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Don't you get kinda sad when someone you watch doesn't upload for a long time--

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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That brings to mind one of my biggest shortcomings; I get afraid that I'll go too long without uploading something, so I get tempted to rush and submit a half-hearted drawing. It's also kind of the reason why I submit sketches a lot; I don't want to be "too" inactive. One thing I'm trying to do this year is limit myself to just one full drawing per month. I figure that if people really want to see my work, they'd stick around and be patient with me.
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Almy-Nol Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
You make a good point about expecting others to be patient with your work. I mean, I for one would love to be a drawing machine but sometimes I just can't do that. The motivation isn't always there, and the time isn't always there either. But submitting sketches and WIPs is still a great way to stay fairly active, so I can agree with you on that too. Are you doing good in terms of uploading monthly? That seems like a great starting challenge.
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ThyWordIsTruth Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was more of a "drawing machine" back when I first started drawing because of a challenge where I had to draw a Pokémon every single day in December. Of course, when I wa first starting out, quality wasn't the first thing on my mind as I was only concerned about making my drawing look like an actual thing XD I would guess that's true for everyone as a beginner, and then things inevitably slow down when we get more nitpicky about mistakes, and making our pieces look like genuine and beautiful works of art. I am succeeding so far with the goal; the "rescue" piece being my January piece, and my sea rodent piece being February's. I'm on good track to getting this month's done in time too :la:
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Almy-Nol Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017
I understand where you're coming from. Overcoming the urge to upload things quickly for the sake of quantity tend to make your art suffer, I guess. Still though, it's great to hear that you've developed a reliable and effective schedule. That sounds like something I'd like to try. Either that or some type of Inktober-inspired challenge.
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Strange-Argument Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I do get kinda sad... but I don't mind it too much. It makes me that more excited when they do post something new. I am much more heartbroken when an artist I follow decides to leave the site or delete their account.

I hope I'm not upsetting people by being so inactive lately...
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Almy-Nol Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
I guess that's a positive way of looking at things. :) I wouldn't worry about that if I were you, because our art is always worth the wait.

However I have been feeling guilty about that myself as well. I rarely upload and someone was kind enough to gift me a core... :(
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Shaidz Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh?

Yeah, I know that feeling. I usually just hope they got busy with other fulfilling things in life. It's particularly sad when they don't at least give a little indication why they'd be less active.
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Almy-Nol Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
I agree with that, it does get upsetting when someone leaves without a little journal or status as to why, especially if you admire their art.

That being said, I'm also guilty of doing that quite often. 
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