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March 1, 2012


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Should I give up?

bloodify Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist 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.
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
LOBIKA Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DSteffi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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.


All the effort is pointless if you don't believe in yourself.
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
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:
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.
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.
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
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
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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