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    I've thought about this before, but in more of the context of being stranded on a island somewhere instead of being the last human on Earth. Either way though, it's down to whether you would draw without anyone to see your drawings. Of course. For me, I see art as more than a career, or a hobby, I see it as a quest, something that will take my entire life to get good at. And that's my main reason as to why I enjoy it so much; that no matter what else happens in my life, I will continue to create art, and I'll get better and better at doing it.

    I don't think it's about what the finished result looks like or what people will think of it, because ultimately it's just another rung in the ladder, helping you to get better. On the island scenario, I would be perfectly content to draw in the sand with a stick. Yes, it'd be gone when the tide comes in, and yes, no-one will ever see it, but who cares? I would see it, and learn from it, and the next day I would get to create something new, and something better.

    While I post my work here and elsewhere regularly, and at the moment daily, with everything from doodles to finished pieces, I still find time to do my own little doodles and sketches, drawings that I'll never show to anyone, because they give me some freedom to do what I want, away from all the pressure of trying to make it good enough to post. And ultimately, these are the drawings I enjoy most, and a lot of the time end up being some of my best work, and so eventually get posted. So yes, I would continue to create if I was the last man on Earth, and if anything I would create more, and on a larger scale. Carve statues out of the mountains, paint on the side of skyscrapers. Because it's more than needing to get a pat on the back from other artists, or to get good enough for your next piece, it's about the urge to create, and to shape the world around you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misplacedhippos View Post
    If all the other humans died, would you still draw?
    Yes.

    Is the social factor of creating artwork a necessary part of that expression for you?
    No.

    Sex? Thats a different animal.

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    On one hand, I think I would be more likely to draw if there were no other people. The idea of drawing and having my work, thoughts and mistakes potentially be viewed by others is really terrifying. Even though I enjoy drawing, all of these other factors weigh on me to the point where I can spend an entire day or week completely comatose, because I'm too anxious about making mistakes. Yeah, I have issues.

    On the other hand, it's even more likely that rather than draw, I'd commit suicide due to the madness brought on by prolonged social isolation. There have been studies done on the effects of it, and it's really no joke.

    But if someone would come up to me and tell me that no one will ever be able to see any of my art under any circumstances, I think I would enjoy it more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candra H View Post
    Sex? Thats a different animal.

    It would have to be.
    The truth will set you free,
    but first it's gonna piss you off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooly ESS View Post
    It would have to be.
    "If all the other humans died, would you still draw?"

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    Ever since I read "How to Be Good Enough At Art to Get Laid" and started learning I have thought about this problem! And if I was the last person, yeah, Nooooo way I would draw, anything.

    I would probably take up music, you know, calms the wild life.

    ...anyway...

    Yeah, we all know those kids who pull out their sketchbooks for quick compliments from people who have no idea what they are really looking at.

    I don't worry about them and I just try to keep going. Eventually, people do get tiered of them and their crap and they ignore them.

    Besides, I'm sure that a lot more people who are way more dedicated to this than I am already live like they are the last person on the planet...so..there is that.

    “If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not you’ll find an excuse.”

    Don't make the things that aren't important out to be important to you and all is fine.

    To be honest, for me it isn't all that important. I like getting better at my 2d art, but that it the most pleasure I get out of it.
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    Man if I were the last person on Earth I would HAVE to draw. I mean, once all the survival stuff was taken care of. Doing something creative would be the only way to keep sane. And possibly tracking down a parrot and teaching it to converse.

    It would probably be a lot easier to draw freely. I wouldn't have that nagging voice in the back of my head saying, "If this isn't good enough to make money, you fail as an adult." XD

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    Man if I were the last person on Earth I would HAVE to draw. I mean, once all the survival stuff was taken care of. Doing something creative would be the only way to keep sane. And possibly tracking down a parrot and teaching it to converse.

    It would probably be a lot easier to draw freely. I wouldn't have that nagging voice in the back of my head saying, "If this isn't good enough to make money, you fail as an adult." XD

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    would there be zombies involved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooly ESS View Post
    It would have to be.
    Absolutely.

    In that instance I'd probably give my kingdom for a horse.

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    It is funny in relation to my quote, but I have to draw to get out what is in my head, if noone was around, it would be like laughing alone. I doubt I would make a study of it, I might draw, to Jornalize or record thoughts, for later, but as long as the quality worked to convey my message to myself, that would be all that was important.
    the secound part, I play guitar because I like music, I would probably work on that more, because as it is my music is not that great, but I do it alone and never plane on being good enough for others, LOL. I like music. I draw because I have to convey my thoughts, without anyone else around I doubt I would get it out of my head, because I can see it more clearly there, and since putting it down for me is so others can see whats in there, it would seam pointless... except to remeber things, like dont eat these berries they will keep you up all night.
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    I think a more reasonable question would be 'would you still draw if you had a billion dollars'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
    I think a more reasonable question would be 'would you still draw if you had a billion dollars'?
    It's all I would do. In my mansion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
    I think a more reasonable question would be 'would you still draw if you had a billion dollars'?

    Naw that one is easy. People don't start drawing because they're making it their career and most people it's their hobby.

    If I had no money worries (which I almost did at once point but sadly had some bad luck and it didn't pan out) I'd draw more than ever. I'd draw my own stuff and fill a big room with all my shit. I'd publish my own comic. All sorts of fun stuff.

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