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You are AMAZING.

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 14, 2012, 2:19 PM
I've seen a LOT of my younger / less experienced artist buddies posting journals, asking people if they like them or their art.
All I want to say is;
YOU AND YOUR ART ARE AMAZING.
It doesnt matter what people say!
My art was ugly as crap when I was 13. Thats how I saw it, I saw it as disgusting. Then I would get one or two watcher messages and feel great. THEN I would look around at the other artists on DA, and I would go back to thinking my art was stupid. i would copy things from other people's styles, trying so hard to get my style to look nice, to make it something people loved.
I was trying to be a people-pleaser.
But you know what?
I dont have to be a people pleaser.
I can make my art however I want to make it, and I know it is amazing. You know why?
Because nobody in the universe has a style like mine. Or yours, or any body elses.
Draw because you love it.
Draw because you love your art.
Even if you dont love it right now, you will someday. You WILL get better as time goes on. And even the best of artists are still improving, trying to improve, and working hard to achive their personal goals.

I dont know why I wrote this...

all I know is that drawing... just sort of...


Sets me free from averything this world shoves in my face...
pain... emotional, physical and mental...
fear...
anger...
Drawings are the words I could never say out loud, yet they speak.
There's joy in that.

  • Listening to: MUSIC DUH
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: The computer screen.
  • Eating: FOOD DUH
  • Drinking: DRINK DUH
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:iconroyalitie:
Royalitie Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so inspiring to me, thank you <3 :hug:
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swaggalatte Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*applause* Thanks for that^^ It makes me feel better about my art. And I agree 100% on "drawings are the words I could never say aloud". My drawings are me, and everything I feel.
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punkyloo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Those words are inspiring and true, thank you so much for that.
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Tyfga Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Thanks for your encouraging words!! You just totally described my feelings towards my art. Thanks again Fargonon! :)
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Cmorespots Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
my art is HORRIBLE right now... i keep using lineart because i know it brings out my AWESOMETASTIC ablities to color things...
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zanny2232 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
meh my heart is filled with too much joy!!!! THANK YOU FARGO!!!<3
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NovaTheHorse Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
And THIS is why you are one of my idols! :hug: :heart:
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TheNapier Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Daww, great encouragement! I wish someone had told me this 2 years ago when I start back into art... or 7 years ago, before I got 'out' of it in the first place, lol. Luckily I managed to come into this knowledge by myself (with the aid of a few die-hard friends/fans, lol), but it was difficult and I can only imagine how difficult it can be for other people.
Good job spreading the word. :clap: :giggle:
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FluffyAri Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Very very well said :clap: I'm 13 lol x) You are absolutely awesome, period. Your character designs and your style are very unique and wonderful! :love: ;)
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imke14 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... ._. i had a really good response in my mind but i got distracted and now i forgot...
so i'll keep it simple and say you are amazing, just now you helped a lot of artists take a small step towards their goals
this is a great motivator! :D
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DemonSpawnGirl Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
just the encouragement that everyone needs to hear from someone. Thank you!
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Sumarr Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet. just encouragement i need! :D
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TazAndMe Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really encouraging for me. :) I get discouraged a lot about my drawings. But your totally right. Thats why I have trouble with commissions. My creative flow gets destroyed because I HAVE to please them.
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blueharuka Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this actually cheered me up a little.
because i was sorta thinking that earlier.
i thought of myself as some loser who barely had a chance in the art world just because the style of my animals didn't look like famous disney look-a-likes or look exactly like a photograph, and the fact that i just CAN NOT draw backgrounds makes me feel even more incapable.

but after reading this, i feel much better, thank you for posting this! :heart:
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BronzeHalo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Yes... there are some artists who're 14, even 13 with pretty good art, but they think they're crap. Well, I wish I could show them my work from that age - truly crap compared to theirs! :XD: They don't realise just how good they are.
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sun-halo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i feel that way as an artist,
I always turn what could be pain into inspiration to be better,
and i am always trying to learn!
Very nice journal!
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Aspi-Galou Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
True ! So true ! :hug:
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AnnMartini Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You saw my journal? XD sorry about that...but thank you:heart:
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Winkiiie Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just inspired me so much! thank you thank you for this lovely journal! :hug:
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Aeraki Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I completely agree with you... :3
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CarnationRose Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so happy to hear you say that. :( I feel that way about my art a lot, then I see people like you and WildHearts and leadmare... and I think I'll never be as good as that. Or as well known, appreciated.

It hurts to post something and get nothing. You don't know if anyones even seen it. Makes you lose that will, or inner fire and passion sometimes.

Its nice to know your recognised sometimes.

:hug:
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JamyBundy Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't possibly agree more:heart:
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CelineDGD Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
;w; Woah....those words....so touching....so true...so...woah....:tears: :tighthug:
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FrozenHeartStables Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You are fricken right. I used to compare mine to others, but hey, I accepted my art, and yeah, art does set people free. :hug:
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SilverCoast Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
those are very clever words !
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Kamaite Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
you're right.
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