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Less Pressure
I've been having such a tough time lately you guys. I don't know what to do.
Hey guys, art is really tough. Lately for me it's been feeling extra difficult. I've made the tough decision to, for the first time in my life, not do art as work for awhile. I'm going to take a break away and pursue other passions. Eventually, especially if this is what you rely on for income, you start wondering 'am I good enough? Is what I am doing enough? Is this what people want?' and when that happened I felt like I started losing what makes what I do fun and unique. Our goal as artists is to become our own favorite artists and when you start trying to mold yourself into what others want - that isn't as genuine (to me anyway). I can't be losing the fun in art while simultaneously constantly working on it just to still struggle badly day to day financially. Unless something crazy comes up I am going to be leaving art for awhile to focus elsewhere and regain what I love about doing art. I'll still be doing and posting things, but I will just be working on personal stuff.

If you want something from me you can get something here. I am closing the sheet on the 4th. I am not sure when I will reopen again, probably not for a long long while. Don't lose the fun in your personal work, everyone!


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James Fenner
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm an editorial illustrator / illustrated travel-journalist



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Skobeloff Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your art - you got such an unique style! Keep up the good work! :heart:
hoxsie Featured By Owner May 2, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
JMFenner91 Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, that be me! What's up?
hoxsie Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
i would just like to say............ 
JMFenner91 Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Heyo! Also SO happy to see new work from you. The new stuff is all sick!
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daGohs Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
Hey there. Your pieces looks like made whit crayons. Good stuff
Onlyfox Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
Happy birthday James :D
grimhost Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
happy birthday !!
Gurdim Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
happy birthday :)
paori850 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
Happy Birthday!
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