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>post new darwing
>different artstyle AGAIN
>-2 followers
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>>5361596
I have an obsession with drawing form based on the past from faggots calling my work useless because was not 3d .(neither was their)
Ever since i can't stop
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ventsis!
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I fucking hate Sam Does Arts' style, fuck I want to make it
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>>5361596
Hi!
Would you like to go out with me?
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>work on project for years in private to avoid shitty thiefs
>finally get to the point of confidence with project
>suddenly a shit toes faggots spawn from underground the earth with similar concepts like mine
>rage so intense i would stab my hand with a fork or pocket knife to express my agony
I fucking hate this shit and such shitty fucking coincidences, makes me want to gorge the eyes out of the fags who drop in my pit.
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>>5361738
lol that was me sorry
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>>5361596
just draw fanart
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>>5361748
give me the location faggot. I will 1 vs 1 you to death
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>>5361753
but I am doing that..
sometimes I get 7k likes sometimes 50
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>>5361738
presentation and execution is what matters the most, not concepts. Just make your shit more entertaining and you win the war.
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>>5361780
I really don't like to have things in common with others, what you misunderstood from my post?
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what’s wrong with me?

>intense desire to learn how to draw, keeps me up at night

>can only focusing on drawing for about 15 minutes each day

>intense feelings of despair, feel like life is not worth living if I don’t learn how to draw

>just broke up with gf and cut ties with a lot of friends for the sole reason of focusing on art

>intrusive thoughts, constant reel of my most embarrassing moments in life plays over and over again every waking moment

>just want to sleep all of the time

>used to be able to draw only on sunny days, now I can’t even do that

>pretty much no one to talk to as I share nothing in common with my family and most of them think i’m an outcast (true)

parents won’t let me see a shrink because “sucking at art isn’t a mental illness” but i’m afraid it’s a symptom of something potentially worse. what do i do?
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>>5361788
>intrusive thoughts
>breaking up with gf
>only draw at night when used to do in daylight
I am familiar with some of those.
Go live your life or you will begin to lose your mind.
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>>5361788
sounds like mild ocd, the obsessive kind.

keep yourself occupied and realise its all in your head
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>>5361829
>ocd
What triggers this thing?I have some similarities to that anon but i never had it until a certain age in young adult life when i began to notice the weirdness.
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>>5361841
I didnt experience it until my 20s, I cant tell you what set it off for me, it just happens and kind of spirals.
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>>5361846
>I didnt experience it until my 20s
Same here.Seems to have developed in a period when i was very depressed (from what i can recall)
Ever since it's been just pissing me off.It feels annoying as if im a lab monkey and some weirdo scientists put shit in my brain to piss me off.
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>>5361859
>>5361859
It's horrible, and really hard to explain to someone who doesn't experience it, but you'll get through it homie.
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>>5361788
Get your biology in check and you'll be doing better anon. I shared a lot of issues with you. Here are some of the ways I improved.

>fix your circadian rhythm. Sleep and wake at routine times. it doesn't have to be down at sunset up at sunrise, but make sure you get up and go to sleep routinely
>get upwards of 20 minutes of full wavelength light upon waking up either through artificial sources or direct sunlight
>exercise, even lightly, routinely each day
>avoid stimulants within 2 hours of waking to get your body to produce the proper chemicals again. the body should produce healthy levels of cortisol upon waking, but stimulants can throw this off
>frequently break to stretch and move around to avoid back/shoulder/wrist pain
>pomodoro technique to avoid burnout

It sounds like, either through nicotine or caffeine that you are too stimulated and could potentially have too much dopamine. This is causing you to constantly want to seek out novel things and challenges. The issue is that due to overstimulation you can't keep on these challenges long enough to feel a sense of completion when you're done, and the dopamine/serotonin cycle never reaches a full end. This can lead to you hyperfixating on the goal of becoming a great artist but locking you out of being able to do that.

Remember to treat yourself right.
Remember, the tortoise and the hare
Remember, quality of work of quantity
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>>5361875
Any advice how to deal with the intrusive thoughts?
It's been a pain since this "mushroom" got in my head and spreads it's spores around.I waste half of my days wondering what the fuck is wrong with me or why i have such shitty thoughts all out of random. makes me even afraid to think of anything i like because some shit thought will spawn and fuck with me. It's like living in curfew with a stalker or killer under the same roof.
It's really a pain and i want to get rid of it but i don't want to become a medication addicted just to have some peace.
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>>5361886
For me, what really helped was just accepting them, not acting on them, but just accepting the negative as a posibility. Its easier said than done, but what you accept wont bother you.

I might be projecting myself on to you here, and I dont want this to be taken as a diagnosis. so always seek medical help, im no doctor/shrink.
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>>5361785
well fuck you bitch, now i'm glad your precious idea got made by someone else.
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>>5361788
>sucking at art isn’t a mental illness
kek parents read you like a book
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>>5361969
Fuck you smugly bitch,go back to your clone containment chamber
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>>5361788
this nigga just said drawing keeps him up at night but draws 15 minutes a day lmao
Thats what happens to your brain after too much tv and video games
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>>5361999
i stopped playing video games and watching television years ago. That’s why i’m afraid it might be something worse than a short attention span
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>>5361972
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>>5361596
Why is it every time someone tries to make a new place for posting art, it's buggy, slow, barely functioning shit?

I just want to get off Twitter. But this app is fucking awful and almost never fucking works, or when it does it's on 90s dialup speeds at best. Same shit with Pillowfort, which also vanished after like a week of being public.
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>>5362242
>he thinks big tech can be rivaled
Twitter is here to stay.
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I have gotten my revenge but I feel a complex feeling. It felt good to give unto those who did unto me and yet I feel like I need more? But in a different way. I wonder if this is how keyaru at some point felt. More but in a different means. The more I feel this complex feeling the more I soften up and the more excuses I seek to continue my blight despite no others involved. “You did the deed “ a voice says to me...so “what’s next”. What remains can be dealt in another fashion as I have exercised my first method many times and made it clear.

So, there needs to be more. I seek more revenge but without past occurrences. Skill in drawing to the point of undeniably is what I seek. I want them all to kneel.
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>>5361596
People saved my works, but don't give me "You". When I post my works looking for crit they say that I am an attention whore.
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>>5361788
I'm kinda like this except I haven't broke off any connections.

