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Should I give up?

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bloodify Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So... I'm a 14-year-old guy who likes to draw.

Not really athletic, but that seems to be like the thing every guy's on about these days. I'm not unpopular, but I don't think I'm exactly one of the "cool" guys either. Should I stop drawing? I'm kind of known for it, but sometimes I feel sad because even though "respected" for my art in school, sometimes people just go like "Haha, all you do is draw." Kinda makes me feel... useless? And feminine. Yeah... because the "cool" guys are all athletic and shit.

Main point: Should I stop drawing? I don't mean completely give up though, just maybe hide it from everyone else? I know I'm still pretty young... :s
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kinzerkinz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Photographer
What other people think doesn't matter. Do you love drawing? Then you should do what you love. You're not unhappy because you draw, it seems to me that these kids are rude and immature. When you're a famous artist and their sports scholarship fell through, you can laugh and say that you're successful at something that makes you happy.
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xhersheystarlover Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
You're the same age as me ; what I'm doingv ;
I'm homeschooled and people still make fun of me when they want to see my arts.
I like them to my dA and they think I'm stupid :c

But I just brush it off because I like what I'm doing ; v ;

I just noticed how old this post is xDD
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LOBIKA Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NEVER EVER QUIT WHAT U LIKE/LOVE, PPL WILL ALWAYS SAY STUPID THINGS TO U SO JUST IGNORE THEM, U CAN TRY DOING BOTH, SPORTS AND ART, THAT WOULD MAKE U MUCH BETTER THAN WUT U R NOW
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DSteffi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Writer
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! You should not stop drawing! Forget their words, hell, I'd like to see the ones who tease you to draw! You are awesome in your own way and don't let others make you feel bad about being your awesome self! I think guys who can draw are beyond cool. Use your talents, be proud of yourself, and don't listen to the shallow people who can't see the awesomeness in you.

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All the effort is pointless if you don't believe in yourself.
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The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
You don't need to stop drawing, and almighty forbid you bend to "peer pressure". Blaze your own path, and if it helps, use your art as a trailblazing mechanism! Yes, you can exercise and draw, all while also balancing both school AND online fun time! :juggle: It sounds like a mouthful, but as a college junior, I'm succeeding at it! :trophy: If you're a strong guy (particularly in spirit) and you stick to your drawing, you might make it appear as something hardcore. Stand proud, chin high, and never let anyone push you around! Showing off those kinds of guts will earn you pride, and if you're lucky, stack respect on top of that order! :#1:
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DreamoftheNightSky Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   General Artist
At your age, I was both artistic and athletic (mostly outside of school because I took private lessons/training) and I continued with my activities because I enjoyed it. Now, I do artsy stuff on the side (intending to become a full-time fiction writer), while playing sports with my students.

If you enjoy something, work at it and be great. Make it into a career if you can because nothing is better than a job that is also fun.

Wherever you go and at any age, you'll run into people who will stop at nothing to find something wrong with you; to criticise you. Take in what they have to say, but it's only their opinion, so you don't have to comply to what they say.
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Alels Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Drawing is not an excuse for not exercising =/
Don't stop doing what you love just because you're not athletic either!
I recommend you keep drawing, if you really love it.
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Music-Art-Life9601 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Why should you stop drawing cause you want to be respected by OTHER people? This is who you are and if drawing is what you want to do, then you shouldn't give shit what other people think. I'm like you, I'm not interested in sports, I mostly like to read and draw, but I don't let what other people think get a hold of me. You are who you are and no person can tell you otherwise. You never know, you could be an awesome famous drawer someday and make a lot of money, and then you can rub it in those jerks' faces! :D
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were-pire5 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
DO NOT FLIPPING STOP! NOOOO... Look, women just likes athletic boys because of the looks and stuff. You, I can imagine is very very sexy while drawing ;] Oh yes, naughty you, now I have dirty pictures in my head! D:

I respect people like you who can draw. I'm the same age as you and I'm like crap at drawing, and I'm always jealous of my friend who's like amazing at drawing!

