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Putting this useful thing here:

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”
-Ira Glass
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CerseiDM Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for all your kind comments :heart:
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AnguisPoetica Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Ira Glass quote in your profile! I'm so glad I've read it here. It reminds me not to quit when feeling discouraged in artmaking, which happens every day lol Thanks for sharing!
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GreenSprite Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so glad you found it helpful! I read it regularly too, to remind me to mope less and work more when I don't feel good enough :) Here's to hoping we'll both find artistic satisfaction :ahoy:
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Spacesam Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
"fight your way through" this is so true. Fight against yourself, against other people telling you're never gonna make it. Fight against hard times, when it would be easier to take another direction. 

Never give up.
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gornkniznik Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
С Днем Рождения!))) 
Happy Birthday! お誕生日おめでとうございます!Anniversarium felix! जन्मदिन मुबारक हो! 生日快樂!La Mulți Ani!
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