I really, really want to learn how to draw. I'm entering almost a manic episode of wanting to draw really bad. But then I stop to ask myself, do I really want to draw? Or do I want to be an artist without manifesting the effort? I can't put effort into anything in my life, why would drawing be any different? I could probably stick with it every day, I'm teaching myself Spanish, but I'm 4 years into that and still not near fluency because I just don't put in enough effort. And I'd really like to be good at drawing yesterday. Coping with being shit at art in a year, two years, way more than that when I'm in my middle 30s just hits me in the head with a club for some reason. Why didn't I start sooner? Etc etc.
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I wish people would leave me the fuck alone when I’m plein air painting or sketching. I don’t mind it usually if people want to look and are polite about it but I’d still rather be left alone and try to avoid high traffic locations. Had someone make a passive-aggressive remark to me today because I was too focused on painting a scene with constantly changing lighting to fully engage him. I’m not here to entertain you, faggot.
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>>5362833
I bet you also fart and then tell others not to smell it.
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>>5362840
t. the angry, bald faggot who expected me to entertain him while I was busy
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>>5362845
> t. angry
Don't know dude. You sound pretty ass-blasted to me. If you want people to leave you alone, collect and place some dogshit like a circle around you.
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I draw to bring an imaginary world of mine to life.

I created the world because my life is shit and without it I would hardly experience excitement or complex positive emotions.

I wish I didn't have to go to these lengths to learn to draw these experiences, so that I can in some form see them. I wish I could just live them.
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>>5362850
>shitting on me for expressing anger in the designated vent thread
you sure got me there you mega faggot
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>Spend hours learning to draw thing
>Learn how to draw thing
>Try to draw it next dar
>No clue what I'm doing
>>5362833
I think that it's just a normalfag thing. Constant conversation is imprtant to them.
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>>5362833
can be annoying
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>>5361596
>decide to make a webcomic as my passion project
>realize how much i have to learn in order to create impactful scenes
>only 9 months of writing under my belt as a complete /beg/, continuously scrapping ideas and plot
>i can barely draw the angles and poses i want in an environment in perspective with multiple people
>the road to the project looks so long with a hard, steep climb
>tfw i hoped to have something out before i'm 30. i turn 30 in 9 months.
i used to think i was a decent artist before this... fuck, i have so much to fucking learn it's nuts.
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>>5362918
most mangakas are beg {except for the fags with literature studies on their belt}.
Just draw and read all the plots you written until now and choose from them and build a franken-story with bits of everything you wrote until now
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>>5361596
Just when I thought I've weened myself off the dopamine rush of getting meaningless compliments on my work, I go posting it again for more. I'm a fucking numpty who knows that I don't need to do it for validation but I want it all the same.

I stopped using social media for about a year now because of this, but i still do it in discord and here on the chins.

Unrelated, is there a point to posting to social media if you don't make it to a large follower count?
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My last 60 plus hours awake was meaningless. The week after that, too. And the week before. And the other week before that. And the week after that week. So you’re telling me that if I spend my next 60 hours drawing right now that I could change my life? Should I take you up on that promise.
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>>5362918
start with something simple, you can do it!
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>>5361738
anon, part of growing up as an artist is realizing that if you've thought about something, someone else has too, no one has a truly completely original idea, everything is based on something which already exists
the value of original ideas lies in their execution, not their pure uniqueness
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>>5361788
This all sounds very familiar but I cannot give you a good way out. Most importantly you need something else driving your life forward like a course or job or whatever.
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How do I even get more engagement?

I've been posting once daily since the 1st, switched to twice this week,
gathered feedback from artist friends, worked on shortcomings
Did fanarts, dtiys and some original concept
I did enjoy those so follower count wasn't my focus
Yet, no growth in skills nor in audience (last 3 tweets literally had 0 likes)

I'm out of Idea and out of steam
I am still willing to continue though

What should I do next?
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>>5361877
Not him but I'll follow your advice anon
I feel like sleeping all the time, I'm not even in my 30s, it's not right
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>>5363186
If there are artists that you like on Twitter, do fan art of their work, then tweet it at them
It worked out quite well for me
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>>5363197
thanks anon, I will try that out
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>>5361788
Just get another gf and friends. quit that romantic shit about leaving everything to do art. It rarely works. You shouldn't have quit everything to do art without tangible evidence that you can draw consistently for 10 hours.
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>>5361596
>Joined this chill art discord from 4chan a few months ago.
>It is a small discord with around 50 people but the members are really skilled and serious about improving their arts.
>Months later the discord was suddenly flooded with coomer digenerates due to shillings on 4chan.
> General, reference, art inspiration, draw this and nsfw general is now full of porn and shit tier coomer drawings.
> Some of them even tried promote their porn even though its clearly badly drawn.

When will these retards understand that drawing and posting anime girls in an art discord will not improve their artwork in anyway at all?
Also I really liked that discord server but at this rate of contamination it will probably die out soon.
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>>5363333
its not just weeb coomers, its coomers in general that fucking ruin everything they touch
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>>5363344
Yea I just dont understand they post porn in art discords.
Big boob and ass may fool coomers but posting this shit in front of /int/ is just making a fool out of themselves.

Worst thing is they start comparing themselves to some meme tier artists and say they are GMIs. Clear delusional
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I don't know why, after four years of freelancing an artist, I still struggle - over long stretches of time - to pick up a damn pen.
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I'm sick of seeing artists that are considerably worse than me with, sometimes literally, a hundred times more followers than me.

Art Twitter is a fucking casino.
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>only feel like doing things at night
>have to sleep for work in the morning
>get little done while the sun is up
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>>5363518
Their art prob has more charisma than anything you shit out which is why they have a larger follow count.
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>>5361788
>parents won’t let me see a shrink because “sucking at art isn’t a mental illness”
holy based
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>>5363589
>GO TO SLEEP AT 5 PM
>WAKE UP AT 1 AM
>GOOD
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>>5361596
Deleted everything from my insta because I think all my old art is soulless and shitty and started posting new stuff and I feel alot better.
Been off social media and feeling better.
Going to grind on my own and only post the really good stuff. Posting crappy sketches doesn’t attract anyone anymore.
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>>5363333
This is why I don’t join communities. Full of begs and no one gives meaningful crit. Fuck it, im better off alone.
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>>5363750
>Fuck it, im better off alone.
While they’re having fun with their beg drawings and non meaningful crit, you continue to wander the wasteland trying to find that perfect art community. Supposedly you do find that “perfect” discord where it’s inhabitants take 5 to 10 minutes out of their life to redline your work (for free btw) how is that going to help you next time? The illustration is already done (a) and or (b) you and I both know after they drill you a new one because there would be so many errors in your work that you’ll scrap it and wish you were back in the beg discord where you could at least have some social interaction.
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>>5363333
That discord should have done a requirement system, when a new person joins. They have to post their studies and artwork. If their artwork is below /beg/ and just there to shill their shit they get kicked. Quality control needs to be a thing.
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>>5363764
So a server where /ints/ sniff their own farts and await some professional in their line of industry to join their ranks to jerk over. Sounds like a paradise.
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>>5363769
>a normal /beg/ is considered an /int/
>kicking tards that only shill their social media instead of practicing or helping others is a big no no
lel
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>>5363769

Yes, but unironically.
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>>5363518

Post more and engage with people. Its social media, not art media.
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>>5363498

Take a vacation for a week or two.
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>>5363769
Stay in your containment perma /beg/shitter.
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>>5362918

The learning and world building is the funnest part imo. Also if you stick to short stories for now that might help too.
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>>5361738
Publish or perish BIATCH
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>>5363981
Pot and kettle
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>>5361989
Not him, but it sounds like you are a clone yourself since the only good idea you had wasn't even original, not only that, they had it first, so much so that they presented it to the world when you were just starting to "feel confident" lmao
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>>5361738
Maybe stop taking your ideas from anime
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>>5363762
This, people here shit on ic a lot, nigga just draw, if no one liked it take the hint, this is 4chan and EVEN here, people rather not tear you a new one when you post your beg shit, they rather just let it slide, until you go cry about it, then they tell you what's wrong and THEN you get buthurt and call people names.