Do not stop, show your talent boiii! <3
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shmekldorf Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you like it, than don't stop. I'm a girl in high school and I don't have that many friends, but I'll tell you that a guy that pays attention to life through drawing is more interesting than jock. I'm known for my drawings and nobody cares about it but I love drawing and would rather talk about anatomy and composition than who won the game last night.
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Personal-Pariah Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Surely there is a balance to be reached...?

I know we men aren't known for our multitasking but I think you could manage two hobbies.
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the-ever-eternal Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
thing i learned about people in school is that they admire stregth, not physical but mental, not doing what everyone else does is what makes you unique, recognizable, so your not into sports, thats okay, find what else people are into

the most interesting thing about them is they're all extremely complex, as a human being its your right to unravel them to find the gems inside
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Bucket-Kat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
All hail to the NO!

You shouldn't stop drawing because of people's opinions.
You shouldn't be giving a rats ass about their stupid opinions in the first place!

That talent of yours makes and defines of who you are and
doing what you do best is what makes you happy.

There are different ways to use that talent of yours, you know?
You just gotta figure out where you want to go with it.
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:iconbloodify:
bloodify Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I won't, thank you!
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Bucket-Kat Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
No problemo! ; 3;
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
Everyone goes through a phase like this, no you really shouldn't stop drawing. Just because people make fun of you doesn't mean they actually think that. It's different for guys, they won't come up to another guy and be like "Wow you draw good I can't draw like that" from what I see, they usually make fun of the guy drawing. Some of them are secretly jealous, cause a guy who made fun of one of my friends for drawing all the time came up to my work and said he wished that he could draw. You really shouldn't hide your talent, but if you want to do it at home and keep it at home, then keep it at home, but I'm sure it's just a phase you and your friends (I am using that loosely) are going through do to your age.
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Necrotrup Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
So, You think, if You stop drawning, You become more athletic? Interesting point...
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:iconbloodify:
bloodify Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No, I never said that... :o
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KuraiSol Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just know that those guys are only gonna go to college for their athletic skill, eventually leave college, try to go pro, get turned down, stop exercising, forget to change their diet, become fat, get some weird job, and look back on their highschool/college days and call them their glory days. (There are exceptions but that is the usual case) But remember many of the greatest artists in history are also male, so there is nothing feminine about art or drawing. Also, don't quit, you are very talented, and that talent going to waste is such a sad thing. There is no need to hide it, nor is there any reason to stop.
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Lil-Greenie Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012   Digital Artist
You have a lot of talent, so I don't think that you should stop drawing and be proud of your talent. I also don't see any reason you should hide it from those around you, I think that maybe they are just a bit jealous of your talent. Not everyone is good at the same things the athletic people who you consider the "cool" guys probably can't draw right? So there is no reason why you can't just be good at what you are and enjoy it just because it is something you can do and they can't. Also you should not let other people change your who you are!
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tekkoontan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dont give up painting and dont even start being athletic. being athletic is too mainstream, but being good in art is not something everyone can do.

be like me, really suck at sport but good in art. and i get more girls too.
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DudQuitter Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I disagree with the second statement. Exercise(properly done) never hurt anyone.
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just-call-me-C Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you really want to let the comments of others rule your life? or decide your choices in life? Who gives a shit if people think that all you do is draw. Let them think what they want. What I am saying is do what makes you happy, and besides your gallery pretty good for your age so I wouldn't if I were you.
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:iconbloodify:
bloodify Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much, and sorry for the late reply!
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just-call-me-C Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its okay we all have lives offline (:
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SugarStory Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, from my 14 year old girl who is exactly the same as you drawing-wise view, i think the sports fad sucks, and if they take the mick for what you do, you wouldn't want them as friends anyway, they'd ditch you at the first issue that arises. Like the saying mum uses on me "Many will want to ride with you in the limo, what you want is someone who'll catch the bus with you when the limo breaks down" you stick at your art if its what you desire to do, don't become a clone. We have scientists for that!
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:iconbloodify:
bloodify Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply! And you're right! :)
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MicoNutziri Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NO! Don't even consider it!
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:iconbloodify:
bloodify Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I won't :lol:
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MicoNutziri Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good. Or else, i will FORCE you!!!
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chocomei Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You choose who you want to be.
-Yourself? Yourself who will always stay that way?
OR
-A popular guy who is surrounded by friends, but wants to draw, too? But can't, in order to be popular?

