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A little stressed...Personal Art?

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 11:07 AM
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What? I hardly know the meaning of the word anymore XD

Anyway, I've been finding myself a little stressed these past few weeks...I am trying to transfer colleges, my brother moved out for college, I have so much work...everything is just so stressful.  
And then I looked back on my workload for the summer and realized that I really haven't created anything for myself. Art is really what keeps me going and feeling happy...the fact that I haven't really taken any time for myself this summer was quite a bummer.  I just want one piece to hang up in my room to call my own.
I'm not making this journal to whine though! Quite the opposite.  I found myself sketching out a large dragon on a piece of 24inch bristol board this morning, and I knew I wanted to finish him :)  This project could take a few days, but I am hell-bent on getting it done.  It really would be nice to finish him and have something big all to myself :) It seems like all of the big works I create nowadays are commissions.  I feel like, as an artist, it is important to create for one's self every now and again.

I guess I wanted to share this with you all as a reminder to not let work for others completely consume you :) Take time for yourself every now and again! It will make you a happier person and a better artist :D




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SilverThornz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
I have not made art for myself for a long time. My sales keep me busy. Sometimes it feels like... any art i make for myself i always see the flaws in them and never enjoy them as much as i should.

Having so many fans and commission work is a great problem to have though! Your work is amazing! Many artists are striving to just get one sale and you are blessed with a bunch! 

I feel your pain but its a good pain to have!
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megaman4life Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your a very talented artist. If you ever have writer's or painter's or artist in general's block, just remember: The object you are working on is an elephant and elephants are eaten one bite at a time and if you try to eat more than one bite at a time it wont work.
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you get more time to enjoyu drawing relax ^^
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scribblesinnias Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Writer
Lucky, I have to say, we as your watchers will be happy to see anything you create. You're an amazing artist.
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RedlaSunShowers029 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
aww- i'm sorry. commissions, i take it? taken alot of those lately?
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TrinitySage Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yea!!  I hope you post a pic of the dragon when you're done!
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marinka-ko-shikara Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the reminder and I'm glad to hear you have a project just for you ^^
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BaneEden Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for the tip c: I hope things work out for you :hug:
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HowlingMoonDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great advice! I hope you'll post pics when you're done with it :)
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scribblyblue Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Know this feeling so well.
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Lucky978 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
This is sort of off topic...but I just chanced a look in your gallery and your work is absolutely beautiful! I love your delicate, precise pencil work :D
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scribblyblue Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh gosh, haha, thank you very much, that really means a lot! Thank you for the watch as well! <333
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X-CityWolf-X Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist

Oh so true. XD I very rarely do requests or ask for commissions cuz I'd rather draw my own stuff and draw it myself, ya know? I hope you'll post pictures of your dragon. :3 I bet he'll turn out amazing. X3

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Lucky978 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I definitely feel ya! I wish I could just focus on personal stuff!
I will most definitely be posting my dragon! I am so excited to see him finished :D
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Terramoo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you get to un-stress soon!
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Lucky978 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha me too! It seems like this summer has just been go go go! 
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Xylothor Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would love to see your dragon once its finished! ^^ I'm sure we all would.
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Lucky978 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
:D Oh I will definitely post it! I'm really excited with the direction it's going!
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Xylothor Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! :)
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MaiCometShard Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer

Agreed! X3

I actually have a drawing of one of my OCs, Nosson, on a pice of Bristole board as well.. MAN I WANT ANOTHER. OWO I'd love to do Rikuo...

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Lucky978 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
:D That is awesome that you even have one! I wish I had time to do personal art of my OC's...I haven't drawn them in ages 
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MaiCometShard Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I haven't drawn in a while either.. ;-; I need to get more active again DX
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XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I totally agree with you about making personal art. It's why we make art in the first place! Personal art is always more satisfying.
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Lucky978 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
:D Definitely! It is such an honor and a privilege to be able to create for other people, but every now and again I need to create something for myself.  I think personal art is what motivates us to create in the first place :)
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XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
That's exactly what I meant! :D
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