TL;DR: You are at a level when /ic can still help you improve, but you need to change your attitude
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I've been losing mutuals like hell since I've started drawing actual porn and not softcore pinups
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>>5364334
Nice job losing networking like that, dumbass. Just make a (secret)nsfw account like most artist do.
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>>5364336
Lmao no fuck them then, I don't draw for the subscibers number
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>>5364339
Then why do you care about losing mutuals then hmmmmm?
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Just wasted another 3-4 hours of free time not drawing.
I decided to go on /a/ for whatever reason and ended up spending all day on 4chan. First time I've done that in over a year.
My mind is fucking racing right now. I can't focus on anything, I just keep popping back and forth between boards and occassionally twitter. I even went on DeviantArt for a bit to actually look at the front page.
Now I have to make lunch for work tomorrow and prepare to sleep so I can wake up at 3am for another 10 hour shift.
I don't know why this is happening. I haven't gotten this kind of overstimulation from any social media. I know I haven't really sat down and browsed 4cent garbage for a while but this is ridiculous. I wasn't even posting, just reading through entire threads about shit I don't even care about very much.
When I finally slowed down and stopped, I felt like I just got off a roller coaster.
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>>5364343
I kinda wonder why the hell they followed me back in the first place, I've been drawing porn ever since my account was created but it was super rare. I even have 18+ in my name
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>>5364346
It’s something in the 5G I bet.
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>>5364347
People would put 18+ by their name for the memes and since you rarely post nsfw like you said, that's probably why.
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I'm so fucking tired of working on my dissertation.
I just want to sit down and draw but I need to write another 15 pages on NOTHING
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Working on my webcomic is complicated and im dying inside
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I just spent $750 on debt when the account was closed. I feel dumb. That could have gone to some pc upgrades.
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>>5363166
Thanks for the advice/tips.
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>>5364026
go away smugly for attention
>>5364072
I had many more ideas, still would if i dump this project but i really like this ones concepts and designs and i already worked on it i don't want to burn it in vain without a try to drive.
>they had it first, so much so that they presented it to the world when you were just starting to "feel confident" lmao
>Assuming i was wanting to present the world
I dont want to be called an art thief because some potato around the globe got in my pit
>>5364075
Not even of anime
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>be beg
>Having a lot of fun practicing
>Have some friends who are pretty good that do commissions
>Start talking art with them and sharing my beg drawings
>Start to get those "haha wow...you are getting good fast...I wish I could progress like that..." type of responses

Why are so many artists so fragile?
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>>5365704
Are you one of those guys who purposely call themselves beginners when they’re not then have a “big shock” when the person you told you’re a beg says comments like that?
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>>5365718

No I'm literally a month in.
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>>5365739
Next you’ll tell me you believe you have talent.
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>>5365768

Nice projecting faggot
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>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV9flQ8IynQ
this humblebrag shit me seethe like you wouldn't believe. imagine being near-professional level at 19, going to the best art schools, working in prestigious positions in the industry, starting a successful youtube channel, monetizing the shit out of it with patreon, gumroad, courses, exclusive art books and then having the gall to play the underdog. I don't think he's doing it on purpose, but still.
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>>5365704
Ignore such ticks.
Listen to my advice , you don't want to please passive-aggressive parasites .It will only bring you ruin. I did this mistake once and it really messed me in the head for a long time and it's a horrible misery not worth the run for because you will stagnate.
Try focusing on your art and improvement.What you don't know go and learn and try to learn the many methods you can do it better so you can keep up, and ignore compliments and any spits from lizards be the own judge of your work (careful to not fall into dunning-krueger)and ignore such distractions, sometimes they are traps and distractions.
Goodluck /beg/
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>>5361738
This is why I always call my project a ripoff and directly compare it to older things in the genre
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>>5365704
get better friends dude
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>>5365704
Are they being spiteful in any way to you? If they aren't, then I don't see the problem. In fact, devoid of any further context, I could even consider the possibility they're just encouraging you with generic platitudes.
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>>5365783
His art lacks taste so meh
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>>5365704
There's irony in your post
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I’m so lonely.
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>>5366081
I have too many friends... Imaginary friends!
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God shooping on Linux is fucking impossible. Pinta doesn't have a simple drag and stretch selection function, Kolourpaint is janky, and gimp is overcomplicated bloat. I just wanted to learn basic editing and make a funny image, but this is ball torture.
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>spend hours tweaking every pixel of a fully rendered drawing
>looks like total shit
>someone draws a quick doodle
>way more soul and interesting design than my polished turn
sick of this shit, I'm never spending more than 10 minutes on a drawing ever again
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>>5366739
One thing I learned is that try not to tweak the color balance and tone curve to much. Sure the higher contrasts and color range can make the drawing standout but it is also likely to break the cohesion in the drawing
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>>5363518
count your blessings. ive got 6 followers and i appreciate em all
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I'm about to the point where i can't hide my power level any longer before everyone finds out how much of a porn addicted degenerate i am. Should i just embrace it?
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>>5366818
Do you play video games
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>>5361596
I can't stop being a little bitch about having picked up art late in middle age instead of younger. I wish I started way earlier. For some reason being in my 30s and being necessarily shit at art makes me feel even more self conscious about it. I wish I had picked it up sooner, but I didn't have the desire then that I do now. Well, I had the desire to be an artist in that I wanted pictures to manifest without effort. But now I really want to learn form and how to draw figures and shapes in order to construct anything I wish.
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now now, dont delete your post when this kind anon >>5366819 asked you a question
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>>5366828
yeah but wont it be sick when youre a master at 50 and most people you know still cant draw jack shit? thats what planting trees is all about
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>>5366828
If you started at 40, you would've wished you started at 30.
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>>5366815
Yes, just embrace it. This doesn't mean you should literally only talk about porn and drive every discussion you have with people about porn. But if porn is something you enjoy, and enjoy drawing, there's no reason to be ashamed. This is what I plan to do. I want to get into drawing solely to draw porn because I enjoy eroticism and am a sexual person.
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>>5366828
Everyone gets this feeling if they didn't grow up drawing. Best you can do now is practice
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>>5362918
pro tip: don't write when it comes to comics, come up with storyboards instead.
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>>5366833
I guess I'm not really looking to be a master right now. My plan is to be "good" by about 2 years. Being able to draw things I can look at and appreciat and maybe some small commissions would be nice. Even saying that gives me a pit in my stomach. I want to be good now. There's no way around it though. I'm not a stranger to making a small effort everyday, I'm already learning spanish in a similar way.

