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KeepOnDrawing by o-kemono KeepOnDrawing by o-kemono
Art block.
Lack of vision.
Frustration.
Depression.
Artistic doubt.


My pencil tip rests on a black piece of paper.
Whenever I'm ready to draw, I get art block.
When I try to force myself to draw, what I see on paper doesn't match what I saw in my head.
When I try and fail, I start to get frustrated.
When I find my hands clenched to my paper in a death grip, I start to feel depressed.
When I get depressed, I doubt if I'm an artist at all.

.. I can't create.
I'm not good enough.
Its the same thing over and over again.
Can't be as good as the next artist.
Why bother trying...

My pencil is broken.
I can no longer use it.
I see myself in it.
I feel like I'm in pieces...

My friend offers me his.
[b]"You are a one of a kind artist.
Never doubt yourself.
Draw what comes out, even if it's just a line or scribble.
Even a scribble can be a unique work of art.
Draw with confidence.
Never give up."</b>

I drew a scribble.
I see something in that scribble.
I add more.
I start to feel confident.

What once was a blank page is now a work of art.



artwork 2013 Alex Cockburn
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Look, I'm an amateur artist who cannot pay classes, because I support my family with a wage of 200USD/month. That's why most of the time I feel horrible about my drawings. But then I look at artworks like this one, and something inside me says "keep going. You're doing just fine." And that's what I do.
I like the style, because I like non-colored drawings. Appreciate the little good things of life. Becuase you don't know when the life can turn out things good. Also it's a cute sketch. I simply like it. I'm not going to give up, because maybe someday, I can do something like this. Just maybe.
Great job. And thanks for showing this to the world.
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Ladydragoncat Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The title of this masterpiece says it all...
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CopperSphinx Sep 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is such an elegant piece in its simplicity, and yet, it gives off complex emotions. I feel nostalgic and sentimental, as if this illustration hailed from somewhere in my past when I was first influenced to pick up crayon and draw. That's what this piece says to me. Bravo.
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:icontehsnowflake:
It looks good! ^^
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Vulpine-Jessica Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amen brother!  
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:iconphantomx999:
this one is close to home.
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Blue-Bear22 Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You must have reading my thoughts! :)
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irfan9835 Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
your words kinda describe some of my thoughts when I try to draw something.
it's very inspirational.
I like how you did on the pic.
I like the shadings and the way you draw the whole thing...
Keep it up ^w^
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Shark-Demon Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very inspirational. :huggle:
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Marshall-Fox Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is simply fantastic. :)
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