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Journal Entry: Thu Feb 28, 2013, 12:08 PM

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Wow! I'm truly overwhelmed by the feedback I got on this journal! Thank you so much, my dear watchers!! You're AWESOME. You have no idea how helpful your comments were, and how much warmth I felt inside while reading them. :love: Before this journal I had been too afraid of the reception of my art to try out different things. Now I think I'm ready. But gradually. I will still be drawing "my" things, don't worry. ;p

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OK guys! Time for some changes. Yeah, I know that my gallery has *always* been a total mishmash when it comes to styles, but I also drew and painted focusing too much on how my pictures would be received. Because of that many ideas or sketches went to trash with thoughts that "they would not suit my gallery".
But recently I've noticed that I stopped caring about it.

I'm currently during that phase of life when I'm occupied with so many commercial projects that I hardly find time for drawing for myself. And when I do, I really want to create what I *want* to create in that peculiar moment, to try totally new subjects and just see how I execute them. That's why, just out of curiosity and as form of a warning, I'm asking you, my dear watchers, a question. And please answer honestly.

:bulletred: How would you react if I started submitting things totally out of my style, like unfinished comic-style doodles, kawaii/manga/anime pictures, anthro, pin-ups or erotica (not only straight!!), mixed media experiments, landscapes with no purpose, etc? :bulletred:

Would you unwatch me? would you think negatively about me (like: "what a weirdo, I hate anthro/manga/slash, I'm loosing all respect!")? And would you indeed prefer my gallery to be coherent in style?

Thank you in advance for answers, I highly appreciate any feedback! :heart:

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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely draw what you want to as best as you can! I look forwards to it
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Sheledriia Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Show us your Power. <3
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ReverieJune Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
I think it's brilliant that you want to challenge yourself with different styles/subjects! I definitely look forward to seeing the new stuff. Don't doubt yourself! You're very talented and you should be able to enjoy doing what you do! Just keep doing what you love, and I'm sure your followers will love it too! <3
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EozRedavni Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Artist
I encourage you to do what you choose, it's your art and you should portray it however you want.
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ambientdream Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hello there! I just wanted to say that I truly understand why you ask this questions to your watchers! I've been thinking to set up a poll if my watchers do care about me changing style sometimes or not. I usually draw children illustration stuffs since I'm a children illustrator but sometimes I have the other side of me where I want to draw semi realism + dark surreal stuffs too. I'm worried if my watchers don't like it.. since I think they expected me to draw in one style.

But after looking at your journal here, I think I'm more relieved now... even myself doesn't mind if you draw different style sometimes, because variety is needed in the gallery too! So, keep drawing what you like then! :D
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LizzibeeSkoler Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesomesauce :) looking forward to it
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Elyra-Coacalina Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
xD I would totally be fan of you, even with your differnt styles ! many styles mean many talents !! you can be proud of yourself !!! :clap: :clap:



oh : oO mishmash ? the food called mishmash ? You know it ? xD crazy xD
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RainbowOwlz Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem at all! That's awesome that you wish to expand the contents of your dA gellery! Go for it! :D
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Thank you very much! :)
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RainbowOwlz Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:) My pleasure!
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klomp123 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would go, "Oh look, they're branching out!" and move on with my life. There's no such thing as, "I drew something that isn't my style!" If you drew it, it is inherently yours. The more things you draw, and the more different ways you draw them, the more you'll see little things that connect them all. You'll gain a deeper understanding of your style. Style is more than a superficial look. It's an inherent part of you that will always appear in everything you make. If you make something that doesn't match your previous style, then that previous style wasn't your style. It was a technique, or a certain look, or whatever, and there's nothing wrong with that.
Personally, I think it's cool when people try new things. They grow and change and the old things that they enjoy doing change and grow with them.

I'm going to try to control myself and not write a twelve page essay on the meaning of art, personal growth, and life.
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Aw haha, I would indeed like to read that ;) Because you made some very good points. I was sure that I already know that new styles/techniques only help developing my own way of drawing, but still, I was too afraid to try out these things. I feel that after all these comments I'm finally ready. :D

Thank you!
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whoopsthepencilbroke Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'd love to see a bit more variety ^.^ its your da, do whatever you want :)
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
thank you very much!
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Burlew Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't honestly say that I'd keep watching you if you switched entirely to erotica, or abstract mixed-media. But I like seeing sketches and landscapes, and I love anime and manga.