>>5366835
This is true.

>>5366839
Yeah, this is true too. I'm trying to set my expectations low. I don't want to be a grandmaster artist in a few years. I do want to be good in a couple years.
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>>5365979
beats 'tastefully' struggling to pay your rent
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today is a much better day. Maybe I just needed to immediately reward myself for each habit I complete instead of trying to work hard first then reward later. I’m my own best therapist it seems.
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>>5361596
I haven't drawn anything since the beginning of 2021. Zero. Clocked in 1000 hours of cs, though. I'm uninstalling again. What the fuck am I supposed to do?
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>>5366896
>rent
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>>5367638
At least you did something than just staring at a wall or, God forbid, spent 1000 hours shitposting on 4chan.
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>>5367653
>just live with your parents in the country where you don't have a single point of contact with the outside world, bro
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>>5367727
>don't have a single point of contact with the outside world
>internet exists
What
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>>5367743
made me chuckle at least, thanks anon
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>>5367744
Whatever gives you dopamine
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>>5362833
You sound like a faggot
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>>5361596
I bought Kim jung gi’s art books intending to study and copy it but It’s way too difficult. The first page is a broken down car in fisheye perspective, with all the engines and gears sticking out and it took me like 2 hours to draw it
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>>5363114
>>5364009
>>5366852
thanks frens. today i made a bit of progress with my story at least. i'm gonna try to study more vilppu without falling asleep to the background coughs.
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>>5366828
I grew up drawing and I'm still shit at 30. Just work on your art without worrying about dumb things.
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Asukafag getting almost 3k while I've gained almost no followers hurts
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getting obssessed with lookism helped me improve because now I know more about proper proportions and what makes a face attractive and appealing. I also learned that im fuck ugly and shouldnt be using myself as reference
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>>5363186
draw fanart AND link it to said fandom's communities
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>>5363197
I feel like lots of established artists have a gatekeeper mindset when it comes to this sort of thing. Like, they might even resent you for trying to piggyback off of their success.
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>>5368590
Good to know people like Toriyama wakes up everyday with anger that thousands of people just drew Goku for the trillionth time. How dare this random who piggy back off of his success.
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>>5368604
Not at all. Toriyama literally hired his successor toyotaro to draw dragon ball super because he was so good at mimicking the dragon ball style
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I just print and mechanically cut out 5 pages of stickers for my shop. Was very happy with the whole process and overall really enjoying my morning since I got everything done early and hassle-free. Then when I sat down to actually put the stickers in envelopes, I realized I used the wrong FUCKING file
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>>5368590
I remember Boby Chui pulling this in his 'how to become successful on social media' video.
>don't @ me retard, pull yourself up by your own bootstraps like a good boy
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>>5361596
I'm gonna quit my job. I work minimum wage as a waiter for a restaurant that accommodates far too many people for how many workers are on. An extremely rough (busy) day is coming up and I'm just sick of working for pennies and for a shitty manager and head chef.
I have a degree in design, worked with clients before, been working hard on personal projects and just want to focus on my career.
Inb4 "get a job before you quit"; my country has a great monetary living system where those without jobs still get money every week to buy food/rent/whatever, I'd have plenty of time and money wouldn't be an issue at all
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The best thing you can do for your art and yourself as an artist is leave this board. I only check back here every couple of months now. Ditch the community, keep the resources, learn on your own and find a better community to support and critique your art. This place sucks the soul and life out of your work.
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>>5368773
>I-I only come here once per week it’s not like I like you guys or anything, Baka!
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>>5368045
I agree that you should try doing some shorter stories to begin with. Something like 10-20 pages, you will practice your writing, be able to assess the areas you need to improve on easier and feel satisfied to have have a finished project under you belt!
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>>5368725
It’s already too late for you. What were you doing carrying plates for? Art is for kids and young adults who matured from an art based high school who then move on to art college (the good ones, you know what I’m talking about). If you don’t have dads wallet, Asian DNA, or the freedom to be NEET then you were destined to NGMI.

While I say this let me take the opportunity to tell /ash/ that they’re also wasting their time. You’re competing against an entire nation where children are forced by the 6th grade to join a club. To put in perspective they attend their clubs every single day without fail for 2 hours, 6 days per week including during the summer. They have art clubs. That’s 3 years in middle school and 3 years in high school that they sponge off each other to get skill.

You will never make authentic anime. Ever.
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>>5368804
/asg/*
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>>5368805
>>5368804
Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jxeYwa8oxA
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What's up with people sending dms with a single letter or symbol?
They never talk, they just clutter the inbox. Is there a reason behind it?
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>>5368871
youre being invited into a technocult. are you ready?
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>>5369075
No seriously, why do so many people do this on twitter? I am legit curious
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>>5368871
>>5369099
Assume they're a third worlder and ignore. That or say "Hi. Do you need something?" Because it puts them on the spot rather than enabling then to make small talk by saying hi
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>>5368871
It’s all just me messing with you.
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>>5368871
It's possible they're mistakenly tapping on their phone, butt dialing, etc. You see it all the time in youtube comments and stuff. I've almost accidentally posted such comments myself on videos because I put my phone screen in my pocket or whatever.
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>>5369111
that’s how I accidentally sent my mom an ecchi anime pic once by text. The phone rubbed in my pockets, bypassing the password and did that.
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>>5369108
feg
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>>5368804
Wow this advice is retarded lmao.
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>>5369273
I was giving advice? Or was I venting?
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>>5369200
ily <3
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>sketch small
>looks good
>sketch big
>looks like shit
Why?
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>>5369413
Ants can see your sketch and they think it’s shit.
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I can draw with construction pretty well, but I'm absolute dogshit at copying a photo.
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>>5369418
Fucking arthropods, pyw
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>>5369433
>I can [DUNNING KREUGER]
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>started interacting with art streamers and joined an art discord in 2020
>they're mostly normalfags and the discord is overwhelmingly normalfag
>some of them follow my sfw twitter
So much for posting my ryona and ecchi loli pics...
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Woah wtf I can understand way too much what anime is saying lately. My Japanese studies is paying off?
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>>5369535
*without reading subs
like I forget to even look at them. I know I have at least 5000 hours of listening to nip but this is different.
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>>5369535
Post drawings
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>>5369546
Eh?
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>>5369468
I'll give them a like, anon. I'm looking for friends like that too. Post blog.
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>finish something
>suddenly feeling very insecure
>don't post it
>repeat
Hell.
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>>5362833
i dont draw in public for this reason. dont bother me im just here to get better im not lonely and need someone to talk to
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>>5364339
based. dont network with twats.
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>buy delicious fish
>eat it
>choke on fish bone
My night is ruined
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>Had gf to do drawpiles and shit with
>Get dumped because I'm retarded
>like 70% of my friend group sides with her which is understandable, but I've known them for significantly longer than she has so it feels like a total betrayal
>Taking a break from talking to anyone because witnessing that kinda fucked me up
>Realize how dependent I was on my support group and how even a day without talking to people is making me depressed
>Part of me wants to improve on my art significantly at this time so I can be like "I'm so much strongerrrr now" but the other part of me just wants to lay down and die
Drawing is such a lonely hobby. I hate being alone. I wish I had friends that would draw with me
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>>5369639
Faggot
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>>5369800
Women aint worth getting in the way of learning and enjoying your life skills. Become an emotionally independent person
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>>5369808
I'm more fucked up about my friend group ditching me. I'll get over the woman like I always do
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>Was friend was this guy
>Both started art together
>He was wayy better than me
>he quit because of pressures of life
>I kept drawing
>I got alot better than him
>He come back spiteful of me
>Tries to belittle my achievements
>"You don't even draw anymore"
>Hates me now

