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Postby lalesm » Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:58 am

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Subject title: How do people around you react to your art?

There's this one girl in art class who walks past me, sees what I'm drawing, and starts screaming for everyone to look. Always awkward :shock: :oops: . Other than that most people just think it's cool.

 

Postby Wyntry » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:59 am

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My work is seen as a distraction and not as important as everything I have to do to help with bills and raising 3 kids. My friends at work see it as just some random thing I do that means nothing. I am pretty much surrounded by the every now and then 'that looks okay' or 'you aren't that good at that'.
I guess its just something I have to get used to.
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Postby ameliori » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:59 pm

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My parents are quite oblivious. When I was younger, my mother used to discourage me from drawing. Now I'm older, i think she gave up. My father was okay with it but quite concerned for my future. He never brings it up in conversation.

My significant other is very supportive, though. So that's good :D

 

Postby Lilith » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:15 am

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'thank you for that painting and all but I really wanted it on paper, seems a bit more... real, you know?'

 

Postby michaelpettinato » Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:16 am

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My parents always supported it as a hobby until recently my Father has been much more supportive. I guess I've grown as an artist and I can see why a few years ago they were against me taking it seriously. xD

My close friends were always supportive about it, and they are even now as I grow better. I've noticed that my less close friends and extended family members are starting to show interest and ask for art work / commission me as i've gotten better, which i think is really cool.

 

Postby Khayria » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:44 pm

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My family and friends are always supportive, and love everything I do. But I don't know if their compliments are something I should take serious since they compliment my bad work too. They probably see me more as "girl who draws pretty good" and not as someone who wants to reach the level of the work they see in artbooks etc. (even though they encourage me to do a job that is art-related)...

 

Postby aero » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:05 pm

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support.. mmm not at all, my parents help me buying some materials, but they not sure that draw, or be an illustrator is a good idea, i want to be an illustrator for one reason, is not for money, i love draw, and i want to be best every day, and in the future change the world of someone like other artist like you guys change my world, giving hope and illutions, with your works, thats why im drawing, good or bad, i have thousands of thousands of bad drawings or paintings and only 1 o 2 more or less good but i dont give up, the only support i need is no give up and go ahead, to the goal. but thanks at all you, you are my support for give me the opportunity to participate here with us n.n

 

Postby spacerogue » Sun Oct 12, 2014 2:36 pm

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I tend to keep people around me that draw themselves, non artsy people barley are of interest to me unless they are huge geeks. So yeah that does mean most of my friends are people from DA and usually art students, very driven hobbyist and some professional artists even. We all try to support each other.

I'm not at the age of my parents really caring anymore, I'v failed two art collages but seeing I'm such a disaster in classic teaching they didn't mind me trying, lets just say its already a surprise I finished highschool with sorda okay grades and I do have a degree, not that its been of any use tho. People in this house just care about me having a job and getting on with my life, they don't mind me buying fancy art supplies as long as I spend responsible :lol:

 

Postby Shao » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:02 pm

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always have briefing with my mom, and she does good critique , first of all i have conversation with her
friends are lame -_- junks addicted to drugs , so have to search ppl at internet to gain other side of critique

 

Postby QuietElegy » Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:17 am

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Art has always been a thing that people around me have supported, but especially when I started to really gain skill in it.
Despite that I'd always been really shy about showing off my work, it's not that I wasn't proud of it but I felt like I'd rather be humble about things and let people see if they ask, than going around shoving my sketchbook in people's faces. I guess there's still sort of that stigma about that, even though I love posting my work online.

Now that I'm older and considerably better in it, a lot of my friends commission me to draw their characters, and it's really a nice feeling to be appreciated for what you do, as well as make others happy through it. That's probably my favoruite part really, is when I send people the final product and they get super excited about it.

All in all I think I'm really lucky that everyone likes my work and I never really had issues with people telling me not to draw.
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Postby rockmor » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:26 pm

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Well, my dad is a photographer and an artist, and my little sister goes to art school. And my mom just happy that I have some serious interests and goals :) So my family is very supportive.
And some days ago their friends from Latvia came and saw my stuff and were all like "HOLY SHET DAWG DID YOU DROW DAT DIS IS AWSUM", and I just was sitting here and couldn't say a word :D I think that they just were impressed that most of our familiy is drawing.
My friends on the other hands... one of them is always like "you can't make big money with art and you can't become great, so you should just go to work in some office like other normal people" and the other one is just indifferent. But it doesn't relly bother me.
Also yeah, this forum is awesome, it boosted my self-confident a lot, and I started enjoying art more.

