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Just my thoughts... I don't think I need to say more... they are people too.

P.D. SOME artists ARE stuck up bitches, but not all of them.

P.D 2. I've grown thick skin since then, this doesn't exactly get to me anymore, but I wanted t share anyways.
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Ceruna Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same here...  ._.
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Zacatzontli Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Professional General Artist
I've never experienced this on Deviantart but then I just post comics of my pure and utter cynicism about the human race and don't get too involved I guess, but I've experienced this in all other aspects of life!

People get jealous because they want to be "better" than you on the accepted yardstick of superiority sold to them by the marketing forces of corporate greed and manipulation and mostly because they are aware of their failure in other areas of their lives based on the same yardstick. When people don't stack up then they pull you down.

The ridiculousness of adults wasting their time on petty squabbling for five minute ego boosts is beyond description.

Being creative is opposite of being competitive, the nufnufs in the world don't see this, they believe you're being competitive and treat you badly by sucking you into their game with their accepted rules (rules laid down by the establishment that they have lazily accepted). They're discouraging you from doing your thing, that unfortunately relies on exposure to same types of people, can stop you following your dream whilst they get a five minute ego boost and quickly forget about the entire incident and move on to the next victim and then the next ad nauseum.

I have reduced my contact with people like this, including family members, because they waste your time. When following a creative pursuit time is precious and you don't have time to waste on such pointlessness. Whilst they're engaging in their pursuit, putting you down, they're wasting your time.

There's another type of person I've met in my 46 years on this planet too: The "I'm not interested in competition." type of person who really is. They'll portray themselves as hippies or some such creative individual and you'll mention something your happy with, I dunno, a birthday present that maybe cost a bit but is nice. Their response is a nonchalant "I'm not interested in that type of thing. I have different values." Some people have other values but these ones will not be interested because they can't "compete" and be "better" than you. It comes out when they get something they can Lord over you.

Individual psychology ensures that people in all professions will pursue the higher levels of recognition for different reasons: Some just want adulation, some can't do anything else, some believe in what they're doing, some are lost and find themselves the focus of attention by happenstance, a few are lovers of life, a few are privileged some have endured a hard upbringing, some are sociopaths.

Build a group of friends that help you use your time and not waste your time. They'll be like-minded individuals who love the creative and are motivating and appreciative of your efforts. Brilliant people help build you up, they're hard workers and passionate about what they do and they're usually experts as a result. All of them have similar stories. You're never alone there :-)

Want to see a cool documentary where you can see this in action? Where you can see one man's efforts to stay number one and his minions who are helping him? This documentary is brilliant! You'll love the bad guy and the good guy and you'll see what you're describing in the art world in the world of computer gaming (old skool Donkey Kong).

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
www.imdb.com/title/tt0923752/?…

Un abrazo.
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HokkaidoCake Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
There, there. *hugs and pats you Baymax-style*
I agree with what you said about popular artists being hated by judgmental people. It's normal, because people hate on random things for no good reason (except for that one video on YouTube about lonliness WTF). Don't worry.
Those haters probably had their minds blown so bad by your amazingness that their brains broke and said mean things by accident. :D
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wolf-girl87 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I agree with you wholeheartedly. I got bullied lots when I first joined deviantart. However, I grew more confidence even though I still sucked for a long while, but I kept at it and found my own medium and style eventually. I've even made a business of it. Yet, there are still those types of people that will look down on me because I do something different, or they will try and take my idea and claim as theirs. However, I learned a long time ago to copyright my shit so that doesn't happen. Lol. That's beside the point, it doesn't matter if you're popular or not, if you put out great work, then you should be proud. Even if you're work isn't up to other people's standards, be proud that you made something, because if they are talking about it, even negatively, that means it is still worth something....They are more likely just jealous. At least that is how I have always looked at it.

I also did read your comments before posting to know that it may not bother you outwardly, but I'm sure it still does get to you. I have thick skin too, but even then, sometimes it irks me. *pats* Cheer up. From what I've seen, I think you're a great artist and to have been brave enough to share this, kudos to you.

I am also going to share it with a few groups I am admin of on FB and on my business FB page; www.facebook.com/NotoriousNikk….
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megakiel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice.
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familymadnesskiller Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
my nobody accepts me anything so I don't know
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WolfGrowl96 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015
i wish i found this when i first started deviant art :3
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Mikera11 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
fully agreed
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Splashia Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this comic. I also agree with the point this makes. Thank you for this comic :)
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NatureGrrl Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very true, being judgmental is a problem. This is a very nice  comic!
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snugglydogling Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i saw this on tumblr and it led me to your DA. Your art is amazing1
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CrimsonShadow613 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional
I love you.
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MegBeth Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making this!
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Frostheart101 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
I totally agree with this. ;v;
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Dark-Elf-Kingdom Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This really spoke out to me...like...you have no idea....or you do. 