ahhh feel amazing man
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>>5369800
>because I'm retarded
I feel like this innocent way of phrasing it hides something pretty fucked up, given your friendgroup decided to ditch you over it for someone they didn't know as long.
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>>5369991
Cool.
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>>5361596
>ass at drawing, so focus on the fundamentals
>do exercises and try to improve my basic skills
>the repetition and being unable to properly evaluate my own work gets to me
>try to draw something I personally want to do to refresh myself
>it comes out looking like ass
>back to fundamentals to try and improve more
I feel like I'm going in circles. In the past I've been motivated to learn non-drawing art and skills by making things I thought would be fun or silly and improving from there, but I just can't get it to click with drawing. I don't know, maybe I'm just too much of a faggot to get some focused criticism on bad art and that's how I'm stuck.
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>>5369991
you both sound like immature cunts
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>>5369991
You don’t sound like a friend. What “achievements” have you obtained in the short span of time this may have happened anyway? I hope that guy gives art another go and surpasses you.
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>>5370058
I'm unironically controlling when it comes to relationships. Every girl that's ever been interested in me romantically hates me and it's kinda just dawned on me why
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I wish I spent more time working on style instead of assuming it would come easily and naturally when I got good on a technical level.
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>>5370072
I feel the same way desu
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When I first started drawing I had a wide range of stylistic influences and was happy to use said influences in art. But for the past while I've been slowly becoming obsessed with one particular artist and it feels like I will always hate what I draw unless I shamelessly ape them 100%.
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PAPA VILPPU LISTENS TO LOFI AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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>>5370573
Based old geezer
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>>5369991
>>5370103
what exactly do you mean "good", "better" "achievements" etc.? How do you measure success?
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>>5370090
Haha probably. I tried being nice. But he was a dick

>>5370103
I started to get a small following on social media and Me too. i hope he gets better. He was really good, but he stopped and got ego. Called me a bitch one time because I told him should draw. Instead of playing videgames.

>>5370667
I just got a small following

>>5370061
Cool indeed
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/ic/ has been really slow recently. Makes me feel lonelier than usual
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The tips of my fingers look pruney and sting for a whole month now at random. I went to the hospital to check and nothing. What could this be exactly?
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>artist disappears for almost a year and when he comes back he does nothing but sells adoptables
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>>5371459
I've been posting my shit furshit on FA for a year now, but the whole concept of adoptables just continues to baffle me. People pay hundreds of dollars for... what? Rights to a character? Why? I don't get it.
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>>5371479
>>5371459

Why do you care?
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>>5371488
Because I like his art, retard, but not his half-assed adoptables
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>>5371496
if you like his art so much why don't marry him gottem burnn bitch
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Anyone else feel like they're on thr verge of snapping?
I draw and I work then I work and I draw.

I post stuff online. No one cares
I post stuff here for critique. No one cares.
Barely talk to anyone outside of work. I just go straight home to draw.
After all these years I'm still a shitty artist and writer.

I haven't been able to "get up" the last while either, I wake up feeling like a zombie and drag myself to my desk to draw.
Or not at all today, kinda feels like I crashed...
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I'm tired of it all, my brain is overloaded with shit that irks me. I need a break.
>>5371741
a little yeah
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I might have developed OCD. The symptoms match because I cannot get rid of these intrusive thoughts no matter what I do.
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>>5371741
Try harder
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>>5371741
Want a tip?

Draw fanart. not just once. do it consistently and get someone within a fandoms attention.
Then when you have an established relationship with your audience then you make original content.
If you can't do step one, then you won't go anywhere.
Having/making a social media presence isn't about art.

It's about socializing.

Who would have thought?
Most artist are autistic and think "OH I HAVE TO MAKE ORGINAL ART ONLY, MY ART WILL CARRY ME"
9 times out of 10 they'll be wrong.
I know plenty of artist wayyyy better than me,
but have no social media because they can't stand drawing for other people

BUT HEY you could be that 1/10
goodluck dude
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>>5371849
What does that have anything to do with what he said? How would you know if he is drawing fan art and people still don’t care?
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>>5371857
hes sad and need validation thats hows hes gonna get it, by being consistent
And how do I know hes not doing fanart? Because its easy and a quick way to get attention you can be complete dogshit and people will still care.
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>>5371864
>I post stuff here for critique. No one cares.
Do you need to draw fanart to grab this boards attention?
>Barely talk to anyone outside of work. I just go straight home to draw.
Does he need to draw fanart outside of work to show people IRL to get a conversation going?
>After all these years I'm still a shitty artist and writer.
Fan art is the answer why he’s a shitty writer and artist? What?
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>>5371871
The key word is that he say "No one cares" He wants people to care about his shit. There your answer.
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>>5361738
I really struggled with this too, OP.

What helped me was writing down shows or novels I really admired as original. I then would write down things with a lot of similarities to other works.

You will begin to see that nothing is original, everything is based on mythology, culture, tropes, and observations we all share as human beings.

Because we share these things as a species that now has a global culture, we are all drawing from common inspirations, sharing the same crayon box if you will.

What makes your work different is how you express those ideas through your experiences and aesthetics.

Sorry this was so long-winded and schitzo-sounding but I hope it brings you comfort.

People will not mind your similar ideas, it even gives them a frame of reference, unless you overtly copy and do so maliciously.

