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Are you confident in your artistic abilities? 

63%
546 deviants said No.
37%
326 deviants said Yes.

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AttitoonZ Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
BOTTOM LINE:

It's called "TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF". Why do I lack confidence in my abilities/creativity/etc.? Simple.
I haven't worked hard. It's a vicious cycle. I'm so afraid to hit the drawing board because of bad memories and bad confidence, yet by avoiding drawing, I'm only getting rustier. My fear of feeling that emotional pain sadly outweighs the
knowledge that this destructive behavior will NOT advance my skills. I KNOW why I lack confidence, yet struggle daily with the fear.

To ALL OF YOU ON DEVIANT ART: Don't end up like me. I'm pushing 40 years old and NOWHERE NEAR where I should be. Lame excuses and cowardice does NOT justify anything.
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Danoartist Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   General Artist
Definately, wish I was a little more exposed though! Depending on how you look at the situation, my life has put me in a position where my confidence in my artistic abilities seems to be one of the only bright spots.
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grimzzi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yes Im confident, and with each new drawing or doodle my skills grow.
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Djnightsilver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Im still trying to develop my style and have trouble making my character daxton look like daxton when I draw him in any pose. yea I have a long way to go
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RedStarship Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
O: I'm surprised at how many No's there are!

I'm so confident it hurts. lol I know I'm not the best of the best out there, but I always keep a great attitude about my work and it's only been getting better.

The less confidence you have, the worse you're gonna get (I've seen it happen).
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BornPessimist Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Am I confident in my artistic skills? No.

Because sometime, somewhere I read that:
An artist must always practice their creativity or else their skills as an artist will never grow.

Well...how can I when I feel so miserable all the time? How am I suppose to?
Every-time I see my kid brother working on his art assignments, I see his skill level aeons ahead of mine.
When we're visiting family or friends, my mother constantly brags about my kid brother by saying how he can paint this or that. When they ask about me...she just says: Oh. My daughter just graduated--she's so behind everyone her age who's already working. She's just staying home and taking her sweet time.

I just feel really unmotivated and at a loss at what to do. Doing nothing seems to be a skill I excel in :p
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krissthebliss Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Digital Artist
my colors are improving but I need more practice on the traditional side of things... like painting and human anatomy
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Mkidkap123 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
im improving but not really anywhere close to good yet
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ehh not at all. I always see really good doodles/sketches/artwork from other people and think "I wouldn't be able to draw that if I wanted to." So I have to keep practicing and going outside my comfort zone!
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Philbrush Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Every artist probably believes they can do better, and is never 100% satisfied (especially looking back over older work), but that aside, I still have many areas to work on. That being said, I know the areas I struggle with mostly, and with practise (and observation) I know I can get there. So I am confident that I will be confident with my artwork!
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bizcut16 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
This is a very complicated question to answer yes or no to.I answered no but I beleive the lack of confidense in your current ability is a driving force to make you better.I have made a lot of work latly im content with but i dont think ill ever be truly pleased with my work.I think its for the best.[excuse my poor grammer ive always been more of a math/social studies man]
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MurderousAutomaton Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
I am, but I'll never be satisfied--there's always something new to learn! That's what makes art fun and exciting! :la:
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Eddy-Swan-Colors Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I feel like I'm getting there.
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TheRealJoshLyman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No one should be 100 percent confident in their art; but hey it definitely helps your output if you're not putting yourself down every time you pick up a pen. That boring addage; practice practice practice: IT IS LIFE!! At least artist life. If you love it; love it til you hate so much you love it again. (silly i know) but I came to this realization a few months back and life has been better ever since
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Spoon1004 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
certainly confident,until I start drawing! j/k but yes when I'm in my comfort zones as an artist, definently confident, outside that cmfrt zone?? not so much
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RAWRItzKat Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not at all :iconyaomingfaceplz:
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JunoX-Reborn Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No??!!??!? Everyone said No ?
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ice-cream-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm confident in some areas sort of, but not so much in others. It's hard to tell because I always feel like I could do better.
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Yeshuash Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Unfortunately i was born with VERY low self esteem. If i even get myself to draw something i consider it a success.

