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How often do you create art (any art media type)? 

27%
108 deviants said Daily
17%
66 deviants said 1 per week
15%
58 deviants said 1 per month
13%
51 deviants said Every 2 weeks
13%
50 deviants said 2 per week
10%
39 deviants said Other (please write in the comment section)
6%
24 deviants said Only on weekends
1%
2 deviants said Never

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:iconfallenfantasyart:
FallenFantasyArt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Either every day or once a month...I'm not consistent.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2017   Traditional Artist
The most important thing is we keep on creating something. onion dance  Looking through your gallery you do lots of different art medias :wow:
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FallenFantasyArt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

 

Yeh true though it would be nice to focus on art over other things for a while...having said that I've got loads of paintings I've not got around to uploading. ^^;

I really need to focus down on certain mediums, but I do really love them all. Unfortunately if I don't I'll probably go down the 'Jack of all trades, master of none' route.
It seems like watercolour really wants you to spend a good bit of time learning it, and learning how to let it do it's own thing. Do love watercolour but it doesn't feel like an easy one to just dip your toes in. :)

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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017   Traditional Artist
The more you paint the easier it gets =D

Maybe if you focus on just one media you can learn it quicker. After you are more used to it, you can try to learn another one.

But in art everything goes...so if you want to make an artwork with pencil and then one with acrylics...do it, why not ^^ Nothing needs to look perfect, it's about the creativity process. 
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FallenFantasyArt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good to hear, I really need to go through and practice some watercolour techniques. My main problem is not having the knowledge of how to do something before starting a more important painting. :)

True and with a lot of media at least some amount of the knowledge gained can be transfered over to other media, colour, composition, etc......maybe focus on the media that can be transfered and less on things like beadwork? :)

Very true but it can get frustrating if you don't progress, instead jumping from the bottom rung of one ladder to the next.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2017   Traditional Artist
If you need help...use YouTube videos...that's how I learn too :nod:

I need to see it, to understand it :dummy:

On YouTube there are some channels dedicated to certain art media, like oil painting, pastel, watercolor, drawing.

I made a collection of video links related to watercolor. Maybe you find something useful La la la la 

WATERCOLOR: TECHNIQUES by TokyoMoonlight   WATERCOLOR: HOW TO PAINT... by TokyoMoonlight
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:iconfallenfantasyart:
FallenFantasyArt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I've been looking up a few and they are good for technique ideas but so far the things I've mostly tripped over are basic knowledge stuff like what stage of dryness to add salt, is masking fluid/paint completely dry before I do something next to it ....all the things you  learn with time and practice. just need to get that practice. :)

Wow that is a lot of videos, thanks for making your lists. :)
I was looking for new art videos/channels to start going through, trying to get my procrastination time on youtube to also be useful, so I'll definitely go through them all. This is really helpful, thank you. :)

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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017   Traditional Artist
You will find many YouTube channels dedicated to art. Many artists are now making lots of tutorials on how to paint. I learned a lot from watching those videos =D
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Daily, because I'm a graphic designer. But for personal projects I don't have much time nor energy. I try to make something during free time at least once a month (it's hard though).
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017   Traditional Artist
TOTAL SHOCK. oAo Must be pretty hard to "work" in an art/design environment when you don't feel like it...but must deliver something. I need the feeling of wanting to make something, I can't be forced.
Though I like art I can't imagine to be doing it for a living. Big respect for you =D
Thank you for taking your time and writing a comment about this :hug:
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Nashimus Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Haha, I do sometimes think I should be doing something completely different for a living and keep art as a hobby, but I don't know what else to do. It's a bit of a cliché statement but I feel like I can't do anything else. But I just focus on painting at home because work revolves around digital media. Painter 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017   Traditional Artist
Good idea...digital ->work...traditional ->hobby =D
That's a progress too.
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It varies. I haven't been doing any art for months now, but I've been feeling the itch lately ;) But I'm working a lot right now which doesn't leave much time for anything else
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RhyssaFireheart Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It varies, really.  Some days I make something, even if it's just a doodle.  Other days, I want nothing to do with creating anything.  Then there are the days when my muse is on fire and I'm making multiple pieces at once, plus working on writing.  Just depends on what the voices in my head feel like doing. :D
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017   Traditional Artist
Yes, that's most of the time :nod:...it's unpredictable. Sometimes it's hard to even draw a line and other times you don't know where to start because you're so full of ideas. =D
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RhyssaFireheart Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly!  Or you really, really want to create something but you sit and look at the page and your mind is just blank.  Nothing is coming and nothing wants to flow.  I usually get around that problem by creating backgrounds that I can doodle on later.  Or just splash paint around and call them ugly.