You'll be okay anon.
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>>5361788
It sounds like you have OCD. I am not trying to armchair psych you - I have diagnosed OCD and I struggle with this particular obsession. Or did, until I got treatment for it. I didn't even know it was a possible new intrusive thought until my therapist pointed it out.

Tell your family that it is not just the art, it is this depressing, repeating thought that you are going to fail and be seen as useless in your life. Because that's the actual fear here.

They may take it more seriously in that frame.

Also, and this is very important, you need to draw even when those intrusive thoughts arise. Don't push yourself too hard at first because it will cause anxiety shock and your brain will associate your fear with actual panic.

Push yourself a little at a time. Remember those feelings of failure are not you, they are a result of bad chemistry causing an annoying brain loop.

Sometimes you will relapse but keep trying.
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>>5361788
holy shit, dude: stop caring so much, you're your own worst enemy.
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>keep trying to improve and experiment with every drawing
>Never loved you to my own standards
>Rarely post anything finished as a result
>Keep losing patrons
Oh no
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>>5371871
lol you are so incredibly dense
please try using 4chan in read only mode for a while
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>>5372202
Don’t tell me what to do.
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>>5361596

OP here

>post nothing for a week
>-6 followers
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I come to run an errand and stop inside a Burger King in my area and this dude is still working there holy shit. Since like 2014 when I was looking for any job. I bet he recognized my face. He never hired me but the staff he picked apparently is all black women.
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>ask for critique in a space with more experienced artists and explain exactly what I'm having difficulty with saying I'm unsure how to go about fixing it
>ignored/get a vague response/made fun of
I try studying but its really hard to always know exactly how to apply what I practice into what I draw for fun, ya know?
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>>5372351
they don't expect any future payoff from investing thought and time into some low-tier nobody.
don't let it discourage you, try trading feedback with people closer to your level.
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>>5362242
you take socmed for granted, maintaining that shit is pretty hard and it's fucking free.
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>>5369800
If ur friendgroup ditched you too it means that they probably had some other issues with you as well

I'm not saying this to be a dick, but desu in my experience youd have to have been criminally abusive for your friends to ditch you soley because your gf broke up with you

It isnt taking sides, theyd just hang with the both of you separately if they'd really care. People fuck up relationships some times and that within itself is totally understandable. So if you didn't abuse/rape her etc. I'd really just brush all those people off, chill alone and work on yourself. Its ultimately a good thing. Otherwise seek help.
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>some retard reposted my animation loop
>it missing one frame
>it vent semi-viral and I can see it everywhere because the repost has my handle in it's name
>it's been over a year now and every time I see it, it misses one frame
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>look at sketches from a few months ago
>WOW I HAVEN'T RETAINED ANYTHING
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>>5372405

> I'm not saying this to be a dick, but desu in my experience youd have to have been criminally abusive for your friends to ditch you soley because your gf broke up with you

Agreed with the first sentence but not so much this one. I think you're underestimating how shallow people can be, probably because you haven't been in a situation where you've been betrayed for an really unjust or stupid reason. Sadly it happens pretty often, one false rumor is all it takes.
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>>5372824
What happened to you?
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This isn't a vent because I'm not really complaining about anything. I am FAR past the point of complaining.
This is a statement. A declaration, to be precise.
A declaration of war.
In the near future, I will be sending out mass reports and false DMCAs against the twitter accounts of several dozen NTR artists that I have compiled into a list on notepad.
I usually don't look twice at any depicted subject that I dislike in artwork. If I displeases me or I just don't care for it, I go elsewhere. However, theres something about the nature of NTR content and the artists that push it that preturbs me deeply.
Many of them are far too smug for my liking. Its as if they take joy in being villainous. Of causing mental anguish to others.
I can no longer stand by and allow their uncontained arrogance to spill out into the digital ether any longer.
I don't care how much money it will cost or how long it will take. I'll hop between 20 different tabs all day and all night long if thats what it takes to take down as many as I can.
I'll be starting with the ones with smaller follower counts to see if it actually works. Also, because those accoutns will be easier to get suspended.
If you see a small stir on NSFW twitter in a few weeks, you know what happened.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFp-48EX31U
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>>5373018
Oh yeah.
Forgot to mention its not just NTRkeks.
Theres a lot of futafags and raceplay freaks as well.
Might be a full on purge.
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>don't know how to into digital art
>unironically fall for the hard round brush meme because people here keep posting it
>fucking hate hard round brush
>sketch way better with low stabilization round brush with the opacity set to pressure
>don't know what to use for lineart still though
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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>>5373025
the hard round brush meme is for painting, anon :(
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>>5373026
I don't even really get it even for painting
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that feeling when no art friend to share brushes and evolve style with
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>>5373018
you'll just get banned. Mass reports work for multiple accounts
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>>5361596
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa must sleep but also must practice draw??!?
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A year or two ago I got banned from my alma mater, for confessing to stealing art supplies. The professor who "caught" me, basically gave me a chance to redeem myself by replacing the art supplies.
I went to an art supply store and bought the missing supplies , put them in a nice brown bag and left it on her desk.

I guess either she a) saw that the supplies were replaced and decided to dick me anyways
b) someone else took the supplies, (there was no name on it) and she logically thought I didn't replace them.Either way, I get a call from campus PD telling me I'm banned from campus indefinitely.

I get she was just trying to prevent more theft from happening, and sure, maybe that was the only way to teach me a lesson, but was it too much? I'm sending her pic related but honestly I don't think it'll matter.

just fucking sucks man, I get banned from the one college i attended in nowheresville. Shit made me learn my lesson, but has not been good to my mental health.
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>>5373283
>Ever fucking stealing
Thou should've read the bible and have a little fate. You did not think about the consequences of your actions and you got it two fold. Good on your teacher for demolishing you
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>>5373294

My problem with the bible and its laws, no matter how hard I prayed or repented, nothing changed.

I have nothing but faith, but perhaps it is misplaced faith.
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>>5373313
You do not have faith if nothing changed. You did not try to understand it, instead you chose to steal and you claim to have faith? I hope you are 18-19 years old, I'd feel embarrassed knowing that you are over the age of 20 and blogged about this pitiful action
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>>5373098
Thats why the strike must take place all in one day. The smallest account will be targeted first to arouse the smallest amount of suspicion.
I've got to make a bunch of accounts that don't all have the same fucking name or have numbers and symbols in them.
This isn't going to be a permanent thing.
Its a display of force.
I'll need at least a couple thousand to even stand a chance of removing the humongous faggot that I'm gunning for at the end of all this anyway.
All of this has been brewing at the back of my mind for a while but the actual motivation to make it happen didn't come into being until I saw someone make a thread talking about how that artist JTVeemo got yeeted from existence by some crazed stalker pretending to be Nintendo and other companies across multiple accounts.
My goal is to target any Nintendo/Disney/Gachashit related content I see as well shitposts or jokes that could be misconstrued as threatening or offensive from a robot's point of view
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>>5373357
Ok have fun obsessing over people who don't know you exist
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The loneliness is killing me
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>>5361596
how the fuck do I get more followers on Twitter REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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>>5366835
I'm 40
Started by 20
stopped at 30
can't feel the motivation to get it up again
my art, that is
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Unless they're trying to make bank, why do "artists" care so much about what twatters think? That always confused and irritated me.

