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Here's 10 important questions to ask yourself. Read them constantly as a checklist to make sure your are heading in the right direction and using your artistic potential.

1. What motivates you to create art? Write down your answer and think about how you can use this very important information.

2. What kinds of information have you been putting on the internet? The internet is the new resume. If I can find dumb pics or comments from you then other people can too...

3. Does your art express something interesting? Great art means something to its viewers, not just its creator.

4. Does failure push you forward? How you deal with failure will determine how skillfull you will become.

5. Do you enjoy arguing or flaming people's work? If you are the type of person to hate on others, it will come back to you. Especially with the internet and all the social networking.

6. Do you try out new methods/materials/subjects that might be unconfortable at first? Success is inevitable if you always choose to believe "It is my obligation to try."

7. Do you have a strong purpose or goal? When you have a purpose, you stand by it. Something special happens when you show an undying drive to achieve a goal.

8. Are you open to meeting new people and hearing others opinions with an open mind? Your heart & mind are the gates to success & happiness. Keep them open or miss out on great opportunities.

9. You can either let your environment shape you or choose YOURSELF to be who you want to be. The body & mind can be shaped into almost any type of person you wish to be. You just have to train it through persistence & constant search for knowledge. (*I started to be "good" in art when I decided to be extremely serious about it.) What kind of person do you want to be?

10.Do you constantly think about your goals? The best way to accomplish a goal is to have it on your mind all the time. Keep thinking about it until you obtain your goal. I'm not the first to say this one but I can't emphasize it enough.

I think it's important to mention that I don't believe I been given any natural talent when it comes to art, I believe I'm PERSISTENT. Anyone can be persistent.

Now PUNCH that laziness in the FACE and have a great day!!

Sending positive vibes to you all.

Bobby
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evilskills Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey imaginism, good points. Now some considerations:

1. There is no motivation other than occupational theraphy until death arrives... Or money.

2. Stoopid for the majority, clever for the educated 31337... 100 years later. Never a great artist was applauded for his partners, unless you are Andy Warhol.

3. Define interesting. Everything is always a piece of crap for someone anyway; and that opinion is usually right.

4. Failure pushes you downstairs unless someone want to use your production to speculation or for washing money. Nobody worthy is going to ever see your production in the middle of a tsunami of similar works and trash.

5. That's why you must use tor and be an anonymous troll is possible.

6. No it's not. Stick to the basics, after all you are producing art for the masses, no?

7. Most commonly objetive for most artist is stop starvation; other that that, if your production is money driven, surely it will be a piece of crap, again, No. 6.

8. Most of the art critics and curators are worthless mouthbreaters that never in their stupid lifes did anything other than bashing other's artwork, so if you are going to pay attention to their antics, good luck. Real artist keep focused regardless if it pleases someone or not, or even if it will be called art at all.

9. I bet there are a lot of great artist in poor countries, unfortunately, they will be unable to display all their superior talents due a premature death; so yeah, your mind can shape everything, unless you have to fight for your life. Greedy people everywhere.

10. When you keep tryharding for something beyond your real talent ceiling that's by itself an indicator of failure; even if you get it right at the end, you will be a tryharder. Real talent requires no effort to produce great things. Tryharders' efforts will be always ridiculously average.

Yeah, I'm mad, but not at you.

/endofrant
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KillaKool Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Nice words :) But who the fuck is Bobby? can someone explain?
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EsebeiDoran Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This should be like, the Artist Creed or something :iconblushplz:
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kornkid2901 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, super like!
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Chely-Sparkle Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Very inspiring, thank you very much!
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porangers Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
miss your podcast my friend! Sending feedbacks of positive vibes to you too!!!
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cicakkia Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I copy this whole inspiration text on notepad. When I found myself lack of going forward , I open and read it to keep my inspiration energy charged
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chibimeli Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
i wish i could fave this news a 1,000 times ^^
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SuiginTwo Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
. . . This is what I needed!

T-t-thank you!
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SandreeL Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Thank you! this is very inspiring! As I've been a procrastinator for such a long time.... i gotta be persistent from now on!
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