Or I go read instead.  :lol:
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017   Traditional Artist
:lmao:
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:iconvanityfair:
vanityfair Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
How often I create art?
Once in a blue moon.
I don't create as often as I used to.
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017   Traditional Artist
:lmao:

I know that feeling^^
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vanityfair Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I would really love to be creating but I just don't have the energy.  Taking care of my father is 24/7.  It's just me and my mother.  Oh, and the frustration of creating and not selling what you produce.g
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017   Traditional Artist
Trash Dove Crying (not my art) I think many artists can find themselves in your words.
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:iconvanityfair:
vanityfair Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
It's not always easy.
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:iconselestial-princess:
selestial-princess Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I tried to paint at least once a week during school but now its dow to maybe once every two weeks for watercolor and off and on with photography
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017   Traditional Artist
I had plans too =D
1 artwork every week, but now I'm happy when I'm able to finish 2 artworks in a month :blush:

But I try to paint little by little each day or every second one.
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:iconlauraefe:
lauraefe Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Student General Artist
I make art when I want, I don't have a pattern.
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017   Traditional Artist
Good attitude. :nod: Creativity doesn't have a time clock or is planned...it just happens when it does =D  
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ZeldaGeek401 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I would love to create art more often, but school has to come first.
I also get distracted by other things.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017   Traditional Artist
School comes first Cat nods agree...
But art comes pre-first :lmao: Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] 
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Gkantinas Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I prefer to give more time creating a painting than be in rush to finish it .... with no rush comes the " perfection "
I realise that in my last couple artworks .
I've been working on a beautiful big size watercolour paint for 3 weeks now and it is going to take at least couple more .
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017   Traditional Artist
The main thing in painting is the time creating an artwork. After you finish an artwork it's...finito, done =D

Why rush it if you enjoy it. :la: By me it sometimes gets the other way around. I paint a certain piece for so long that I can't wait to finish it, so I'm over with it, that I don't have to look at it no more :blush: There are some pieces that frustrate me (too many never ending details)
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Watercolors, every 2-3 weeks or so. But I also ~ as a multi-media artist ~ fool with photos,old and failed paintings,
and digital tools found withing PhtoSho as editing tools. I DO NOT paint with PS.....so,
IT's ALL VARIABLE!!!!

Richard
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017   Traditional Artist
I also do some things in between like pencil, soft pastel or acrylic. But most of the time it's watercolor =D
The more details I want to make the longer it takes me to finish an artwork. That's why I upload "only" 2-3 artworks per month ^^
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Clap Nod 
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
whever inspiration strikes me ^^
but I try to practice at least as daily as possible
normally I shouldn't go 1 week without a sketch
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017   Traditional Artist
I also need the inspiration or the mood to draw/paint something :nod:
Like that heat now...it kills me to even sit. I was "inspired" by my cats now -> did a little afternoon nap  Studing is Boring..Onion 
Can't wait for the night also... stitch wanna sleep plz 
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:iconlualady:
LualaDy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
cats are VEEEERY inspiring
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:icontokyomoonlight:
TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017   Traditional Artist
Kitties approve! :nod:
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mary-jane10 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017
it depends how many free time I have :,) sometimes I can create something new almost daily and sometimes I need many weeks to finish one thing :,D
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017   Traditional Artist
So true for me also Inside Out Reaction Icon: Sadness I hate those long breaks in between my artworks.
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MistikRuki Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I draw or paint whenever I have time and I'm in a creative mood. Sketches are more easier and quicker to do so I try to sketch more often, it also helps me to not lose my touch, and when I got some free time I can pick some to actually finish.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017   Traditional Artist
Sketching is a good option if you don't have much time...I should follow this advice too ^^; but I'm probably too lazy even for this =D
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EloeElwe Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I had a working studio, I'd paint three or four pieces per week. Now though, I only paint when I have the time and am in a creative mood.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017   Traditional Artist
I did art more often before, now it's here and there =D
But I never leave it out of sight :la:
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GeorgieDeeArt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Professional General Artist
I've been doing a lot of digital and photography at the moment. The average amounts ends up being several a day.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017   Traditional Artist
:faint: You are very creative then :nod:
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GeorgieDeeArt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yeah well, one photoshoot can end up in hundreds of shots...
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Ratofblades Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes I can finish a pencil drawing every day, with colored pictures in various mediums every week or so.  Sometimes I can't seem to get anything on paper for weeks at a time.
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2017   Traditional Artist
Don't we all have this problem :lol: 
Each new day comes and we didn't do anything 2015 NaNoEmo - #19 Cutie Laugh  Wait :stare: , that's not funny :sorry: 
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