But this means a lot!! 
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Calura Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! This is so true in so many ways.
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EdwinaCX Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not popular myself, but two days back I went to the Today section and gave newbies welcome comments.
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DevonianDino Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Well, this certainly makes me think a lot. Thanks for this, even though it wasn't meant for me directly.
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AncientWolfSpirit Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, it seems popular artists pay no attention to the beginners, like me. But so what? I don't know about you, but I ain't here to become popular. Although, it is nice sometimes when a few people pay attention to you.(Lol, you got a tablet at 15? I wish I could get one...)
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Kanade-Chizuru Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Only problem is, I don't totally agree with the "Free Requests" part. I mean, if such a popular artist is open to free requests by all of her fans, then her life would be totally swarmed by making those requests, and she wouldn't have time to even deal with other aspects of her life.

Many artists out there, like me, believe that an artist should never work for free. We don't like the "starving artist" treatment, and thus, the solution is instead to make people "commission you": pay you to do an artwork for them. And, like those artists, I only accept free requests from the closest of friends and acquaintances :D

Well,  I don't care about my views that much, but I do have a few fans who truly adore my artwork, and they make me feel great. In fact, I like it better, than being flooded with thousands of half-hearted attention-whoring comments and fake views.
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Bitter-Cherry Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I never said they should? The whole point of the strip is to speak up for this people and call shitty people out on their bullshit. Examples being provided in the last few lines.

I am completely against the idea that artists should work for free... I mean I AM a freelance artist after all.
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Kanade-Chizuru Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
THAT's always the way it should be.

Then again, I like how your strip brings forth the message. Popularity isn't all glitz and glamour: you actually have to carry a lot more weight on your shoulders.

However, this is only dA. There are worse sites you could possibly upload your art. Personally, dA is very light-hearted and safe enough from the malignant denizens of the internet.  Judgmental people will always be a part of the Internet, but I've become numb towards them ever since, and nowadays I have greater freedom in drawing anything I want, not like when I started out where I only drew to gain Views, which, of course now, embarrasses me a little.

I would share this strip to a few big-name artists I've met in person, if you don't mind. They might relate this one to their own experiences.
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Amphibnia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this took all the words right out of my mouth.
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patathatapon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Sounds like a good summary for life.

Sometimes I wonder if it would be better if we all went in a big circle, and capped the guy to the left on an agreed signal.
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TheCutetooner Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student General Artist
That's my life...
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DrawMyOwn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
I want to hug you with all of my forces
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IlianaMor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, Cherry, I want to share with you one thing. When I just started to draw I couldn't even imagine I will have a tablet, or about putting my sketches on deviantart... I just drew everywhere and felt happy. But then one of my best friends found my sketchbook and started laughing over it. I was very embarrassed. She said my sketches were awful, that I need to start learning anatomy, that I don't even know how to draw people. These words hurt. It will sound stupid, but I burned my sketchbook will all drawings, cried for hours and felt depressed. Till my other friend came and told me one simple thing: all of artists must draw for themselves, not for anybody else and I still have a chance. It helped to concentrate, think and start drawing again.

Of course, this deviation is not exactly about me, but it still is awfully realistic. Tons of young artists comes to DA, hoping they could share their art with others, but... Happens a thing you perfectly displayed. 

Thank you very much for this deviation, Cherry. Now I understand I am not the only one with that problem
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Bitter-Cherry Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well this deviation is for and about everyone who can relate to it.

Now you listen to me. There will be people who will laugh at you, there will be people who are better than you and there will be people who are jealous of you. That's going to happen, there's no avoiding it. So what you do is keep working hard, and instead of feeling down because of the mean people, try to turn their negative words into positive, perhaps they were not to nice about it, but sometimes, haters actually point out real mistakes that you can learn from. And that's the best revenge you can get, learn from their attempts to hurt you.

Now, you're very young and you've got a long way ahead of you, I've got a long way ahead of me, we all do in a way. But the wonderful thing about art is that you never have to stop learning or improving. You don't just turn a certain age and stop improving. There is not limit to what you can learn to do. So keep at it.

