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    What are your biggest fears and regrets

    Have you ever feared that you might have picked a wrong career when you first started as a artist or think you was never going to improve or better yourself and your skills? Or do you have any regret you made both in art and life? How have you dealt with these situations how have you endure these obstacles? Share your stories you'll never know what will come out of it or what kind of inspiration and advice you can get out of it

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    I find better chemistry helps in most situations.

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    Sometimes living in a great supportive community can help you boost your confidence I think

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    Two regrets. That I decided what I wanted to do with my life five years ago and that I had found this amazing community five years ago. But hey, can't cry over spilt milk.

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    Women. They always seem to be involved with me feeling scared and/or/then feeling regret.

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    M-min agreed

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    Regrets.
    That I looked into a beautiful woman's eyes during my army time.
    That I tried to be 'normal'
    That I thought I had no future with art.
    That I did not wait to find game design studies.
    That I did not find a book by Andrew Loomis earlier in my life.
    That I read a Christopher Hart Book
    That I spent too much time regretting things.
    That I bothered to write this instead of doing something productive.

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    I regret oversleeping.

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    ^I don't. Quite the opposite.

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    I regret going to university for something I don't care about at all when I couldn't afford art school.

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    My biggest regret is putting my self down enough to stop drawing when I should have pushed myself to learn to draw better.

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    "I will live to be 42. Oh, only 42 ?!? I won't even live to see my children die."

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    Having so much apathy towards my life's future back when I was 17-20ish.

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    that i started drawing at all.
    i put a lot into art, both effort wise and financially and im no closer to achieving my goals than when i was 4 and began dreaming them up.

    its realistically looking like its not going to happen, and i regret making that decision.

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    My biggest regret is probably any occasion where I've responded to legitimate criticisms of my behavior like a jackass. I'm actually ashamed of it, and I want to put it way in my past.

    I am a totally flawed person and I am NOT always right.

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    crossmirage: haha!!

    - That I believed the crap that drawing/art skill is something you are born with and you either have it or don't.

    - And that I hadn't started reading philosophy and critical thinking when I was much younger.

    - Not asking that girl out

    - Not asking that other girl out

    - Not asking all those other girls out

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    crossmirage agreed the biggest mistake I made in my life spending $300
    on how to draw manga books thinking it was very professional I was dead wrong.

    Pete Hidalgo Wish you luck that it dont happen again that is one of the biggest flaws of being a artist overthinking and trying to make everything perfect

    Whirly Damn man hope you ask girl no. 5 out this time lol

    I also regret not saving money, spending supplies because I thought it would make my art improve significantly,and not being more determined and ambitious in the past now I got a slow start at life but hey I'm still young so its not too late

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    Not getting serious about my art sooner because time is short and my sight isn't getting any better.

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    giant spider-rat demons.

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    I regret few things .
    1) That I've chosen the medical career. By the time I've become MD I was so poisoned by it's countless horrors,that i have became an emotional wreck, a pathetic morbid loner without any emotions, only pain. It took me years just to begin to live again.
    2) That i didn't paid attention to the insane, but beautiful and graceful psychiatrix, that loved me. I chose to stay faithful to my then GF, that had not even a slightest sympathy for me and eventually left me, worsening my already bad condition. I don't think, that the only woman, that has truly loved me, will ever forgive me that crudeness. When you may choose out of two relationships with women , choose one with the prettier or smarter girl. Even if it will end eventually, your self esteem will rise anyway.
    3) That i didn't started to draw when i was 15 years old. It is really harder to start something when you're 23.
    4) That i've regretted too much and done too little.
    5) That i've allowed myself to become obese. Now i have to fight for my survival and drop pounds of my worthless fat.
    6) That for many years i failed to see the true way to success. Not whining and pride , but modesty and hard working.

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    Art regrets:
    - Going trough that arrogant "I'm the best artist ever"/"Shut up, its my style" phase.
    - Starting out with manga when I got serious about anatomy.
    - Accepting a certain job for a speed addicted militant nazi satanist who most likely couldn't pay anyway.
    - Not working on it right now.

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    I regret that I haven't gotten around to doing a workshop/seminar type course with one of the heavier hitters teaching the "modified Reilly method" of figure drawing.

    (I think I'm at a point where I could really benefit from this).

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    I regret stopping when I was in Junior high, but ah well.
    Also regret not going to LaGaurdia Arts.

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    udonhead: It so is not going to happen again. Not unless I am Dead for sure.

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    Not asking that girl out who started sitting next to me on the bus suddenly when she had friends at the front of the bus. Not asking that girl out who always came over to me when I was drawing everyday. Not asking that girl out at the party who liked Ninja Turtles while I was wearing a Ninja Turtles snuggy new years. Or that other gi.... you get the idea. Lord I was naive to the opposite sex growing up. (Implying I'm still not)



    Art related regrets: None. I lived I learned. I've gotten much better over time. Hopefully will get better still.

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    Probably not learning perspective when I was younger (before 20 to be exact)
    Now it seems any theory or concept regarding perspective is just 'magically' deflected by my brain.

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    My biggest fear is going blind, biggest regret is that it took almost losing my eyesight to return to art. Another regret is that I always thought I hated painting so never really tried it till I was 37.

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    -Biggest for me would be the fear of cancer recurrence or some other unfortunate event ...was diagnosed on the day of my 21st birthday. However I felt as though the fear of being diagnosed with disease has motivated me more. It may not be the most healthiest thing drawing 8-12 hours daily while managing work and other things, but I always feel as though I have to do something to keep my mind occupied from the thoughts of death-which I frequently have and has lead me to becoming an insomniac...wish I started seriously earlier instead of 19/20ish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Hidalgo View Post
    udonhead: It so is not going to happen again. Not unless I am Dead for sure.
    LOL indeed

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