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SYAC - Mind over Matter by TomPreston SYAC - Mind over Matter by TomPreston
Copyright 2013 Andrew Dobson
Read the latest “So, You’re A Cartoonist” at the following [link]

“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
~Vincent Van Gogh

Easier said than done, Vince...

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PS: This is not a reflection of my current state of mind, though I won't deny at one point I have felt like this. I think this is something a lot of artists struggle with and I felt it necessary to visualize it. We all have critics, but the worst one is ourselves. Our brains have a brilliant way of heightening every fault and flaw we have, to the point that it can prevent us from even picking up a pencil. I really hope that more artists out there don't suffer from this, but if you do I want you to know that you're not alone. I believe that continuous work is the best antidote, so with that in mind: Don't let the dark thoughts get you down. Never give up. And keep doing what you love!

-Andy
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Captain-rainbow222 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
That's my day nearly everyday some days I don't feel I can get out of bed,and you know what's worst is my best friend says she's my friend and then bags on my art!
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AlexandraAlex Apr 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
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UrbanTheProfessional Apr 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To all those out there that feel terrible because someone else insulted your art, said you were terrible, said you were bad, said you weren't good enough... SCREW THOSE GUYS! They're either jealous you can do BETTER than them, or simply trying to drain you of your creativity to make you worse than they are.
We are whom we are, and who you are is very special to you, and everyone supporting you! :)
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:iconxxkarasumexx:
I'm actually still recovering from this sort of thing.. One small comment from someone set me off, and I felt like crap for a while..
But I'm getting back into drawing now.  I'll improve so I don't feel this way again.  I don't want to lose my will to draw again.
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Melanie-sama Mar 14, 2014  Student Artist
Story of my life. ;w;
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revolverwingstudios Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For me I face this situation as a side effect of the following situation here: tompreston.deviantart.com/art/…

I cannot do a work without at least a pinch of effort in it, that's why I cannot escape from the irony circle ;w; *Open the link and read the comic above to understand this paragraph* 
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Melanie-sama Mar 23, 2014  Student Artist
Don't I know the feel... My most popular work is a drawing of a plush cat. xD
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:iconrevolverwingstudios:
revolverwingstudios Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My most popular work? Face-swapping of other characters. XD
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Melanie-sama Mar 23, 2014  Student Artist
Dat pain. >.< Well, at least one of my own characters is rising to popularity. :D
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revolverwingstudios Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How did you  do that >.<
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