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10 Reasons You Shouldn't Quit Art

Sat Jun 6, 2015, 5:25 AM
You know i keep my journals short, so i'll jump right to it. 

1. When you get an idea for a character, or an illustration or a comic, you can just draw it. You don't have to browse and see if anyone else drew it already, or commission other artists to do it.

2. If you get really good at art, your favorite artist might watch you back.

3. You might eventually get paid for it.

4. Because even if there's tons of art out there, and many great artists, no one, and i mean NO ONE can ever draw what you draw. There can be similar ideas, but only you can bring your particular flavor of art to life. 

5. The awesome comments. The better you get at art, the more awesome and elaborate comments you get. Who doesn't want to get praised?

6. Art trades with really good artists! 

7. Because quitting is lame.

8. Because when IRL people ask you what you do and you say you're an artist, you get the most interesting reactions. It never gets old.

9. Because you get to browse the internet and look at art and call it research.

10. Because the act of creating, thinking and drawing is awesome. You probably wanna quit because you don't get enough attention, no favs etc, but before that, you drew for yourself, because you simply enjoyed doing it. But somewhere along the way, you forgot.

R-E-M-E-M-B-E-R.

Yuuza out! :iconsokkawatertribeplz:

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:iconwolvezbyte:
WolvezByte Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hecks yea!
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Clockspur Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'LL DO ITPump Dance 
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MioChin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
number 7 lol
and the no 10 is the real reason why most artist keep going in the end

anyway nice encouragement and thanks for posting this~
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Hyenax Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favourite reason is just being able to draw absolutely anything you can imagine. There's really something special about that 
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Casuallyironicknight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like number ten. I'd forgotten.
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Larkynn Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Number 9 I love. If only my student research consisted of that. And I need to print this journal out and hang it by my computer and desk. :D Thank you for your wise words of wisdom. 
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Alichee Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this! Great encouragement!
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artisticwonder24 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah not getting too much attention to be honest and always draw for myself anyways. "You like it, that's cool. Hate it whatevs.." Yeep..
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cottonbloom Featured By Owner Edited Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
#art4life  woohooo!
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Zetaomega2 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is very true this is actually what i always tell people lol
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:heart::heart:
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Artista-Quirkypegasy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So true we all want a lot of watchers and our art favoured but earning it feels even better! :D
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Lena-ru5 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I needed this. Thank you!
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:iconyuuza:
Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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TGA-Tsurugi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
On point!! :) Agree 100%
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:iconyuuza:
Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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TGA-Tsurugi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:D :thumbsup:
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lynbaccha Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I should show this to next person who orders me to quit drawing, even if does he/she say it directly to me or not... Yup, I'm gonna do it.

Thanks so much for this! :)
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, you're welcome :D
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MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Thanks for writing this :)
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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CyciTheConqueror Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Meh, not convinced
Anyway, some points only get right if you do art and show it to the internet. If I quit art on the internet, I won't have as many rewards for drawing (and anyway, none of the artists I like really care about me because I can't talk to them, the comments on great artists are most of the time just "Ouah, Dis is awesome <3" so I don't believe on point 5)
7th point is not an argument énè
10th point is a good one

Maybe I'm just pessimistic but the only reason I don't quit art is because I've never done nothing else in my life so it would definitely change all my daily live ._. (I'm afraid of changes)
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Xsign-of-fireX Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the sort of journal that I am going to come back and look at when I'm feeling really down. :) 
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to hear that :heart::heart:
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Stettafire Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Writer
Your journals are always awesome! :D
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:iconyuuza:
Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :love:
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Stettafire Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Writer
welcome, it's true though:)
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TheTableAndChair Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the seventh the most
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BlackAngelLucia Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I really needed this, thank you so much I loved and agreed with everything and the last one was completely true! I have a really bad habit of putting myself down and comparing myself with others thinking I'm not good enough but then my sister always cheers me on and cheers me up and seeing this just really made my day thank you! :D
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're very lucky you have such a good sister who encourages you ;_;
I'm glad it did~
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darksidentic Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great post, motivating a lot. I needed to read something like this.
Meow :3 
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Glad to hear that :D
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Tecknarn Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with this. Personally i feel that it is easy to find people alot better than myself and envy their art. I do however keep on going, even if it is hard, my dream would be to become as good as them one day. Keep on trying is the best way. Never give up, even if it looks grim and you feel that you are not making any progress :)

Give up/quitting art = never getting any better at it.
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, it is easy to find better artists, always, :nod:
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MixItPixIt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually just got watched well subbed by my fave artist
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
great for you! :D:D
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MixItPixIt Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^-^
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Eloylie Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
I'd never quit art. <3
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iaini-diamantia Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This is so good!
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helliann Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh and you can do weird stuff and when people ask why'd you do that, you can just totally say "because I'm an artist"!!!
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Yuuza Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
haha yes!!! :D:D
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Annabeth5110 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Writer
That's right! Ya ALL, IF YOU SEE THIS COMMENT MARK IMMEDIATELLY "I'm an artist" ON YOUR PROFILE, BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW AWFUL WE DRAW, PAINT, ETC... WE ARE ALL ARTISTS FOR LORD'S SAKE!!!!!!!! GANHBATTE!!!!!
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RieCrow Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Number ten is the great wisdom. I know that feeling.. or rather, not feeling anymore. =/
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Starshipfuel15 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I somethimes feel like quiting because I always see these amazing artists with these amazing artworks and then I look at my own art and it just looks like crap :sad: 
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Uuppisi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Also... If you sometimes feel really bad about art and your creations yet keep practicing, it grows you as a person and shows mental strength. I think we all need the moments of doubt and frustration once in a while to become better.

If you look at a drawing and see this and this wrong with it, that means you've become better at some area(s) even when you can't yet make it show on paper.
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Rockdwarf Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is untrue. I am the best artist I know or at least my prefered artist here and I never will get any comment.

Hahaha adon't cheat dude
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spiritfoxarts Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. Thanks, now I will R-E-M-E-M-B-E-R. Clap :happybounce:
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KitHeartAnime Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this :clap:
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DominicHardy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
I quit for years, now I have started painting again and I will never stop now! Great advice 👍🏼
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insanewarlock Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I quit because I study physics at college and also study artificial intelligence as a hobby. Also I write music, I'm the only person in my 'band' so I write guitars, drums, bass, lyrics do the singing and recording/mastering, that reduces my speed to 1 song per year. Though I miss doing art really.
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