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Artists = Crazy?

:iconkmnfive:
kmnfive Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Do you agree?
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:iconpatrickmarko:
PatrickMarko Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student Interface Designer
We are all Insane in our own way! :)
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:iconpyxelle-art:
Pyxelle-art Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Art is my anti-drug, but the drug is prozac.

j/k. Artists seem to be a normal enough bunch, although if it seems more of them have mental issues it could be they're just more open about it (since creating and sharing art, I think, does tend to necessitate an open-ness). Although creativity leading toward artistry could be a chemical thing that affects other processes as well.
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:iconwiffleball:
WiffleBall Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm the only one who's not crazy.
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:iconmr-bananasham:
Mr-bananasham Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
agree on what? who are you? why are you in my house? what happened to my pants?!?! oh, oh wait this isn't my house.
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:iconkmnfive:
kmnfive Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
!hahahha wow :la:

that was a bit too graphic.

sorry about eating all your cheese though it was yummy rofl
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:iconmr-bananasham:
Mr-bananasham Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Cheese? Cheesus Christ!!!!
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:iconjackgraham:
JackGraham Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think everyone is crazy, always, every day, forever
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Once I read an article stating that Sigmund Freud and other psychologists believed that the artists' inspiration came from childhood trauma and unsolved psychological conflits... And he saw artists as fundamentally special... :iconicameplz:



Now I gotta go, I have to cut off my nose to draw a self portrait :p
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:iconroguishbard:
RoguishBard Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nobody is normal. Everybody is weird. It's simply a matter of degree and perspective.
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:iconamanda-graham:
Amanda-Graham Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Writer
completely
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:iconkmnfive:
kmnfive Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
yes haha
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:icondfx4509b:
DFX4509B Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, if splattering cheapo Crayola watercolors on drawing paper counts, then yeah, I'm crazy. :lmao: Otherwise, artists can be perfectly normal people. Somewhat childish, but normal.
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Well, it depends on the person. I wouldn't call it crazy, I would call it creative! :la:
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Geniality is often confused with insanity :omg:
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:iconametystical:
Ametystical Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontrueplz:

That's a true statement xD
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:iconunknownsingularity:
UnknownSingularity Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know :bow:
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:icondariadzyuba:
DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No. We are quite normal. :iconyougotmeplz:
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:iconkao-kan:
Kao-Kan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
All artists, such as myself, have completely split their loop. Why paint a chair when you can sit on a real one?
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:iconjericawinters:
JericaWinters Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
The percentage of mentally ill people is probably about the same for all the careers out there but this is just my guess; I don't have any statistics.
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:icon0rg:
0rg Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
glad to know my surgeon is as competent as that janitor I always see mumbling to himself angrily, very reassuring
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:iconjericawinters:
JericaWinters Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Many mentally ill people are "high functioning." No need to panic.
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:iconkmnfive:
kmnfive Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
so mental illness is common across the board of all mainstream professions?
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:iconjericawinters:
JericaWinters Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
It's just a guess...maybe I should google it and see what stats comes up. There are probably careers that have higher percentages of certain illness, higher than art. I would say the police and military are hard hit by health issues like depression and post-traumatic stress syndrome.
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:iconshininginthedarkness:
I'd say they're more likely to have a highly evolved case of special snowflake syndrome...
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:iconbrennanba:
BrennanBA Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mozart wanted to hump his mother and had an obsession with farts. Van Gogh cut off his own ear and sent it to a woman he loved. Caravaggio mistakenly murdered someone when trying to castrate him.

Does this answer your question?
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:iconkmnfive:
kmnfive Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
ROFL. have you seen the film amadeus?
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:iconbrennanba:
BrennanBA Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, and several articles on Mozart.
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I think artists are normal. It's those so-called normal people that are crazy.
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:iconartificialphantom:
ARTificialphanTOM Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The whole world is crazy, so yes.
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:iconkamal-q:
Kamal-Q Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
da Vinci was a genius, and he had an awesome beard
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:iconbenjamin-biddix:
Benjamin-Biddix Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope, I am perfectly normal.
Vincent Van Gogh however....crazy little ginger he was. :nod:
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SaiyanGirl-KT Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
i can only speak about myself ... so yes i am crazy
it doesn't really have to do with being an artist , it's just more fun being weird ... life is too boring to be normal
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:icontherafalee:
TheRafaLee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Mustly in the mornings, sometimes at night, but never on the evenings!
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:iconknow-im-a-dreamer:
know-im-a-dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
They are just different from all the others..and being different cannot be described in a bad way.
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:iconsiantjudas:
siantjudas Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012   Digital Artist
No, as a whole. There is a subset of artist that is crazy.
However, they all are completely egocentric.
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:icontheartofcbyoung:
TheArtOfCBYoung Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Disagree. I think it is a detrimental stereotype.
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:iconsapphire-ashesx:
Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Some but not all.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The insane have no poetry.
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:iconvanhir:
Vanhir Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not really.
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:iconchi77y:
Chi77y Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
every one is artist. every one is crazy. your argument is invalid.
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes and no.
Some are. And I like to make use of this stereotype to act like I want to. I'm considered an artist by people, so I'm considered weird anyway. Why not use that freedom to do as I like? XD
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:iconpsychogizmo:
psychogizmo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have to be to live the life we choose... hahaha.
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:iconneiot:
Neiot Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Crazy in their own little ways.
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:iconvelvetfish:
VelvetFish Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
yeah, kinda.

the one's i've met, definitely.
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:iconflatlandian:
flatlandian Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
well, i don't think there is one crazy person that has ever lived . This world we liv in seems to think crazy as not thinking like the rest of the people . and since all artist do is try to be creative (think outside the box) i bet a lot of them come off exceedingly nutz , hell i spend too much time in my head and some of the stuff i come up with i my self think its crazy . but we all forget that we are nothing without imagination , and that what we call crazy is what we would have thought of most technology before it was created, same goes for architects , poets , whatever you can think about . largest strides ever made in those fields would have appeared crazy before they were proven . hate to bring this guys up, but we all know about Galileo , Columbus, Edgar Allan Poe all these people were "crazy" to people in there time , but now we think they were genius .

and lets not forget that crazy sells pills , so it will never end
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:iconkmnfive:
kmnfive Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
lol
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:iconfuyuko7:
Fuyuko7 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's called being creative :D
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:iconrayum:
Rayum Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
No.
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:iconpakaku:
Pakaku Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
You haven't explained what crazy means
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Do you know where your own arse is?
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