And yes, draw to please yourself. You will find that there are people who happen to enjoy your art anyways.
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IlianaMor Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw all of these people for about four years. School-bullying is awesome thing, right? I even thought about suicide, but drawing helped me. And now I am still working and moving forward, just because I wasn't weak enough. And hell yes, they were right. These people were right. I learned so much from them and tried to improve. You know what's the funniest thing is? Now those who bullied me cannot write a word dictation without me! Maybe that makes sense...

Yes, we all grow up and we all have a long way ahead. The most important is to go that way, not stop.  Now I see - I can improve everywhere, and in art too. We all shouldn't give up, and, as Tumblr blogs says: "Haters gonna hate". Thank you so much, Cherry. For the deviation, for replying. Despite your popularity and number of watchers, you are still a human, not a proud b**ch. 

And, i dare to upload my first sketch after watching your gallery. I wish you never stop drawing, never stop dreaming and never stop improving. Good luck.
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Dormina Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Thats true

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BraixenXxo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bless this deviation...
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ghostkitty03 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
i love this
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Cat-Tastic-Luv Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had a popular artist downgrade me just because my skill level wasn't comparable to theirs. But then with other popular artists their all nice and etc. It's good to know that someone draws attention to this issue, and has done the opposite of said artists. Though I think with experiencing that, it has taught me to be the better person, and treat others kindly. I'm glad to say I will never be like them.  
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DaemoniumNocturnal Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah even people who aren't that popular but draw "better" then you do, it somehow gives them a reason to bash or act superior to those with less skill. :no: had it a few times 
inflated ego's ... they're the worst :fear:
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miss-american Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the way popular artist treat less popular artist is unbelievable :(
but i'm glad you are one of those good artists and be kind to everyone :)
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xzendor7 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Nice Cartoon - I On The Other Hand Don't Bother Myself With What People Think Of Me.  As Long As I'm Doing What I Consider To Be Right And Treating/Respecting Others I Would Like To Be Respected And Treated It's All Good.

As The Old Saying Goes - To Each His/Her Own...
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Bitter-Cherry Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sometimes, that's easier said than done.
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xzendor7 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Well I've Probably Have A Lot More Years On Me Than You Do; And A Certain Age You Realize That Such Things Aren't Of Any Real Importance And That Those That Conduct Themselves In Such A Manner Have Yet To Reach A Certain Level Of Maturity So You Just Let Them Be.
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Bitter-Cherry Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I will have to strongly disagree that age makes a difference. I'm not a child either though, I'm a young adult and always quite mature for my age since I can remember.

And it's not even about "realizing" trust me that I know this very well, and I've known it for quite a while too, and I try to stick by what I think I need to do rather than what people think I should do, in fact, most of the time I do what I want, especially with my artwork. However, and this goes way deeper on a psychological level too, it's never easy on a person to receive such a hateful treatment, it's only human to feel bad about it. Now I as a person with a certain level of social anxiety, cannot help but to worry about what others think about me, even if I do realize that it shouldn't matter to me.

This comic strip however, talks about past experiences mainly, and its message is absolutely not that one should care about what others think because that is not the root of the problem to begin with, its real message, the real problem, is that people need to stop being judgmental.

You don't teach people to ignore abuse, you teach people to not abuse others.
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EStories Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm new at dA and this startled me :O
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Kingofsouls Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Relate i can
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xX-Snowclaw-Xx Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
oh my god i can relate
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mythology-freak Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I pretty much wanna slap some sense into those people ...wait ... THAT MADE ME SOUND LIKE A BULLY DIDN'T IT ! *cries on the ground* WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH !
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SleepyWiredStudios Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
this is awesome. 
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draconichero18 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Saw this on tumblr, just had to comment where it was originally created. I think the reason it went viral is because I think you spoke for a vast audience and well
you pretty much said something I've been thinking for a LONG time in comic form and for me I feel that deserves recognition.

You seem like one of those artists that does the work they do purely for the love of the craft and I find that very admirable...in a platonic way of course, nothing creepy. Just saying that anyone who puts forth that mentality has my vote of being a good person.
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Valiant4EVER Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I already feel like people look at me like that, and I don't even have that many watchers.
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aignavus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
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AnimatedGamer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
I understand. Right now, this is my second DA account. My first one, well, it was not what I wanted anymore. That account just became a please everyone else even if you don't really like what you are drawing. This account, however, is still going good with what I want to draw.
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Cushies Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i found this from tumblr, but you wouldnt mind if i put it in a journal would you? ;v;
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Remington-Mancini Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Thank you for drawing this, thank you so much.
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