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You know those nights, where you lay in bed, and find yourself unable to sleep for countless hours, days on end? You're plagued by these thoughts that consume your mind, play at your thoughts and eat each second away from your night. You know those nights? Yeah.

For some of you who may know, I've been confronted and contemplating with this decision for months, about whether I want to pursue a career in art, or continue my line of study in what's considered a "stable" career in today's society. It's always been my dream to be able to one day pursue and live my dream of art. But if it's so simple, then why have these thoughts surrounding this decision given me so many restless nights?

That's what Insomnia is about. You know, those kind of nights, right?



Some more of my other work

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bironicheroine Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Professional Artist
I wish my insomnia were this pretty!!
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iLDS Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
Wonderful color palette, it got so harmonious Love 
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Sonionik Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colours and the linework. Your style is awesome!
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Vera52 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017
Interesting work.:)
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Zirmada Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2016  Student General Artist
i absolutely adore your colors, and the edging and bleed mix is great, very interesting and beautiful artwork.
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StoneByrd Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Student Artist
This is absolutely stunning. It's dark and mesmerizing, with the depths of indecision written there, so complex... Beautiful work. 
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HallowedShellsArt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, so beautiful!
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sweetposey Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016   Traditional Artist
Interesting ! Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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CletusMcfurg Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done! :)
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Sakura--Art Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love this!
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VickyStrife Featured By Owner May 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful art, I don't know about your career but you definetly have talent ! I've had severe insomnia for 5 months now so this piece really hits close... Do you still suffer from it ?
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016
thank you!
I have no said career, but i've made the conscious decision to chase the dream and hopefully, one day have a career in the field!
In all honesty, ever since, I've slept so much better. I don't feel the anxiety and restlessness and constant eating away of my thoughts at night anymore. I do still struggle to sleep though, but nothing like that anymore.

Is everything okay on your side?
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in-motion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
This artwork is from last year, but I want to throw in my own two cents, because I've been there myself, in a way. What it really comes down to is control. Control of your own career. Because the life of a career artist is mostly more unpredictable (and less stable) than a regular full-time job where you are always guaranteed a paycheck. In my experience, people come to you with offers of good intention, but those can fade away if more important things are happening with them at the moment. And if you go back to them, they might say, "Well I'd like to, but I need the money for ........ right now." If you find the right people with the right money, then everything falls into place. But there's faith and chance involved. I couldn't handle that myself, well, that and knowing/feeling this isn't something I want to build my own well-being around. That might not be encouraging, but I think it is close to reality.
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in-motion Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
By the way, I just found your artwork today and it is really fantastic and unique in its own way. The "right people" would definately want you to do work for them! (But for all I know, this is already behind you by now, lol)
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crazyrockstar123 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
words can not describe this feeling for this artwork
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
I can only hope it's a good feeling!!
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crazyrockstar123 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GIF Gravity Falls - Celestabellebethabelle Snif..Is Beautiful..Onion Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] Llama Emoji-48 (I'm Cool with Mah Sunglasses) [V2] 
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Enigmapsyche Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
Thank you!!
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Enigmapsyche Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no worries :aww:
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kippie89 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Curious if you've decided as to what you're going to do. 
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
:) I certainly did decide, and it went along the lines of saying 'screw it, I'm going for it'.

I am now entering my first year into studying toward a career in the creative industry.
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kippie89 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for replying. Congratulations! I'm glad you took the leap. I'm in the same boat. Clap 
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
Of course I would reply! I do apologize for the delay though.

Thank you, it means a lot to hear words of support like that :D Really? You're starting a first year as well?
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kippie89 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, no. Haha. I'm still undecided. I wish I was starting college somewhere. I might next Spring. Sweating a little... 
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
oOoooOoo! Excited???
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UltraShiva Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this ! :D 
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
thanks!
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UltraShiva Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome ! :) 
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vycherry Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I love the colour of the hair :)
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
Thanks!!!
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JulietteOnline Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is beatifully... (☆△☆)
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
thank you! :D
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RocketKat123 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015   General Artist
Yes I understand completely. I'm a senior in high school and I still don't know what I should do. Should I peruse art or writing or something "stable"? People tell you all your life to follow your dreams, but then they tell you that you'll get nowhere following your dreams. It's confusing and conflicting. I spend many nights lying awake thinking what the future will hold as well.
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
I'm sorry to hear that you're also in a similar position. It's so unfair and quite tragic to hear and see the amount of people that are affected by such a dilemma. We should, as individuals, be able to live to enjoy and love what we do, but alas, it's so difficult to decide when being told 'chase your dream, but be wary that your dream is also a dead end and unstable'. It's ridiculous.
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RocketKat123 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015   General Artist
Yeah, you summed it up pretty well. All throughout history artists have been put down and called bums for following their dreams. Vincent Van Gogh for instants. He only became really famous when he was dead. 

UGH! This is a really depressing topic. Sorry if I'm bringing you down.
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
Don't be sorry! it's something that nobody can really ignore, because it is true even in today's society. It's looked down upon, but it's something that can't really be changed dramatically or is really in our power. I guess at the end of the day for me, it's not just all about the money. It's about being happy, yknow!
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RocketKat123 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015   General Artist
You're right. This kind of discrimination is present even in today's society. And you're right again in saying that it can't be changed all at one time. It can take centuries to an idea of belief to be brought out of a culture. People today still hold primitive ideology that is wrong, but the world is ever changing. There is still hope, I suppose. 

I completely agree; it is about being happy. No one should get stuck in a job they don't like :)
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
I totally agree :( I really do hope things do change for the better in the future, no matter how long it takes.
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RocketKat123 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015   General Artist
Same here.
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Rini07 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
I know exactly how you feel. Being torn between following your (he)art and dreams or choosing the 'secure' ergo more practical ergo boring way to fit into our society's system is tough for a creative soul. Sigh.
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
It's so sad to see that amongst all the comments, so many people are able to resonate with this sort of dilemma, all because of the way society has forged us to be, like you said :( Damn you society, why do you have to look on creativity and dreams with disdain.
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Radhikita Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015
Beautiful concept!
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
thank you!
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alexjediary Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I think I'll be unable to sleep for countless hours tonight, this too touched me. Decisions I made today and decisions I'll be making tomorrow, those kind of nights really is troubling but your art really keeps me feel soothing, like I can make it through today and tomorrow, thank you!
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
AW! I'm sorry for disrupting your sleep alex, I don't want to cause an onset to your sleeping because of my own little drama :(

I did realise, throughout this whole process, was that we really should focus on what we can do for today, because no matter what happens really, the sun will always rise again the next day.
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alexjediary Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
wow! thank you kelogsloops (Hieu)! :) definitely the sun will rise again, starting a new day for every one of us, a new adventure!
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015
YESS! That's the spirit
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VeryaLiona Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do know those kind of nights.
I have the same problem. I've always been more the creative type. I wanted to do something with music or art, but because there's barely work in it, I didn't do it.
Instead I studied languages to get a job in a company, but because of the high unemployment I can't find a job, so I started a new study this year to become a web designer. Next to that I want to learn more about digital art. I'm not giving up on becoming a better artist. So I'm still chasing a piece of my dream.
I really think you should follow your dream. Your work is amazing! 
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
Aw, that makes me so happy to hear that at the end, you did choose to chasing a part of your dream! It's stories like that, which I find os encouraging and endearing because in the end, it really was a choice to live for what you love ;").

Thank you! It does mean a lot to hear that kind of support.
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