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believe me, art it's meant to be enjoyed
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As some people were misunderstanding the meaning of this stamp, I'll explain it:

When you're trying really hard to be the best artist or be better than [random artist], you get stressed, angry, and you don't feel excited by creating art.
So, what you have to do is create anything that you enjoy, it might be shitty... yeah, but if you're having fun, it's all that matters
and by the way, I'm sure that if you don't stop painting, drawing whatever you enjoy you'll improve
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Tortive's avatar
Tortive|Hobbyist General Artist
It's only a competition when you tell your sister you can draw a picture of hers better than she did! :D
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PearlJelly's avatar
Ah yes this is my favorite stamp we all need to like get together and just love all the art i think back when i was younger i treated it as a competition when in was in elementary school i wanted to be the best then i just dropped that and did what i thought is fun!
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phobicpigeonEdited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this post is kinda old but i really like it. it's cuz my friend is alllways trying to be better than me, whenever i post, they post around the same time.. whenever i improve, they improve. They used to comment longer comments and encourage me but now they don't bother.. it's like they're trying to make me feel bad... and we use to be good friends... but now im happier on a new account. 
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Buniis's avatar
There are so many who I wish would realize this.. they stress themselves out waay too much comparing to other artists when really, their art is great too !
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Aeskulapmoth|Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly agree with this!
Yeah, sure you can compare your art to other artists art IN ORDER TO IMPROVE(instead of making you feel bad since it´s not helping anyone tbh), but don´t cross the line and  take it so far to an extend where you are constantly dissatisfied with your art, your improvement and, last but not least, yourself!!!
(and yeah, I might have to stop doing this myself...even if it´s hard af)
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Buniis's avatar
ikr I hate seeing people constantly put down their art...
and then I see some complain about their old art, like
look at it as a good thing / improvement. Not something feel ashamed of. :/
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Aeskulapmoth|Hobbyist General Artist
exactly!!!
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SilentAiko's avatar
With full honesty, I used to do this a lot.. and stress myself out. The more I tried, the more anxious and upset I got with myself because I never stopped and thought to say "I don't have to be a copy of somebody, to be good at something" It just takes practice.
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I am a very very jealous person, I sometimes feel like so jealous it angers me to see someone better than me in art, 
But then I go look at my own art and look at the pieces I'm most proud of and just go: "Damn... Let's see them try and top this.."

Even if I probably know they would be better, but I still love it regardless. 

One of my proud comfort pieces is like this one: Royal Blood

I always tend to try and top my inspirations, that way I get confidence in my art as I feel like I've accomplished a milestone of improvement, still I don't go full on out competing with art, forcing myself to be better.

I'm confusing
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... so, what you have to do is create anything that you enjoy, it might be shitty... yeah, but if you're having fun, it's all that matters and by the way, i'm sure that if you don't stop painting, drawing, whatever you enjoy you'll improve

well done
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Yodawgyoutalkin2me's avatar
Well, if you want to make it your living or enter an art contest, then yes it is.
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JustYoungHeroes|Student Filmographer
I explained this stamp to another deviant but anyway is not about art contests 
it is about stop thinking that you have to be the best artist, it's cool to try new ideas and get inspired by other artists but
when you really want to be the best you get stressed, it's not funny anymore....

what i'm encouraging with this stamp is to release your creativity, don't care about how good you art is now
if you're having fun creating it, in a matter of time you'll improve <3
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Yodawgyoutalkin2me's avatar
I see your point, but I think to truly become great at any art form, you need to have ambition and strive to be the best you can be. Always take steps to improve yourself whenever you can.
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JustYoungHeroes|Student Filmographer
yes, you're right about that!

but when somebody starts obsessing to be the best it cannot be healthy at all...
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Ennonion|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You mean like an art contest?? Sometimes it's just for fun but with a prize if you win, there's nothing wrong with that
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JustYoungHeroes|Student Filmographer
no,
what I mean is that some people feel like their art has to be the best, so if you are trying too hard to make your art look better than others
you usually don't have fun, you can even get stressed!!

{you have to enjoy the art you create because of what it makes you feel... but never because you want to be better than [insert random artist]}  

so, that's what this stamp means ;///v///;
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Ennonion|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh. So that's what you meant, i totally agree with that
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JustYoungHeroes|Student Filmographer
thank you! ;v;
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John-Martin|Hobbyist General Artist
I feature that on my profile. It's simply true.
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JustYoungHeroes|Student Filmographer
cool ;v;
thank you very much!
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lncendiary|Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO MANY PEOPLE NEED TO SEE THIS
I hate to admit it but, I'm sure I'm one of those people... I can't help always wanting to be at the top and feeling upset when everyone is improving faster than me..... I hate that I'm like that so much though ahhh ^^;
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JustYoungHeroes|Student Filmographer
You're not alone in this...
honestly I feel like shit when I watch other's masterpieces and then my art :/
but I'm trying to ignore that feeling so that I can focus on learning how to improve ;v;
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