
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:iconnirvanagenesis:
NirvanaGenesis Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Thanks! :) I think it's pretty cute, too. I can't make my own icons, though.
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:iconkrixxxxxx:
Krixxxxxx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
I'm fine with talking to you. It just so happens that we've never had a conversation.
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Well let us start then... music is good, what kind do you listen to?
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:iconkrixxxxxx:
Krixxxxxx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
Most kinds. You?
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:iconahkward:
Ahkward Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I do not really prefer genres in most cases. Though my favorite is bluegrass.xD

Most of the time it is a song by song basis for me.
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