But, really, being an artist shouldn't be about figuring out how to please the most people; just do what you feel inspired to, and share it with those who will look.
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
don't worry, I won't change my style permanently, and I definitely won't draw too much erotica. I just like to try myself in new genres. ^^

Thank you!
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Burlew Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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zulou Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i would adore it either way :P
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
thank you very much!! :love:
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zulou Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you are and will forever be very welcome :P
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Maggie-Marie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
I'd love to see all sides of you as an artist! If I don't like it I won't favourite, if I love it I will :P Post everything! No reason for you not to show off all of your art. If there are two drastically different sides to your art, maybe you could consider making two separate accounts? Just link all the watchers from one account to the other, so we can choose to watch both if we like :) just an idea
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
thank you for yoru feedback! making another account is definitely something I'd like to avoid. That's why I wanted to warn my watchers and ask what they think ;) but good to know that you'll be ok with that :D
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AhmedAbdalaa Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm mister Creepy No problem
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
hehe thanks, that's good to know :D
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greenwaterbottle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I want to see that side of you! i love seeing unfinished sketches and just weird doodles because when an artist only ever posts their most refined work, they seem inhuman almost. I think it's awesome to experiment:)
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
thank you for saying this! I just realised that I myself think better of artists who show that 'human' - like you said - side of them. I'll definitely keep that in mind :)
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greenwaterbottle Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
yay! :D
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CaseyJewels Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student Writer
As long as you put the proper warning on pin-ups/erotica, I wouldn't mind. And as long as you didn't flood your gallery with slash.

I mean, you're free to do whatever you want. This is your art, and you didn't force me here. I wouldn't think negatively of you. There's other people I watch who occasionally post those same things, and I just delete those deviations as soon as I realize what they are. I don't make a big deal out of it. There's only ever been one deviant I've stopped watching for those reasons, and that's because that's all her art became.

But even if you lose a few watchers, you'll probably pick up some others because they'll like your new stuff.

As for the style portion of this... Same thing, you're free to do whatever you want. And, who knows, maybe some of your watchers will fall in love with your other styles.

Just be yourself, and the people who love you and what you do will stick around.
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback. That's right, by doing things in different style I make some sort of an investment - some people may go away, but others may come. Hehe it's funny thinking this way.

And don't worry, I won't ever go too far with 18+ stuff. I'm terribly timid when it comes to looking, let alone drawing xD That's why I want to break this tabu just a bit.
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CaseyJewels Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Writer
You're welcome!

And that's good to know.
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Spikings Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You shouldn't have to worry about what we think. You have one life to do what you want with, and if that means drawing a different style for short or long term, then it's not our place to say no. Besides, you've got the skills woman, just let loose and go crazeh!! We'll all support you along the way! :D
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
You know, you're absolutely right. Sometimes I really worry too much about the feedback. And right, I don't want to change my style permanently. But comments to this journal helped me a lot to understand it!

Thank you very much for your words ^_^
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Spikings Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Not a problem, can't wait to see what you come up with! Happy drawing! :hug:
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist
I think it's awesome you try different things. I wouldn't think any of those things and I wouldn't unwatch you, of course. If you want to submit works on those styles, by all means... do it! ^^ I'll be delighted to see them. :3
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Thanks a lot for your words! :hug:
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist
You're welcome hun. ;)
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ToxiClean Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that'd be awesome. :)
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
thank you!
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DementedCuteness09 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Do it! It would be sick too see the transition from your regular art to creepy :)
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
haha I don't think I could permanently change my style or subjects, I'm rather thinking about a total chaos in my gallery ;p thanks!
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Metacognitorious Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Art is all about the message you send across :D go for it!!
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
thanks a lot!! ^^
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HoursUponHours Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm okay with experimenting, but creepy, hentai, violent/gore, ect... are not up my alley... for lack of a better wording.
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Hah don't worry, I would probably never go as far as to draw gore or hentai O.o Erotic yes, but never too explicit ;)
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HoursUponHours Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, okay then ^^
I'm all good with that :XD:
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Yaslina Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would really like to see that, even if afterwards I don't like it, it won't mean I would unwatch you because I'm sure you would still create art that I like. I think it's important to draw what you want and I'm sure that when it comes from your imagination it will be great!!!
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
thank you very much for your words, they relly encourage me :)
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anikakinka Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
to hell with constant style

rysowanie różnych rzeczy to klucz do progressu, więc jestem zdecydowanie na tak
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Anako-ART Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
dzięki wielkie, też tak myślę :D po tym journalu mam ewidentnie mniej oporów przed rysowaniem rzeczy, których wcześniej bym się nie tknęła x3
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Diaff Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
personally i really like see that an artist can explore some differents styles ... It show you can draw anything and it a really good for improve yourself as an artist. So i say to you let's go do it! I don't unwatch you for that :)
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