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Is it dangerous to become obsessed with someone's work?

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EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I think it is. I've done it before and it totally changes my art style. I can't stop thinking the work i'm obsessed with and it blocks my creativity. Hard to explain but i think some of you might understand.

Now i try and avoid it because if i like something, it blocks my creativity and i end up drawing like the person i really like, and i want my work to be original.

Anyone else had this problem? It's frustrating, i just want to enjoy art.
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DarkShadow7777 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... I don't know it it count as obssesion, but once I used to draw some stuff in DBZ style... but then I decided to change and try to do something "mine"...

See ya!! :D
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:iconbri-dude:
Bri-Dude Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, in general I think its a bad idea to OBSESS over anything. But being influenced by another person's style isn't a problem at all, its all just development and evolution as you move along and slowly figure out what you're all about and finally end up with a style that's all you. My own artistic development has, over the years, swung towards the directions of various other people's styles. And I'm sure I'm far from finished changing and evolving.
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Civyx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Doesnt really bother me. I rarely get obsessed with someone else's work anymore.
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:iconbadgercheese1994:
Badgercheese1994 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
As long as you don't become like Kathy Bates in 'Misery,' you're fine.
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DJ0Hybrid Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
In writing, this is called "you have no developed inner voice to begin with, fix it." Obsessing over a certain style of artwork and being affected by it just shows a problem that was already there.
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metalhartrockandroll Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Like if no fun if you can't find anything worth obsessing over. Go ahead and obsess.
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:iconlovelytitania:
LovelyTitania Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist
It's bad, stahp it... ._. Joke! I never got in that situation, to be honest, but I sometimes expect too much from myself (gee, as if I, myself, didn't know my numerous limitations... =_=), I think that's a little like what I understood happens to you. Try relaxing and drawing BS, nobody expects anything from you, and you shouldn't, either.

Tell me if I didn't get your point (I'm afraid I didn't...).

LOVE <3
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Bit patronising but thank you.
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:iconlovelytitania:
LovelyTitania Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Oops... sorry. :/
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:iconco-phantom:
Co-Phantom Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe you're just easily influenced by others works? Maybe too easily. :I
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I am yes,
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:iconterminallybored:
terminallybored Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the only thing you seem to be obsessed with is making new deviantart accounts
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
What.
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:iconterminallybored:
terminallybored Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't 'what' me. >:I
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Made no sense. Come back to me when it makes sense.
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:iconterminallybored:
terminallybored Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'll come back to you whenever i want to come back to you.
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Calm down please. You will be banned from Deviantart.
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:iconterminallybored:
terminallybored Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Go eat a nob at night.
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Ok Karl.
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:iconnosugarjustanger:
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
It is dangerous to be obsessive of anything. 

Get a shrink. :P
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
You're obviously not a true artist like me then. You don't connect.
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:iconnosugarjustanger:
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I never said I was an artist. And you're not too. :P
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
AHAHAHA
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:iconnosugarjustanger:
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
HAHAHAHHA.


No. :<
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:iconstripedpower:
StripedPower Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013   Digital Artist
:slow: Why would anyone get obsessed with someone else's artwork?
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Because i love art more than life.
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:iconstripedpower:
StripedPower Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Digital Artist
I don't think that's a good thing.
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:iconnosugarjustanger:
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
HAH. Why won't you prove it by killing yourself? Geez, what a huge statement :roll:
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I would. Art is more important than Humans.
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:iconnosugarjustanger:
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I bet.
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Because it's good and i like to sniff it?
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Agent-Sarah Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not like you're filming the artwork taking a shower and getting slapped with a restraining order.
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
HAHA THATS VERY TRUE SARAH. YOU'RE BRILLIANT.
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:iconagent-sarah:
Agent-Sarah Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't tell if that was sarcastic or not with the caps...:o
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:iconkankitsuru:
kankitsuru Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ive done it before.. it wasn't pretty, but it made me the artist who i am today...
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Suppose it could have that impact too.

It's an interesting subject.
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:iconkankitsuru:
kankitsuru Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very. whats your take exactly?
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TheFoxxeh Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I'm not sure that qualifies as 'dangerous' exactly. More like some one is lobbing plot bunnies and you pick them up and run. Best to just get it out of your system. I eventually work my way back to my style with a few new techniques.
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
It's dangerous if you love art.
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:iconthefoxxeh:
TheFoxxeh Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I think the saying goes "mimicry is the sincerest form of flattery". What we see and what we like influences us. Not just as artists, but as people. Just the way it is.
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
I like that. Thanks buddy.
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:iconkrissygalaxis:
krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm obsessed with burritos.
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Is that a car.
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:iconkrissygalaxis:
krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT BURRITO IS!

WHAT KIND OF LIE ARE YOU LIVING? :crying:
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:iconedenhearne:
EdenHearne Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Ha don't sell um in the UK. Sound disgusting.
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:iconkrissygalaxis:
krissygalaxis Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL. :stare:
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