>pic related
How the fuck can anyone find this art style unironically appealing? It's fucking garbage.
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Is it just me, or is there something cringey about self-identifying as a "creepy" artist?
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>>5373378
They'll know I exist once I boot them off their biggest platform.
God, theres always some random naysayer no matter what it is you're doing.
I'm glad I have resolve.
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Haven’t been able to draw for at least a week. Staying inside for a year has fucked me up, and it’s very demotivating to see that most illustrators are pulling ahead even farther right now while I’ve basically hit rock bottom. Not only did I never achieve my goals for this year, but I’ve regressed an insane amount in just the past couple of months. I’ve been playing video games around 4 hours every day the past few days

What’s worse is that I can’t even consider killing myself, I’m too much of a coward, so all I can really do is see how much further I can go in the death spiral that is depression and sloth. I keep getting flashbacks to high school, when I was really bad but at least passionate and truly thought I could contribute to subjects I was passionate about with my art. Now I’m sitting on the toilet with a chafed asshole because I’d rather sit here asshole agape for 10 minutes than try and draw something that I’ve drawn many times before only to find I no longer can for seemingly no reason at all

I hate this world. I hate successful people. I hate myself
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>>5373740
draw
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>>5373742
I have been, all dogshit today. Maybe tomorrow will be better maybe worse we’ll see
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My boyfriend is doing really well on Twitter lately.
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>>5373018
>unironically seething about NTR in 2021
Lmfao, this is the type of faggot to leave comments on hentai manga galleries demanding trigger warnings for NTR.
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>>5373740
Go to therapy.
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HOLY FUCKING SHIT IM EARING PULSING RHYTHMIC PUFFING NOISES IN MY LEFT EAR. LIKE THERES AN AIR PUMP PUMPING AIR OUT OF MY EAR WTF IS THIS TINNITUS IT ISNT' RINGING ITS PUFFING
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>>5373920
>seething about [insert timeless degeneracy here] in [insert current year here].
Yes.
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>>5374169
You have earwax plugging your ear or there is a living creature inside
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>>5374218
but this happened because I was cleaning my ear
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>>5373589
It's not just you. Sounds cringey/chuuni as fuck to me too

>>5374263
How were you cleaning your ear?
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>renewed passion for drawing and arts after couple of years of slumps
>Draw at every opportunity for a month straight
>Carpal tunnel syndrome renders my main arm completely dead
>Advised not to use my right arm unless it's necessary for the time being
It's been a week and I want to draw so fucking bad that I started using my offhand. This fucking sucks
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>>5374375
a metal ear pick, from amazon. I probably overused it. The puffing sound is gone but I still threw away the whole ear cleaning kit
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>>5364800
Same I have a shit load of research to do but all I wanna do is draw
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>>5374410
>>5374414
>metal ear pick
Christ, that looks and sounds painful to use.
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>Went on family vacation for the first time in years
>Planning to spend the week getting comfortable with urban sketching
>Throws money at professional watercolor half pans to celebrate two years of hard work and effort
>First day of vacation, leave my art bag unattended to help parents unpack
>Nephew gets into my art bag and finds my travel case, thinks all the brand new pans are starbursts or some shit
>Tells me an hour later that the candy in my bag was 'icky' so he flushed them down the toilet

I am in pain.
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>>5372049
For someone who went through it this post in surprisingly devoid of practical advice, how does any of that relate with OCD?
t. another anon with OCD
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>>5374464
just get some cheap replacement watercolors, it doesn't really matter when you're practising
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>>5374464
Sorry but that's pretty funny
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>>5374464
you poisoned your nephew you pos
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>>5374518
That's basically the plan atm. I wanted to start a legitimate travel journal that went beyond just a basic practice wc sketchbook, but it is what it is.

>>5374519
Yeah, haha, I'm not mad at him or anything, just bummed about it. Half pans get pricey.

>>5374521
non toxic homie, he's probably eaten worse
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>>5374523
you'd be surprise how vibrant even cheap watercolors can get if you know what you're doing
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>>5374523
Non toxic to touch, not to eat. Your nephew is going to be an idiot and it's going to be on you
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>>5374526
No, I know. I've been working with student quality for two years, shifting through a few different brands as I go. They're nice for what they are, but there are pigments from pro lines that I just prefer the look of.
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holy shit keeping track of all these accounts is gonna be hard
I already bought them though so its too late to turn back
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I'm so tired of drawing these organic shapes with wrapping lines and boxes
Feels like I'm getting nowhere when its time to draw the figure
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I’m deliberately changing my sleep pattern to operate at night since I’m NEET. Too many annoying things during the day. Should have done this ages ago.
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All I want are some art friends who inspire each other, draw art for each other, share tips and whatnot. I'm painfully lonely, and art is all I have. I must be tarded and autistic
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>>5374862
I thought I was going to be alone forever when a friend ditched me but one thing lead to another by chances and now I have much better friends. Hope you can find friends that you can hang with who don’t mind your autism.
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>>5374862
Nah bitch fuck you, the only friend you need is a pen and a piece of paper
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is it weird to just hate your life but like your job
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>>5374602
copy vilppu’s method of using contour lines when drawing figures
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As soon as I order a new pair of gaymer glasses I find my old pair on the floor in front of me. How the FUCK I was looking for it everywhere.
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I drank a lot of coffee to be productive and stay up and now my hands are sweating so much I can't even hold the stylus.
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I smoked a lot of weed to be productive and stay up and I fell asleep.
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How do you make yourself feel like drawing? I want to want to draw but i don't feel like it, it's like i've made myself addicted to something i can't attain, it's all I think about and I feel worse the more I don't draw. I can't pinpoint what made me this way either, feels like I suddenly found myself as a working adult with no energy or will
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>post effort digital paintings and get decent amount of likes
>post minimalist versions prior just for conceptualizing said digital paintings and get triple the amount
normalfags making me seethe.
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Anyone else with artist "friends" who only talk to you about their artwork, fish for compliments, but change the subject as soon as you want some feedback on your own art? Thinking it's about time I need to reset my pool of friends.
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>>5376093
Stop being queer and tell him to bend down and critique your art.
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I'm wondering if creative work is accurately analogous for falling asleep. They're both processes that have to come naturally and that you can't force, I'm thinking about this because I want to find a way to control being in the zone of drawing
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>>5376112
Stop falling asleep while bending over.
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i hope Bruno92#8958 fucking mother has a stroke
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>>5376131
That’s just mean anon. What if your mom had a stroke.
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>>5374909

no that's called reversal of home/work balance

home is a stressful place, where problems (ultimately?) get solved through productivity and patience whereas work becomes a chill place to drink coffee.

