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:iconmr-comissions:
mr-comissions Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

All except for 10.

 

Been failing since 1999.

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saaju Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why would you not do what the customer wants? after all, they're paying for it
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Zayata Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
4 out of 10 of them; 

1, 4, 5 and 10. I really need to work on giving myself more credit and not be so defeatist.
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Firestarawesome Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's see, I've done...

10, 1, 7, 4, 8, 6, 5.
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csanati Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
thanks for this
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Sour-Shock Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow that's just a list of torture there, heheh! I definitely agree with number 2, but number 1 is more of a motivation for me because by comparing myself to them, I realize that I must get better as an artist so I can be better than them!
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ShadowLillium Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
sounds just about right
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Sixcolors Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The money thing definitely keeps me in a "regular" job. After so many rejection letters, I just kinda slacked off after college. Now I'm just too afraid of sucking. Stupid, I know; Which makes it even more depressing that I let myself get this bad.
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:iconfortunecake:
FortuneCake Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I'm gonna have to say yes to all except 2 & 8, my family thinks everything i draw is a sin against god
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:iconrawrdantedoggie:
RawrDanteDoggie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Digital Artist
How did I get 10 .... Aw..
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:iconzeroshyne:
zeroshyne Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012   General Artist
shit, i got good 7 out of ten. sigh.
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:iconvphamv:
vphamv Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012   Filmographer
Damn...I got 6 out of 10 of them. Dx
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Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did all 10... unfortunatelly.
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soggygrits Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Number 6....I curse Number 6! #shakingfist
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F4Zero Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
thank you thank you thank you
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:iconzr0wing:
Zr0wing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is most interesting and valuable wisdom that rings so true. too bad many will learn the hard way hmm...
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Zr0wing Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
1 is a trap that you have to be very careful of on sites like deviant art. and oh im an Expert on 2, but i dont give a crap what my family has to say on the subject. 6 is a complex and dangerous issue especially in this economy.Sort of feeling a bit of 7 all in all very informative.
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Jerome-K-Moore Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I might add that you don't need to be professional to be considered an artist. A pro career is not the only validation, and it need not be the most important one either. Joy of expression is the truest validation of the creative gift, and when this joy can be shared with others, or if the expression can reach out to other minds and hearts.
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TrakZ385 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
church!!..nuff said
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:icondadapan:
Dadapan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, man!
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:iconjohnjackman:
johnjackman Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
word.
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:iconkenshirevived92:
kenshirevived92 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
True o so True
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:iconrafanas:
Rafanas Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen.
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zkzkan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Haha so true. I guess I'll have to turn away from all of these thoughts and see the positive side. You made my day! :P
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Core-Point Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I need to tattoo that on my left arm. That way when I screw up.. I can just go and reference which one I am doing, and do the opposite. I know I've done #1 enough times to sink my "dream" ship... to the bottom of the deepest darkest (not going emo here I promise) ocean. Figuratively speaking.
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PhantomMuse Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Truth...
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:iconblueberserker:
BlueBerserker Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oldie but goodie.
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johnnyharadrim Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Heh heh, amen!
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:iconundefinednoz:
Undefinednoz Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   General Artist
1,2,6,9 omg didn't know i was doing something wrong
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frokamen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I need to show this to a brother of mine.
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SaigoNakisage Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Guilty of: 1,2,4,5... 10 especially 10 XD
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JRinaldi Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I dunno about the second, but I guess that's subjective. My entire family consists of artists of some variety (about an even split between illustrators and performers) so we're always encouraging one another in just about everything we do there. But, I don't always expect 'cheering' from friends, coworkers, etc., usually getting even mixes of "that's cool" and "that's lame". But, that's more in the critiquing sense. I haven't gotten any kind of "you shouldn't do art" from anyone I spend any time at all around.
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zutaraxmylove Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
i do 7/10 of those things.
now that's sad...
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SethKearsley Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Shit! THAT'S what I've been doing wrong!
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:iconlightrail:
Lightrail Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I checked off 1 and 5. Hmm, informative.
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Electricb7 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
#1, cant help it.
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MarcosMachina Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Artist
So many of these can apply to me. sad
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Bluesigma Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Artist
mmmhmmm. I kinda like number one though, it's a nice gauge, that when you get as good as someone you admire, it's easier to grow. That one is a double edge sword.
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JasonTormos Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Guilty of 1,5,6...living in NY is expensive lol.
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amuhn Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I was always very mixed with this stuff. I can agree to some of it, but if you want to actually be successful, doing what the client wants is kind of necessary. I mean, it's great to do what you love and to expand your horizons, but if you won't listen to other people you won't get very far either. I hope artists that plan to go into illustrations and commission work think a bit more before following this too completely : |c.

And totally my personal opinion here, but I feel this thing is more boastful then useful. Good for the ego, but that's about it.
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LeSeanThomas Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Take from it what you will. If you read below or above your comment you will see that not everyone lives life as you do or has the exact, same life lessons and experience as you or thinks like you. Thanks for your personal opinion!
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BillJersey Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student General Artist
definitely have been guilty of 2,4,5, and 10.
Especially 5 and 10
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:iconjasontormos:
JasonTormos Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Digital Artist
#9 is not set in stone it all depends on the client...the rest I agree with.
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Pltnm06Ghost Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm a victim of 1 and 5. I gotta fix that, pronto :noes:
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MADG3ni0us Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
2. is kinda mixed for me. Some my most of my fam cheers me on really, but that's because being able to draw anything to them means"Omg you are the best in the world'.It actually kinda annoys me lol. That and some do still go "omg you did that on a computers! So what buttons did you press to make it magically appear?"
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oezo Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
A lot of these still apply to me... but not all, thank God!
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cranberryeleven Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
11. Experience all of these when you're only a teenager.
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rickeyracoon123 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm a person who is aspiring
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ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is all so true. The family stuff is the hardest for me. I finally got past a lot of the limitations I was putting on myself, but the e-mails from my parents about their disappointment still hit very hard. Of course, that's part of why I moved 2000 miles away from them...
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