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Demon Dialogues by ktshy Demon Dialogues by ktshy
Drew my own demon as a tribute to Lucy Bellwood's excellent & very relatable "100 Demon Dialogues” comic: lucybellwood.com/100-demon-dia…

If you're struggling, please know that you're not alone ♥  Sending out my encouragement and good vibes to you all ♥ 

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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
Also seeing new work from you in my inbox totally brought a smile to my face. 
And this sentiment is something I needed to hear too. 
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Tanya56 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018   Artist
Very timely message. Definitely been having this conversation over the last few years. It's been a bit of a wake up call to realize that what I naively defined as "success" when I was younger is practically impossible to achieve (and if achieved, it comes at a cost). It's starting to sink in that true success means that you enjoy the journey--whatever the outcome may be. That's time well spent. <3

And you're not alone in your struggles either. Thanks for sharing. :)
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KemicalReaxion Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! Well said.
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:iconpassin:
Passin Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017
Most helpful indeed. Nice work
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MistyQue Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
let the demons talk, your fans are still here. I for one am very glad you managed to follow your dream as a professional artist, not many of us do. So go kick those demons down, cuz they talk shit.
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UnsolicitedDecadence Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Besides, even if your amount of talent and expertise (barring how old you are when or if you’ve achieved it) doesn’t make you a prolific cartoonist and your efforts don’t lead to worthwhile success, your passion for the arts as well as your good character will hopefully still come through. And you’ll have the support, respect, empathy, and trust of your “professional cartoonist” friends who acknowledge your circumstances as such.

There may even be those who manage to see some of your work, and gain something out of it nonetheless even if it’s not what they’re otherwise used to reading or even if comics and cartoons aren’t their primary interest, proving that life goes on. For better or worse, either it stays with them or is forgotten, that’s what Art is all about. Right?
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:iconmikopol:
mikopol Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2017
I think that's helpful point of view.
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:iconblue6:
Blue6 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
i needed this. thanks :)
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:iconbridgefirecomics:
BridgeFireComics Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hitting so close to home the air raid sirens are going off.
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:icondisneypsycho:
DisneyPsycho Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have this conversation often, but generally the demon wins.
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:iconherebellama:
Herebellama Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Needed this. Thanks.
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DragonSpirit469 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you... I really needed this :heart:
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PriestessOfNox Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
I think sometimes we all need to hear this. Thank you for putting it out there.
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papaku320 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thx Katie I needed that ^^ 
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:iconcheshirecaterling:
CheshireCaterling Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
So inspirational! :D
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Oggey-Boggey-Man Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This! <3
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:iconrodrev:
rodrev Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I needed that :)

Lovely drawing!
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:iconbellechevalier:
bellechevalier Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017
Oh, this is so relevant to my everything. Thank you. ♥ Also I've been following your work for at least a decade, probably more. And I'm definitely still interested.
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:iconcathats:
Cathats Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
yup - that little fellow visits all us artists.
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:iconnerdsman567:
nerdsman567 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Truer words have never been spoken . . . Or written, as it were.
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:iconmosquito-86:
Mosquito-86 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Student General Artist
as a 31 years old who's still trying this speak volumes to me
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:iconrcoots:
rcoots Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes. This is twin to my demon. So very much!!!
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great idea!
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:iconjbvirus:
jbvirus Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Just wanted say thank you, this means a lot and reminded me I have to keep giving art time, keep pushing forward with it and not give up.
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GraphicGinger Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Student General Artist
Amen :)
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Braille-brain Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Bravo to this!!! And never forget you've brought joy to others, too. Your work has given me a lot of smiles in dark times. :heart:
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SparkieTheArtist Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Student General Artist
100% agree with this also, I for some odd reason, just love your avatar
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Jackalopette Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amen.
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CrossroadsWanderer Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
You've definitely captured the essence of anxiety. I'm not always great about telling it to shut up. But I'm doing art now because I enjoy it. Putting it off because I've waited too long will just mean I'm even older and further "behind the curve" the longer I wait.
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SinjaAussiaAngels Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
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TakeWalker Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
I still care! :D
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SeiaraL Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed! It's not a waste of time if you enjoy doing it. Have fun doing what you love most. <3
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BekaDavisStudios Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As someone who has loads of her own demons, my first thought when I read this was "You go girl! Kick his ass to the curb!" What a wonderful project. 
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neofeliss Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Literally going through this right now. Thank you so much for creating this - I needed to hear it. ;_;
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MrDithers Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
I think this is a truth that so many creative types need to remember. Loved this.
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LeoDragonsWorks Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have one of them too, sometime is very clamant... determination and patient is my personal antidote to his malice.
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Bardic-Feline Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is always a message I need to hear. 
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gutgutgut Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
This is brilliant.
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DABurgosART Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
This piece is 100% relatable.
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MuttTheCartoonist Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
Thanks for this. I needed to hear it.
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ArcNovaXII Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
same, entirely. 
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Hiromeka Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I just published my first book. I know the feels of this. But I came to the best conclusion I could...it doesn't matter whether people like it. It doesn't matter whether it sells. What matters is the fact that I had fun writing it...and that I did something I've always wanted to do. When I hold in my hands a copy of the book I wrote...it doesn't matter what anyone or what my inner demons say...I did it. No one can take that from me. No on can ever say I didn't try! Your short comic...meant the world to me.
You've earned my...
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ThreadandClaws Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I needed this so much right now...

Thank you. <3
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jayhorner Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
if I could favourite this a thousand times I would:D
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:iconceilibeag:
Ceilibeag Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
100 Demons indeed.  Some days it's like 1000.
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:iconfirestorm185:
Firestorm185 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Student Filmographer
That's deep. Thank you. 💜
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:iconhtymsiti:
HTYMSITI Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
I needed this. Dealing with a missed book deadline right now. Thank you. :heart:
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:iconamberlepu:
AmberLepu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017
It's never too late to make something. <3 That aside, I've been following your art for a long while now and I'm still watching! Don't give up!
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:iconrose-hunter:
Rose-Hunter Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel the same sometimes

:hug:
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BLUPROPAGANDA Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
And just like that! Shes [ktshy] back!

...

I always say your name Kay-tee-shy.
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