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To Teenage Artists

Sun May 4, 2014, 8:29 AM
First of all please take this journal in a Positive sense, and this journal is mainly aimed at teenage Artists..

Dear my friends, many of your dream to be better artist, but what we can see most on the deviantart is drawings of some ponies,wolves,sonic characters.....its kay if u draw them because you are a good fan of them, But also please  Draw something New from inside your mind, something more creative..find your taste, play with it,first it may seem difficult but gradually you get your own style, and make it presentable and show it to everybody..
Here is what i can promise you...

I WILL SUPPORT YOU GUYS UNTIL MY DEATH, you guys are awesome, you guys are the future, and create your future.. Dont get blocked in artworks... And dont get out of mood

And DO WHAT U LOVE TO DO..Love you all <3


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yoitemiha Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As a teenage artist myself, I often find a lot of pony art and sonic art, I really agree with what this says.
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TanookiArts Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is very helpful!!!!!!! Your Fantastic!!!!   :happybounce: Hug Clapping EXO : Kyungsoo Fangirling 
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Janmeeba Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww... always so full of love! ^^
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Keyotea Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would like that but, I am not a teen-ager. :(
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TheRebornAce Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
glad im not the only one realizing about this. I mean, yes i's fine drawing those kinds of pictures but to think you still consistently draw those characters, which are idols for mostly kids, and you're a teenager (14 and up). at least draw something either more original or change it up a bit like drawing a sonic character in anime style or something of the sort. ya know?  
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XiaoDarkCloud Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't understand what's so wrong about drawing ponies, wolves, or Sonic characters. Some people are really REALLY good at it, so why shouldn't they show it? I mean, if someone doesn't wanna look at pictures of ponies, wolves, or Sonic characters then they should stay off of the profiles of people who do.

I just kinda think its unfair to tell the teens who look up to you that they basically can't become a better artist if they draw what they like to/are good at drawing.
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KassieC Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014   Digital Artist
Thing is, it's okay to draw anything you want. But, in excess, it becomes repetitive and uncreative. This post is meant to encourage original pieces rather than solely drawing fan art. I completely agree. If we only draw fan art, we confine our minds to it and disallow creative growth to take place.
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XiaoDarkCloud Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I disagree. Telling me that fanart in excess becomes uncreative? I'm sorry, but I don't believe that for a second. Repetitive does not in any way mean uncreative.
I also don't agree with the idea that fan art limits creative growth. How do you think great artists start out? Certainly not with the amazing works that they create now. Do you know capukat? I happen to know that she used to draw on Disney Create. Fan art as well as her own characters. And now? She still draws her wolves. Go to her page and try to tell me that her works aren't amazing. You'd be flat-out lying.
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KassieC Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014   Digital Artist
No, I didn't say that fan art limits creative growth. I said the exclusive creation of fan art limits creative growth. If you've only ever drawn one type of thing, how do you know you have really grown artistically? The person you've mentioned just now has drawn her own characters and fan art - this is fine. This is what I support.
Creativity comes with using your imagination - thinking *outside* the box. If all you ever do is think within, you never have the opportunity to utilize that creativity.

It *is* a person's right to draw whatever makes them happy. But you cannot expect to open all facets of creativity and imagination if you repeat the same thing over and over again. Your mind has the ability to do many things and I think anybody who is /serious/ about art should explore those possibilities within his own mind at some point or another. To deprive oneself of that would be a shame.
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XiaoDarkCloud Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry about the delay in answering, I wanted to put a bit more thought into this response.

I'm not saying that I disagree with all of these points you're making, but I still stand my belief that its unfair of MRFarts to say this to his watchers. When the journal was first posted, I saw a couple comments that said something along the lines of, "Oh, I guess I should stop drawing what I like and get rid of my characters if MRFarts doesn't think I'm making real art." Unfortunately, I can't find the one that encouraged me to comment because its buried in the 500+ other comments. It bothered me to see people feeling that way, you know? Kids and teenagers shouldn't be expected to want to create amazing works of art (save for the art prodigies out there) instead of what they like and are good at drawing. I mean, a kid or teen is most likely an amateur, so why would you want to force them to change their styles and approaches? They're learning their way around their medium, and I say leave them to it. And who knows? Maybe these kids and teens in question will be recruited by an animation franchise in the future because of their excellence in drawing cartoon characters and designing their own.

I hope you can respect my opinion on the matter. As an aspiring cartoonist/animator, I don't agree with this 'wolves and fanart doesn't make you an artist' argument at all.
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