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SYAC - One Step Forward by TomPreston SYAC - One Step Forward by TomPreston
Copyright 2014 Andrew Dobson
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Pretty much how I feel every day.
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LostSoul-Mumei Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You've summed me up.
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AgentQwilfish Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To fix this, I try gradually nudging myself out of bed, making myself fall out.
It sometimes works, but then sometimes I just sleep on the floor from then on! :D
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TbWolfheart Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mE EVERYDAY

I CAN'T
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Spasticpug Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
same
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Geli-K Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Every day of my life.
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RainbowCure Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Despite my arguments on our ideas of feminism...

I, too feel like this once I get up, though...As I'm currently battling mild stress-induced migraines, both my father (who inherited his first one in 2012 when he came upon the age my grandfather got his first one) and my uncle-in-law (who married my dad's sister, has had them since age 9) are giving me various attack strategies once I'm off the Valium.

In my line of work as an artist, I actually make Playscale dolls. Seeing as my experience from 4 years ago has lost some of its strength, I had to start all over again in April 2014, which four years ago, my supplier stopped selling Playscale doll bodies and heads. The new supplier had everything except hair color variety for rooted hair or rooting the hair. When I found Dollyhair.com, I had more variety to work with.

Here's where the motivation to make dolls is near impossible: About 5-12% of the process is about acquiring the item, 75% is purely planning and the remaining 13-20% is actually attempting to create said doll. In the past 2 weeks, I make a rather simple doll since acquiring the body parts and heads in April and simple used Copics for facial hair and head hair (shaved close), Sharpie (eye outlines) and gel pens (Sakura Gelly-Roll for the white and shining reflection and Pilot Choose for the iris. BTW, Pilot also makes color change hair for dolls.). This doll was supposed to be what Doug Funnie would look like had he progressively age (He'd be 34) and it ended up looking like Justin Timberlake with a Salvador Dali mustache and an Apolo Ohno soulpatch.

My first doll was actually supposed to be one of myself, but the fact I was essentially drunk while on Valium, I was of no use. I also instituted a policy to not use sharp objects until the drunken effect wore off.

The motivation itself to do it started on May 09, 2014...but due to my policy, I didn't get back into until today and was able to fill in some bald spots.

Motivation is only half the battle for a professional artist. There are other factors that make the other half: Anxiety, Frustration, Insanity in trying to fix something and it gets worse, the moments where your mind draws a complete blank and in a tiny sliver: Success-based satisfaction.
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joricho Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
:D
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Splaser Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
True dat.
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RadiantGloom Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Pretty much how I feel all the time.
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