 

Postby SureYouCan » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:48 am

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"That's nice, did you go outside today?" exact quote from mother. I think she doesn't care that much but sometimes my friends say nice things and that's fine with me I guess.
→ ↓ → SHORYUKEN!!!!! My lonely Sketchbook

 

Postby z4m97 » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:16 am

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my parents, when i told them i wanna be mangaka...they told me to study music xD
but after just few minutes they offered me their total support, i dont have many art-like friends so they just stare at it and say "wooooo man youre good!" kinda cheering and annoying at the same time xD
and well i only found 1 person kinda hating it, it was the owner of an art store, i went there and ask for nib pens, he said "of course i have some, what do you want them for?" i said "artistic inking" and he said "comicbook?" i said "manga"....
if you were there to watch this old man's expresion...damn i felt like if i killed someone or something...it was just despice...kinda scary, later on i learnt that most so called "artist" around here consider manga as just a trending topic (well many people think so) and when you say that you want to do it as a career they think youre just childish or something...

 

Postby Shifter » Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:45 pm

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Guys all round me and parents were kinda not supporting it at first.. mostly with comments like "What do you need that for? What will you do with it?"
And I don't blame them. 23 years old, finishing my studies and all of a sudden doing something they are not used to see..

But.. you just need to prove them that you are really into it. That it's not something that will pass after a month of messing around
Prove them that and they will help you like they are helping me :)
Check out my sketchbook and leave a comment, I don't bite.. yet ^^

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Postby z4m97 » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:27 am

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Shifter wrote:Guys all round me and parents were kinda not supporting it at first.. mostly with comments like "What do you need that for? What will you do with it?"
And I don't blame them. 23 years old, finishing my studies and all of a sudden doing something they are not used to see..

But.. you just need to prove them that you are really into it. That it's not something that will pass after a month of messing around
Prove them that and they will help you like they are helping me :)

nice words dude! :D

 

Postby Spudboy » Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:29 am

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to answer to your guestion exactly: with their asshole
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ya, i'm the new fuck here

 

Postby greyroscoe » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:06 pm

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My mother and father hates me for trying to pursue a career in art. :mrgreen: I'll show them one day though.
I am a 16 year old female with the personality of a old man.
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Postby FallenFox » Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:29 pm

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Updated: Most people are indifferent :lol:
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Postby azarga » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:11 am

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Initially almost everyone was quite negative about my interest in drawing, because it is "useless" and in general "for women". Only my friend was subtly supportive. Then my wife happened to see some of my more well made pieces, that made her shift her opinion towards mild interest.
I guess I'd get more support if I was aiming for realism, because it is wider accepted, but with stylized drawing I don't think I'll be getting any support, because stylized is "what kids do" and unacceptable for an adult.
But I don't really show my stuff outside the internets, so people around me think that by art i mean realistic drawing and thus don't judge me as much, idk.

I don't really care much about support, not anymore.
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My dA, it is pretty bad.

 

Postby Ambiguity » Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:42 am

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azarga wrote:Initially almost everyone was quite negative about my interest in drawing, because it is... in general "for women".

Lol, that's a new one. I thought it was traditionally just "for men", hasn't anyone seen Big Eyes?

 

Postby Fantelle » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:35 pm

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    Everyone around me is very supportive - which I'm grateful for. Without their support I would've never
    been allowed to switch to the art school I go to currently, and that decision has really changed my life.

 

Postby Valkhira » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:12 am

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When I was younger I used to draw during classes, mainly portraits of cute/badass/sexy women. I had a couple of girls ask me if I was a lesbian because of that, which I guess is and understandable question. But nope, I like men too, I just find women much more visually pleasing. Men are often boring when drawn, unless you make them wear a big-ass armor and weapon to make it interesting. But perhaps my opinion will change when I learn to draw them correctly.

So, yeah. Apparently I'm a drawing homosexual. That sounds damn cool.

Nowadays not many people see my drawings. I'm a forever aloner, and my family doesn't understand what I draw (they keep saying I should design clothes... uhm... ugh, nope, not my thing. Maybe when the fashion is wearing armor and badass rpg clothing). The only person who I actually show my drawings to on a daily basis is my boyfriend, who's luckily really supportive.
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Postby azarga » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:28 am

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Valkhira wrote:
So, yeah. Apparently I'm a drawing homosexual. That sounds damn cool.



Lol, I get that all the time, even though I mostly draw them girls and am a married man with kids. It's actually pretty funny in a good way how some people draw their conclusions.
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Postby BulletHell » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:29 pm

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My family is very supportive when it comes to art, my father helps me with tips on how to make my art more popular and that I need to think about selling my artwork, yet I think I have some kind of curse, because everytime I'm thinking about monetizing my art I suddenly can't bring myself to draw. I guess I'm just not skilled enough since a little bit of excitement or worry can put me into an art block. Image
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Postby BluetheFox » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:10 pm

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My family and friends are all pretty supportive of my artwork and want me to improve.


...until i call it "furry art", then everyone who isnt a direct friend or relative of mine is like, "oh, you mean those guys that like stuffed animals and costumes? that kind of furry?" :oops: really embarrassing, but i make it a point to let them know i dont fit any of the nasty stereotypes. (accept for the autism. that, i actually do fit. but so does bill gates and a bunch of other people like that.)
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