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KeepOnDrawing by o-kemono KeepOnDrawing by o-kemono
Art block.
Lack of vision.
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...
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.
It looks good! ^^
Vulpine-Jessica Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amen brother!  
this one is close to home.
Blue-Bear22 Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You must have reading my thoughts! :)
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^
Shark-Demon Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very inspirational. :huggle:
Marshall-Fox Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is simply fantastic. :)
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