I stopped paint?
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What is your reason to not continue working on art?

1.Can't make good money?
2.Can't find jobs?
3.Skill never improve since long time practice?..........
4.........Or ?
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Tyteynium's avatar
Tyteynium|Student General Artist
Even though I am still going at it, I am actually going through a bit of both 1. and 2.
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Penstray|Student Digital Artist
I stopped drawing many times during my life because my works never reached the technical potential I wanted and seen at others. But now I know better, that practice makes perfect, so hopefully I'll not let myself become disheartened again.
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greenman333|Hobbyist General Artist
i was force fed the idea that the only way to make it as an artist was to be extremely lucky and tapped into the right social clique in the high art community, or to sell out and become a graphic designer. i was too introverted and spiteful of socio-political games to pull off the fine art path, and unwilling to become a graphic artist and poor my soul into my art only to have a marketing committee tell me to change it all around.

i have learned since then that what i was told was a lie, propogated in a time before computers and the internet took over the world. there are countless types of artists, and just as many avenues to success.

i've never stopped being creative, but i did stop pursuing art as a means of income. this meant my focus had to shift elsewhere and my growth as an artist has all but stagnated entirely. recently, i decided i want to give a shot at monetizing my art... for the first time in my life. i may fail, but i would rather look back on my life and remember all the things i did, than look back and wonder what could have been if only i'd tried.

thank you for asking, and i hope you never quit.
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SillySkeleton's avatar
Working a full time job saps all the energy out of me and any inspiration dries up by the time I get home. I used to love creating art. I hate that I've lost that part of me.
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WOLF777MX|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, this happened with me recently, and it was because I was drawing too much, I just get into a vicious loop of drawing everyday that I just get bored, then I went to do something new like play videogames, make more exercise or writting. Because of this, I left drawing for about a week. Other good reason is lack of inspirations, it's the most common for me, and I stop drawing for at least one or two days. 
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DraconicAce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me i stopped practicing to become a professional artist due to my lack of skill improvement, I spent 4 years practicing drawing (including art school) and while i did improve it was minuscule overall. Took me that long to realize it was not worth the money i poured in it. I'm a really creative guy and my head is filled with ideas but i'm naturally picky and over the years i lost the patients. My mind can't grasp drawing techniques easily.     
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Brandoch-Daha|Hobbyist General Artist
I'll always draw, I think. I always doodle at work, and still see beautiful things around me. I really slowed down, though, after a bad year, and was quite depressed, I suppose. The drive just wasn't there to finish stuff as much. But projects are always fun to start. Practice is the only way to get better, it is the same with music. It doesn't matter if it is 'great' it's still good to do, and there is a lot of enjoyment just in the act of creating, drawing, or playing music.
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annabelleayako|Student Digital Artist
I can't imagine I'll ever really stop, drawing and painting is literally the reason I wake up every morning, as cheesy as it sounds.
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I stopped painting, because i am only a hobbyist... my paintingskill is in real natur like from a talentet kindergarden child... but my brain is full of creation,(collors, idea´s, the wish to get more Artpower),but my hands are still not compatible whis my 3rd eye (Point where art meats u in full range) i can´t bring it out. that feels like a small depression if i try to start a new picture.... i never whant or will earrn money with my art.. my art is to sort brushes on a screen.. like copy and paste... the brushes are from other artists like maybe you...like a tribute to some artists... i take also pictures on my camera... and create Tagarts for friends... -- but in the end... it is the (my) only way to bring out my wish to create ART. it is hard to go on in creative stuff.... 
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VixenNymph|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loss of inspiration. Drawing is a hobby for me, not a passion :<
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TheRafa|Professional Digital Artist
passion is important
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VixenNymph|Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, it is for sure. I wish I had it because I'd love to get better at drawing/painting and reach some of the quality of my favourite artists! I have a passion for art; just not doing it myself it seems, hahaha
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TheRafa|Professional Digital Artist
Hey your art is not bad..Keep it up or you ca noted me anything can help you improve 
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JadeMerien|Professional Digital Artist
I think if I ever stopped painting it would be because I wasn't inspired to create anything anymore, like all the ideas ran out. If I didn't make money/couldn't find jobs, I would do it as a hobby. As for skills, I think you can still create ideas in your head without a perfect knowledge of art, they just might not come out as exact, but you can still create. I guess I would stop if I stopped enjoying the creation process. 
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TheRafa|Professional Digital Artist
but now still draw right?
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JadeMerien|Professional Digital Artist
yes
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