Shouldn't people like you for who you are? That's the only way to get popular. And is giving up, or hiding art more important than being popular in a school for only 4 years out of about 90 years of your life?

That's all I can help from here. You answer those questions to yourself and see what you get as a result.
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:iconbloodify:
bloodify Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha, I've decided to be myself ^^ Plus I found some good friends to support me. :la:
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:iconchocomei:
chocomei Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good, that's exactly what you should do. u.u
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Yangyexin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012   Digital Artist
If you love drawing, and practice everyday, then nothing and no one can stop you. CB Never let go of that dream if it's the one you want.
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bloodify Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Alright ^^
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BigEvilWolf Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
super dumb question, but i will givemy answer:
you choose what is more importent to you- drawing, or popularity in school that you will end in ~4 years.
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:iconbloodify:
bloodify Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Drawing! And sorry for the late reply :)
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Thordis-System Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't friggin hide it, ignore the idiots.
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:iconbloodify:
bloodify Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I won't ^^
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ZeroElements Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unfortunately in America we have a lack of respect for the arts. Always a sign of a declining society and a hollow culture.
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:iconbloodify:
bloodify Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah D:
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Noiritus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   Photographer
What I really think you should do is: stop caring what other thinks. I believe that art is an important part of the world. There more guys out there that draw and if you keep on drawing, you'll only get better.
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:iconbloodify:
bloodify Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you :la:
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:iconbellaandedawrdforeva:
f*** what te other people say. Be proud that you are talented. Don't give up because you think drawing dosen't make you cool. I can think of a ton of things that make you cool because you can draw. You are taleted. Remember that dude. If you really want to be tough and crap like the other guys then spend part time doing whatever it is you wanna do to be cool, and the other half of the time doing what you were given a talent for. I mean all I do is read and everyone says the same thing, all I do is say I'm proud I can read faster than any1 else and keep my talent. I think you should draw even more to show that special talent. Most of the peole wish they could draw and you have the talent for it, so don't give up. I hope I help you. Good luck ;)
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:iconbellaandedawrdforeva:
f*** what te other people say. Be proud that you are talented. Don't give up because you think drawing dosen't make you cool. I can think of a ton of things that make you cool because you can draw. You are taleted. Remember that dude. If you really want to be tough and crap like the other guys then spend part time doing whatever it is you wanna do to be cool, and the other half of the time doing what you were given a talent for. I mean all I do is read and everyone says the same thing, all I do is say I'm proud I can read faster than any1 else and keep my talent. I think you should draw even more to show that special talent. Most of the peole wish they could draw and you have the talent for it, so don't give up. I hope I help you. Good luck ;)
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:iconbloodify:
bloodify Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, you did help! :la:
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:iconbellaandedawrdforeva:
Your welcome.
If you ever need anything else please let me know
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DeathlyInnocent Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Never ever give it up. Drawing saved my life.
If you like it, hell with everyone else, this may sound cliche but be yourself and nobody else.
I'm like short and I probably weigh 150 pounds, I'm not athletic at all and hey, all I do is draw.
I could give a shit less what people say about me. Their loss, not mine.
Promise you, even though every one says it, those are words of wisdom.
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:iconbloodify:
bloodify Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I'll keep that in mind ^^
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