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Scraps!

While we hide ourselves in doubt (and for some, say that they're talentless), others that may not be as talented shine because they took the opportunity to showcase what they have.

My sister gave me the idea for this quick sketch. I for one think she's one of the most talented girls I've ever seen, excelling in singing and sports. She wants to be a pro singer and on the varsity teams for basketball and soccer, but she's always so hard on herself telling herself that she can't do anything and saying every single person she sees is better when I see otherwise.

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I need to work on commissions badlyyyy and finals week is coming up in college so I'm going to have to calm down on art.
Good night!
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:iconstaystrongnwm:
StayStrongNWM Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your work! It's amazingly dark, and it truly touches me :love:
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Bobleonheart Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You have a serious talent in portraying emotions. lovin it.
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skyLa-x-p Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG this picture is the reason i typed in doubt into the search bar! I am in a talet contest but... Im starting to think i shouldnt do it...
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FadeToShadesOfGrey Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
These look awesome :) Scraps? No way!
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Enlightened-Dhampir Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great job!
and hey, if your sister is saying that stuff about herself, tell her that she may think that she can't do anything, but other people really look up to her. from what you described about her, i'm sure that people are idolizing her right now.
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aNim0k Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Just beautiful.
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StephiPhotography Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Very good idea! I see this all the time the people who are really confident end up looking like they're amazing and talented. When sometimes this is'nt entirely tru! Its often those who have much less self confidence that are in fact very very good at what they do! They just don't give themselve the chance. I really love this, well drawn and a good message too! You are truly skilled. :)
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wildHart4art Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I really like this! The picture really speaks to me, I think we all can relate to that fear of failure...but it definitely pays to just get out there and do it! :)
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PersonDev Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
I love this. The message and the drawing. Words cannot describe how much I love this.
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Tapzer101 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student
Your work is so amazing, and the messages are even greater
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MagicDarkkenStar Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student General Artist
I really Like your hand drawn art Aki-chan.
It inspires me to draw more.
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harukisakaki Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice one :D
i love the story behind this too ! :D
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d-a-zed Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the story behind this. <3
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ArchaisBeo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
love the duality in this!!!!! BAH so awesome
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Tajii-chan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this concept- it's something that I'm sure many artists can relate to :love:

And such a beautiful way to portray it as well! :heart:
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margeinabag Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful.
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margeinabag Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
But what do you do if you actually don't have any talents?
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nariataskye Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I do that allll the time :( It's so hard to feel good about the things you do when you know other people that are better than you... but then sometimes it makes you want to try harder, so it's not all bad :)
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pizzapiea1riley Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Super Epic!! ^^
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Drimwalkr Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
bad ass and a wonderful depiction of the artist mentality. amazing :)
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AlisterThatchel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Another wonderful drawing! Well done :clap::la::clap:
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soulterror101 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
nice
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noobcake88 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so true! my sister is an amazing singer, but she has stage fright. I'll show her this!
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KageRaider Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work lately has been on a lot of good themes no one thinks about often. Sounds weird but I smile every time I see you put something up. ^^
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IsabellaMika Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Really liked this. :) I used to push myself down to everything, 'cause I don't think I'm really that talented. But I decided to take every opportunity that I have and even if I don't like that much what I do, I'll just fight and try to get better.

Sometimes we need someone to say that we're good to believe in ourselves. >3< Some words make difference. Since my teacher started saying good things about what I draw, I felt better. :heart: My parents don't like what I do so much so I was felling down.

Maybe your sister needs someone pointing her good points. :heart:
Not generally like 'you're good at sports' but more specifically, things that you need to pay a little more attention to get. Then she'll see that she has something special, that makes someone See it. <3'

Love this piece, really. Somehow, everything is really inspiring. :hug:
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EspiChivez Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love your artwork, how are you such a good drawer?
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AntiBaer Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
*thinks of all the autotuned singers out there* :confused:

bwah! no.
i'd prefer listening to the ones in doubt of themselves then..
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umbras-et-lumina Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Love the sketch and the message! Awesome job!
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DingingCloud Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Artist
I really like this because its true. Amazing idea and good job!
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Demon-Wolf1997 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is epic. Really nice of you to say that about your sister.
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lolita-stocking Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a wonderful sister to say encouraging things about her like that. Good message, so true.
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ChavisO2 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Artist
WOW! it looks good!
Interesting Art of Singing and people love it!
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zerokiraikori Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
oh sweet!im kinda scared of her though...
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HimeNoCanal Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice. the picture is so awesome even thought its just a simple sketch that you did =D!
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Draw-me-to-death Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good and verrrrrry true :3
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kt-linn Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice concept. Awesome job!
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Miyako1993 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love the messages you have behind your art.
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artenthusiast13 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:icondignitylaughplz: it looks really nice i really like it.
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FallenAngelGM Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Those drawing of your are really significative and meaningful! Great job!
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ReBaka-Chan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student General Artist
ooooo :D
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MarceloZonta Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
nice wrok, I like the expressions!
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Quotation-Marx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a knack for drawing about situations a lot of us can relate too, not to mention that your execution is wonderful as always.

Good luck with finals. I'll be rooting for you~
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b-lea Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Your work is so expressive and emotional. Great job! :) I also like how you use real life as bases for your artwork, and love hearing the stories behind them. Keep it up! :)
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Jellymii Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Man... that's so damn true.. <3
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bottled-mermaid Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Beautiful drawing, and I so agree with the message behind it! Too many times I have been too pessimist about myself for no reason...
I wish the best for your sister :hug:
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ViolatedPsyche Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Amazingly drawn. I am completely familiar with the situation - I love singing and even professionals told me I am good, but I'm just simply too shy to sing in front of people and am always afraid I'll mess everything up.
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shadetheuniverse Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow. Have I mentioned that your art really inspires me? I can relate to this one completely.

I have been taking voice lessons, but I have such horrible stage fright so I don't really like singing around people. But I love to sing.

-sigh- Maybe one day I will get over my fears/doubts. Thank you for this!
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Arppis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
It sucks when some people snuff someones flame by saying that they suck or giving critique like this:

"Well that piece of work is good, BUT! You made mistake here, here, there, that... That's way too long, don't you know how that's done by pros?! ...yeah but it's otherwise good, minus those parts that you did wrong."
Giving a constructive critisim is pretty hard thing to do. And sometimes you don't even have to give any feedback when a person is just doing it for fun! :)

Great job with the picture. You are really talented.
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Curious-kim Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
==I'm too shy to sing infront of people.....
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xQueenASHx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Amazing work, the way you executed it is perfect and I agree with you! I've seen that in alot of people and myself xD I'm now gonna try not to doubt myself!
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