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    Do you like your art?

    Just thought it would be interesting to see how people feel about their own artwork...

    Do you like your own artwork? When you finish a drawing/painting/sculpture/etc. do you think to yourself "wow, that sure looks good!" or is it more often "Yikes, that sure looks like crap!"

    Just curious...
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    I think all of my drawings look like crap and it really pisses my dad off...
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    I have severe arthritis, so drawing is incredibly painful for me.

    I love them in my head, but I just cannot put them to paper. I should add on an art major, just so I am forced to overcome this hurdle.
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    I hate them all. I can always spot something I would have changed, even when viewing pieces years later. I'm just too damn lazy to get back in there and fix something once I've already put it down.
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    When I paint at work I usually like the image that I've painted for a while- then I'll think what I could have done better and can't wait to start on the next one. So yeah I guess I like what I've done but for a real short while.

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    ditto what Anthriel said - often with my pencils it's only a matter of a day or two before I completely dislike it.
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    I kinda hate my stuff most of the time since it frustrates me it never comes out like I want it to. However, sometimes I look back on stuff I made a long time ago and go "damn! I could never do that now" (which is untrue of course, but still)
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    On the whole, I like more of my stuff than I hate...

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    It depends on what you define "like" as. There is a difference between being happy and being content.

    So I'd say, overall you should like your work, even if you screw up (because that is a result, and knowing your problems is a reason to be happy, because you know what to fix), and be proud of it. Otherwise why bother making it? But with that said, by no means you should be content with where you are and what you do, because there is always always something to improve.

    Well that's what I think anyway. I tend to come off negative about my work, though I think below I'm happy and like it, since it's all part of our journey in art to suck less each day.

    (sorry I kinda went off topic here XD haha)
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    it really depends on the drawing and my mood...

    If the lines just flow , the idea is good and i am in a good and UNFORCED mood , I tend to really like my art to the beginn with. I still see the mishaps in it but i like the process so much that it affects the result.

    If it is all the contrary i tend to really hate my art.

    Most of the time it is a mixture of both extremes...
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    If I was my 12 year old self again, I would be amazed!

    But generally, yes, I am never satisfied with my art.

    There's about three seconds after finishing a good part on a painting, where I feel it, but then it's back to dissatisfaction. This is part of the survival instinct of an artist, and nothing abnormal.
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    I generally call a piece of art finished when I can't stand to look at it any more. Once in a very great while, I produce something that surprises me, but that's rare and seemingly random. Then, of course, when I get all excited and want to show it to my friends, they don't see a difference from the normal crap I produce. Oh well, back to arting.
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    More often than not I make things that I know can be improved upon, sometimes I flaat out hate them, but sometimes I make things that I'm genuinely proud of.

    So mostly hate, sometimes like.
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