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I'm in only one fandom and I don't receive a lot of likes or exposure as a result. However, someone told me that the work I create gives them a sense of purpose and direction, and I spend a lot of time going through our chat for that one sentence whenever I feel down. They're the reason I'm not alone in the fandom, they're also one of the only friends I chat with on the platform. You out there, you're the reason I'm still focused on improving and not likes. Thank you for telling me how you feel from my work because I get so happy when I see them, I can't talk to people that much so it's comforting that we both reached out to each other :)Rock on!
Sinbad
Artist
Although you don't need a degree to have a career in art, I say go to art school if you have the chance. The tuition/education loans will remind you not to sell yourself short and to charge more lol /hj
Broke Art Student
Artist
$100-$300 logos are already considered extremely cheap yet in Malaysia there are 10 RINGGIT logos?? You're telling me your BRAND IMAGE costs less than a starbucks drink?? No wonder there's the starving artist stereotype.
Starbucks employee
Artist
I've always worried that if I tie my art form to my income, it would destroy my passion for it. I think it's a natural feeling!Since I made it my profession, I'm lucky that my passion is stronger than ever!
Luke
Artist
people are weird, some who support (many) others' works are seen to have hidden motives. Some who share what/whose art they genuinely like are called biased. How can we grow like this Malaysia? Support as many artists, whoever you like and if you feel disturbed then turn off their retweets or whatever. Stop being so bitter, drink more water
you see...
Artist
I have pretty niche art tastes and express it in my own art as well. I feel the art I've created are good and skilled, but they don't get a lot of traction, whether due to sucky algorithms or they just aren't people's thing. Then I see other art (which tbh look less well-executed) getting more attention, I can't help but feel, "It's nice to have an audience eh."
A
Artist
2020 was the worst year for me, its the year i stop and lost my passion to draw. it's also the year when i get my second worst depression. i still trying to find my passion back but i cant seem to find it.this is not related to art but guys please take care of your mental health. i let my negative energy ruined my journey. i hope you find time to love yourself kay.
sadboi
Artist
I don't have enough energy to keep up with the industry and I don't know how I'm going to survive long term.
A
Artist
i’ve worked so hard on my latest designs. tried to me them cute, beautiful, eye-catching. but somehow, they’re barely getting attention. i can’t help but wonder what am i doing wrong? i know, i know i shouldn’t compare myself to other artists but guess what? i end up doing it. i feel disappointed eventhough i shouldn’t. it’s funny because some people consider me as quite an artist inspiration too but here i am, feeling low. i truly am grateful for everything but i just... can’t help but feel quite sad when my hardwork isn’t getting recognition :(
just me :)
Artist
do we have to support everyone's art in order to gain more popularity in a way? like if you give an artist a shout out, they will rt/qt/repost your feedback, and people will get curious and some will go to your profile. sometimes it feels like bootlicking to me idk
meowwwwwwww
Artist
I pretend to understand art in galleries, just to seem “cultured” But I honestly feel like some art is just a form of nonsensical rambling.
Idkman
Artist
It is so hard to close the gap between me and those who are more skilled and passionate in UX design field (especially those who are younger than me and already earned senior position). Sometimes I feel like a fraud hmm
- i -
Artist
What makes an artist an artist? I'm not traditionally an "artist" but I've declared myself one :) I've come to see it meaning someone who creates "beautiful" things, whatever "beautiful" means to them.
we can all be artists
Artist
To whoever that's reading this, don't let followers and unfollowers question your self worth. Please don't, it doesn't mean that your art isn't good enough. Yes it goddamn hurts but just keep focusing on the joy of creating art for someone that needs to see it <3 you got this!
Num of followers doesn't equal to success
Artist
Sometimes I wonder if I'm working too slow compared to other artists. I can't even juggle between a few social media platforms let alone working on new art. My overthinking, anxiety and perfectionism is holding me back so much.. I felt like I've let my followers and new opportunities down. Welp
Bubbletea
Artist
I do digital art (of OC and fanart) and I always wonder if it measures up to artists who do oil painting, still life, or landscape art and if there are people who want to buy my kind of art
ikanbilis
Artist
I feel like quitting drawing all the time. But then, it's the only thing I'm good at... Without art, I'm not really good at anything.
