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How is a person supposed to get better if they quit?

if they stopped and quit trying

how do you expect to get better? huh?

Just because a person or a lot of people is better than you, that doesn't mean you will quit, I mean, they're not telling you to quit, and some of them will even try to help you get better!

If you feel demotivated because of jealousy of the skills of other people, don't just curl up in a ball forever, yea you can cry for a moment but you must stand and show them what you got

"I'LL SHOW THIS SHITLORD THAT I CAN DO BETTER!" -internally

Take it as a challenge.

Don't you want to be happy? Do you like telling people that you are hopeless and then you will feel sad and the people you talked to will feel sad too?

How about:

"You are inspiring and it makes me want to do better!"

Doesn't that sound better? It doesn't just make the person you're telling to, feel better, but it specially makes you feel better as well!

Art is no competition, I looked up the definition of the word and there's no sense nor speck of definition about doing better than everyone else.

Art is expressing yourself, Art is creation, you make Art because you love Art. And if you suck at something and it makes you feel bad, find another thing that will make you feel good about yourself, that will make you proud. What's important is that you're happy.

and if you come to me saying "But its so hard!", stop. Nothing is easy in life, if there are, its not always easy, there's always a hard part, an unexpected hardship, but getting through those hardship is what makes the most of us, its like a test, if you fail, its either never to take the test again or study and retake as many times it would take you to ace it, and if you pass it, its not just having an achievement that you passed it, you also learned and you can apply your newly learned things, while on the other hand, if you give up on the test, nothing will rise from there, maybe you can do a special project or take an alternate test, just keep moving forward.

If a huge obstacle suddenly pops out of nowhere in front of you, don't just stand and start crying because you can't go through it, find a way around it!
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Sir-Croco Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Artist
Coincidentally enough, I've been having issues somewhat like this for a while. It all began with my mother, and the rest is my fault....
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reaper600 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I first started posting stuff to dA, even before in high school, looking at other people's art, I used to say "Wow... That is so cool looking... Why can't my art be as cool as theirs... will I ever be as good as them?" I still do that to this day sometimes. But then I look at the art I posted a year ago and just look at how far I've come and how much I improved, and I get so glad that I didn't quit. And then I think "Just gimme another year and we'll see just how much better I'll be." And I also remind myself, as you said "Art is about expression." It's a physical representation of anything you think, feel, are, or are not. So f*** the rest of the world, I'm gonna draw, whether it's ugly or amazing.
Sorry this got a little lengthy lol, but I just wanna thank you for reminding the rest of us aspiring artists the truth about art.
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foreignobjct Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That sort of stuff used to discourage me, when I was first starting out. Never really let it stop me for long though. Now my problem is just a mixture of art block & laziness.
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AnnoyingScout Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That reminds me of me. I am always jealous that I can't draw.... On the otherside, I learned to make SFM posters and edit them and people do like them and I'm actually proud!! ;w;
Thank you for this!!
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MadJesters1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
*CLAPS* WELL SAID!!
A lesson we artists will learned eventually! YOU GO GIRL!! :D
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SonicBoltz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Agreed
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Karda4124 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And that's what the brick wall is for.
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Py-Bun Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
why brick? it could be steel, it could be cement, it could be wood, or even a force field, but why brick?
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Karda4124 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because of Randy Pausch.
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Immor-Tallest Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
because brick killed a guy. with a trident. hard to get past a wall made of trident wielding anchormen.
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