God I need my own space.
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I've been getting some moderate success in garnering an audience for my works on social media, but all my zoomer art friends on Twitter almost 5-8 years younger than me are slowly getting married or experiencing romances and it's making me feel really lonely. I'm just carefully working on my art and stories, constantly pushing myself everyday so I can actually make it, but the shit around me is making me depressed by reminding me how my career isn't stable enough yet to welcome anyone into my life.
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>>5376270
Not finding contentment with your art is your problem.
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>>5376270
My classmates from high school already have kids who are 6 or 7 years old. To put in perspective that’s the age when I got my first game boy and Pokémon crystal or 1/4ths of my life alive.
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>>5376310
>>5376312
I like my art, I'm actually very happy with the direction I'm going and my audience keeps growing every time I put out new work. But the lack of companionship with someone else is kind of driving me insane. I guess it helps feed into the art though. I don't know, I can't tell if it's just the societal pressure of my friends finding romance that's getting to me when for all intents and purposes, I'm actually headed in a good direction with my art. I guess for them it's just a hobby so they have time for other things, but for me it's basically becoming my career now.

It could just be that irrational fear of missing out on something that everyone's getting into even if I end up becoming successful down the line.
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>>5376324
Bro, when I was younger, there was a period where every single one of my close friends in my circle got married in a span of 2 years. I was feeling fomo, too. That was about 7 years ago. Few weeks ago, I had sort of a reunion with a few of them and after hearing what they have to say, I could not be happier to be single and without kids. Fomo is homo, marriage = less time to yourself, try to stay rational.
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>>5376332
I had to google what fomo means. Damn I feel old.
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>>5376332
Thanks anon. I keep thinking it's probably just the exposure of everyone getting together in my vicinity that's driving me nuts. I've been working really hard and actually getting a lot of good progress this year. I can easily see myself being in a better place in 2 years time at the rate I'm going, maybe even less.
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>>5376341
Find an outlet. For me, I talk to and flirt with chicks but I don't commit.
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>>5361596
I finally got a job in the arts at a studio running, planning and creating community arts projects as an illustrator and I am in way over my head. Everyone there is so academic and well spoken, friendly and normie and I don’t fit in at all with my Aspergers. All I do is draw and design so I can’t physically wrap my head around the business side of things and I feel so much pressure to try and keep up. I actively want to die because I know I’ll never be able to keep up with my peers with the way I am
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>>5376441
unironically take a class or workshop on public speaking to get you comfortable with communicating your ideas in front of a group of people.
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There is this girl I keep seeing on the phone almost everyday when I go walk my dog and she’s always wearing these short short pants that almost look like undies. Where are her parents???
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>>5373283
If I read "I thought I deserved the art supplies because I'm better" I would not think it WAS delusional, I'd think "Yeah this guy is still delusional". An adult with that thought process has probably not grown up much in a year or two.
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>>5374510
I try to avoid giving advice relating to shit like CBT/other therapy modalities for treating OCD because I am terrible at explaining it. That's an actual therapist's job.

My angle was more from a sympathetic angle. With OCD, relapses often cause people to abandon good habits when it's actually very important to maintain them

Perhaps you can explain it better? Not even being a dick, legit if you have better advice, spill it. Because I might find it helpful too.
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>>5374862
Same.

Hard to find people who aren't coomers or spergs of some political extreme. I just want to draw, not hear some /pol/tard or tumblrite reeeee about Jews and their tradwaifu or alternatively, cancel me for not drawing enough transgender POC.
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>>5376773
No, I was looking for it.
I seem to have swings of motivation and then laziness/indifference, changing every couple weeks. I'm not even a woman, so I can't blame my menstrual cycle.
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>>5376270
Just keep going. Imagine if Nikola Tesla decided to settle down instead of focusing on his work. It would have been a massive fucking tragedy for the entire human race.
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I keep thinking about ramune
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>>5376782
Give yourself space to have lazy days and forgive yourself for wasted days but also challenge yourself here and there. Some days I just want to smoke pot and watch stupid shit but force myself to draw. Some days I just do as much art as I can before I begin to get antst. Other days I can sense that I am too fucking tired or upset to make it a pleasant experience.


It's all so abstract and meaningless until you start doing it. You start to find your comfort zone and adventuring out of it.
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>>5376950
Yeah, I've been doing some exercise, ESPECIALLY on days when I feel like I don't wanna do anything else.
I've been working on my levels of stress since December or so, with good results. I accepted I will not have a 24h normal-human-being schedule anytime soon and started planning MY day, not the day the world expects me to have. It's not perfect, but it's way more productive than me being paralyzed all the time.

I've also spent the last month slowly organizing my computer, that has been accumulating unsorted files for 6 years. I feel WAY lighter now, a huge poisonous burden taken off my back.

For last, I'm building a note-taking system for my creative projects, but I'll probably use it for everything else, life goals, random insights, entertainment, other fields of interest...
It's time to stop juggling all these unstable ideas of grandeur and actually put them on the table, select the ones that can be packaged into a finished project and start building a reputation.
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>>5376887
Aren’t those the soda things with a ball inside? Do they taste good?
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>>5377098
Yeah, they're kind of like extremely flavored water. Legend has it if you can remove the ball you will have good luck.
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>>5377155
>Legend has it if you can remove the ball you will have good luck.
Based. Ordered some ramune right now.
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Guys this is an emergency I ran out of chocolate chip cookies what the FUCK am I going to do now how am I going to survive
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>>5376341
I don't know why would you want to get married in this day and age where a woman can absolutely fuck you in the ass in divorce court. Especially when your an artist that's probably wanting to eventually create a successful IP.
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>>5377169
Big retard. Probably overspent when the Asian supermarket is 12 minutes away.
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>>5361596
welp, was tired af when someone asked me if i do requests and my retarted self said yes
so i have to grit my fucking teeth now and be done with this sht
i can just send them a sketch but my ego wont let me do that
fk
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I can see my patreon number going down but I'm not strong enough to check the reason people are unsubscribing.
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>>5376887
you big pervert
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I'm 21 and already balding. I'm actually gonna be alone for the rest of my life. My only purpose is to draw
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>>5378036
It's okay Anon. I spent the years after HS self-improoving and even dated for a while. Thought things were fine then I started Norwooding hard and had to isolate myself and be a NEET again. It happens.
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I have learnt to never ever make a art career, or try to make friends with artists on Twitter ever again. full of cancel culture swines...



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