Hello
Artist
to be completely honest, i respect those who can do digital art. i never found myself able to do art digitally and i find that digital art has more reach and potential compared to traditional, not to mention how accessible you are making your art seen to people.
kodzuken
Artist
I really really enjoy creating. But between having to keep up with social media otherwise my artworks would just get drowned, rejection after rejection for internship placement and going through a recent heartbreak took a huge toll on my mental health. Now everytime I want to pick up the brush again it just kept reminding me how im never going to be good enough :(
anon
Artist
I feel like there's a sea of people who judge their own art critically and enforce high boundaries whereas I'm the only one I know that doesn't seek feedback or criticism unless I ask for it, and I'm very much on the fence of wondering if this is contributing to my inability to "relate" or "network" because I don't compare my own art to others...
a wondering one
Artist
I hate Hate seeing other people say they hate their art, their art is cursed, they're spreading shame and then upload their art with people underneath praising it, like when did everyone start competing to be masterpieces? What of the people who are only learning to draw and then they see those captions? It's so prevalent to the point that it doesn't make me feel sad or supportive anymore, I'm just jaded.
jasper
Artist
im afraid being an artist isn't worth it for me in the end and no matter how much energy i put into it i will never feel the security with this path im heading as an artist. i hope i am wrong though.
mrawr
Artist
Artists these days only “network”. They say it’s for collaboration sake but no one tries to get to know each other as friends anymore or bother to make meaningful connections.
Hehe
Artist
I’m actually ok with people stealing my work. Nothing is original idc everything can burn
U____U
Artist
I dont understand NFT & seeing everyone is participating makes me anxious about myself being not up to date. I just wonder what if NFT art is becoming the best place to sell art & i’m here doodling minding my own business lol
Kokobs
Artist
Why are there so many rich kids trying to say nothing in Malaysian contemporary art scene
Poopy
Artist
Artists who make politics the personality of their art practice but fall prey to pandering to collectors are the worst type of artists
Bob
Artist
If I see another malaysian contemporary artist doing a piece of conceptual art on gentrification of KL again I will SCREAM
Pishang
Artist
What if I tell you m****** is a nepo baby?
Gossip girl
Artist
I haven't created anything in so long... I feel like I don't deserve to be called an artist anymore. I have a day job, but every day I feel like I'm being pulled further away from arts. I prioritize being able to survive financially, but is it worth it...? I don't know.
Tiny
Artist
When you have multiple platforms because each platform has strengths that others don't, and always getting confused as to where to send most of your followers to
Henlo
Artist
I used to make fanarts of vtubers. One short meme animation caught on and went pretty viral. I was happy at first seeing the numbers, its just human nature. But as time goes by and it keeps getting reposted over and over again as a meme, I gradually felt underappreciated. My signature was there, but virtually nobody would know me because it became just a meme. Even though I spent hours hand drawing and animating it. I find myself avoiding the community in its entirety whenever I can nowadays. Maybe its out of spite? I can't tell.I want to say I've moved on, but its not easy. Cheers to improving ourselves.
ka
Artist
sometimes i want to see my art from the perpectives of other people. is it good? is it bad? anything that feels out of place? im tired of hating every art i produce & i wish i could view my art the same way other people view it
soyahorlicks
Artist
Every time I said to people I do art and graphic work, but little that they know I just only got 5% of the knowledge of it, and my skills in drawing is terrible, I'm clumsy and I didn't know how to manage things, and stuff, but somehow I did.
Emeir
Artist
When you absolutely fear stepping on fandom toes but also know that your love for the fandom is fueled by chatting with fans but you've only been doing that with personal accounts and your art account is free of it and you're wondering how to get support with that social anxiety if anything happens to you or your work :\Still stuck in that limbo btw
smol
Artist