I feel sad now...
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SplendorEnt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Am I confident? Yes. Am I arrogant, absolutely not. Even though I'm grateful for every one of them, but I take every compliment with a grain of salt. I don't get too worked up over criticism, because I know that my work isn't perfect, and I don't aim for perfection in my art. I just want to be able to put an idea onto paper/screen.

I can draw, so I'm confident in my art skills.
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RainyDayFun Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not confident at all. Hence why I haven't been making any artwork for the past....year? It seems the harder I try, the more frustrated I get. I need some training.
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TamilaB Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I suck haha theres so much I cant do...
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chirito Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
i still sketching and then inking... even in simple draws.
but i do confident that i am growing for better.
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Freiheit Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so insecure I don't even know how to answer this xD
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noriko-kikhio Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes but more in my ability to grow. I've grown a lot in a couple of years. I'm struggling with impatience, wanting to be further. But heck, let's stop and look at however far we've come :)
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GlennSueznin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish I could become a better artist. I need to do alot more work to better myself.
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I don't need to be confident in how good I am right now; I'm confident in my ability to do work, work hard, and improve. If I'm not good enough, I can always get better. Knowing that, it gives me the drive to keep working until I surpass my own expectations.
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thechainzter Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Not at all. Ive got no real knowledge of how be a good artist, except for the manga classes ive been taking lately, but i dont feel thats enough. I suck at painting and am just ok at drawing. Unfortunately the job ive had for the last 12 years, doesnt allow me to grow artiscally (am an accounter, which sucks). Plus, i just began drawing again this year, after about 6 years without doing almost anything.... am practicing though, but am not confident just yet.... hope i can recover the lost time soon...
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ScottyArtz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm not where I want to be, but I voted yes because it's better to be optimistic :)
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Modernerd Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My journey isn't over by I'm confident in my art being good enough to be sold.
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rj700 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I have room to improve on my work, but I suppose I've reached a level, and I'm confident that I can produce art at that level on a regular basis.
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Natizilda Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I know that there's always, ALWAYS, something to improve, and that I'm never getting to the "perfect" stage because I'll always try to learn more and more, but I don't feel I'm bad at my skills. Of course there's a lot of people better than me, but I use it as motivation and inspiration, not as a "turn-down".
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rauj13 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I'm confident that they're shit.
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angiepk Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good question.

If there had been a "kind of" option I would have gone for that. I voted yes but there is still lots of room for improvement. I think I'm getting there with figure work and am definitely improving drawing hands but I still have issues with backgrounds and perspective...amongst other things.
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NaaNana Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Yes
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damndeal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am confident about my work and I know I can do better =D
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Zatransis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great answer!

M!
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damndeal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kind sir!!! =D
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XXAnemia Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I'm confident that i can draw, i'm not as good as i want to be, but i mean i CAN draw so.... yes?
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damndeal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree totally =D
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FableImpact Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm confident that by working hard and continuing to love what I do I'll continue to develop and reach new heights. As an artist I think that's all you can ever really hope for.
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Zatransis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This.

M!
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sevenluck Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Not at the moment, no!
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Man I FINALLY have gotten reasonably confident. I started doing this obsessive training mode lately to get better, but for the first time ever I'm not practicing out of insecurity. I've only dropped the neurotic insecurty in the last year or so.
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Zatransis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's good to hear, man. I think it's that transition that is a "eureka moment" for a lot of artists. When you're not just drawing to make something cool or drawing to chase some misconception but, instead, drawing to actually learn and be better. It can be pretty amazing.

M!
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah agreed.
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CallidusAya Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am confident in the abilities I have now. I will be confident in the artistic abilities I have tomorrow. Is there room for improvement? OF COURSE! I need to improve but only time and practice will help me. So, there is no need for me to be unsure of myself because if I am not sure of my own skills. Nobody else will be. :D
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nagi-as Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i say no in current situation because Im really not able to find enough time to create works that would truly show me my current potential. With tight deadlines of games and family I really need to think out of the box..
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MrBlackCap Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
My Whispers say, "no" but they're just jealous!
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Zatransis Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol!

M!
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