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Lately, as I've been browsing all the amazing artwork featured here on DeviantArt I keep asking myself the question; what inspires or motivates artists, especially amateurs to keep at it? Do they enjoy the technical process of creation? Is it the challenge of taking a few basic art tools and creating something beautiful? Or are artists fueled by a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment when they get to step back and say "It's finished" "I gave it my best shot"! I know of course it's all of these things and many more that inspire artists to do what they do. But still, I wonder; what makes all the hard work and time spent on a piece of artwork worth it for the average person?

I've been on DeviantArt for over a year now. In all that time I've never finished one of the sketches or drawings I've started. And obviously I've never uploaded anything either. I find that somewhat depressing.

Of course every time I come here I am amazed by what I see. I have found so many artists who's work I find truly beautiful and inspirational who's work I can genuinely appreciate and enjoy. But for some reason they haven't inspired me to be creative myself. This is unfortunate. But perhaps I may yet find a source of motivation. I certainly hope so.

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Devi-Nate Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch!!! :D:D
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Silverleaf1702 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Of course. I've always appreciated the beauty of a finely crafted pipe. :) Fantastic work. I'm looking forward to seeing more!

Cheers!
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Devi-Nate Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:D:D:D
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robdolbs Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the :+devwatch:! :love:
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Silverleaf1702 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Absolutely. You have alot of nice work. And I Loved that Drawing of Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn. :)
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robdolbs Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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guinnessdaze Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Thanks for the watch Mathew..appreciated.
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Silverleaf1702 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Certianly Russ, I was hoping to weasel out a few more of the good folks over at Dueys Drawings forums. No missing that Avatar of yours. Look forward to seeing more of your stuff.
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guinnessdaze Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Yes,there are some good Artists on Dueys,must start drawing again..not done anything since September!
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Kuawen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the Watch!
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