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    what the fuck do you do when...

    i want to quit. today i was downtown, and ii left the back door of my car open. someone opened my car door, and stole my work breifcase. the important thing is.........inside the briefcase wqas my artbook.


    someone stole my artbook. Inside that artbook i had pieces that i was SURE to win me a spot into massive black school. i had some work that was SO MUCH on a higher level than what i had scanned in here, that i was SURE it would land me a spot of fame. you cant imagine tha caliber of work in there. and someone stole it.

    i feel like someone stole my entire life.

    i dont want to even draw anymore.

    i swear to god, ive never felt so cold and alone.
    i dont even care that they stole a 150 dollar pair of headphones used at the call center where i work. or that they stole 4 weeks worth of school work(training for the job i do)....i dont even care. what i care about is that someone stole my freakin book, with all my dreams, and hopes, and future works in it.

    seriously . i want to cry. might be a while before i post again.

    what do you do when this happens? how the fuck do you go on?


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    you quit your cryin and remember to take photos of your important work...its called backup...do the same shit with your computer. back it up. those that do not...lose it.

    back to work man....nose down....it happens to everyone. Last time something like that happened to me the guy was actually still in my car when I got out there...laying on top of my wet paintings in the middle of the night. oh well...and such it goes...freaked me out though.

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    I actually had my sketchbook stolen about a month before the Montreal workshop. I took it as a chance to start fresh, really. it does suck, it's like a personal album of your journey as an art student. But in the end there's really nothing you can do.

    And the thing is, if you drew it once, you can draw it again. You've got skill, Marco, you know this. Go back at it balls out, man.

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    Yup, Jason's totally right, I too learned my lesson the hard way. Last quarter I left my sketchbook in the copy machine at school, it wasn't even and hour later when I realized I had left it there. I went back to find it gone and no where in sight, I thought for sure it would turn up somewhere, that a student found it and knowing how bad it would be to lose sketch book would surly turn it in. Nope, some ass hat at my school is probably showing it around like it's his work, and I too had some shit in there that was not easy to replace and there was work in there for a job as well. So like interceptor said, I went out and got my self a brand new shiny bad ass sketch book and started busting out with all my furry, there's something about drawing with vengance, feels good. I remebered some of my favorite pieces that I had done in the previous book and improved on them, and guess what, my work in this book is ten times better than the last, and the same will happen in my next.

    So yeah, be pissed, drink your self stupid and punch your self afew times for not protecting your imprtant work, and never do it again. Or you could give up.

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    Just remember that it wasnt wasted effort. You undoubtedly improved through the work.

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    Its definately a tough thing dude. I feel your pain. But if there's nothing you can do to get it back, I think it's best just to get back to work.
    You know you've the skills man. Keep your chin up.

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    sorry to hear, although... if you could make good work once, you can make it again... and no doubt better than before.

    and yeah, keeping all your eggs in one basket is a good way of losing all dem tasty eggs.

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    Sorry to hear that, but the best thing to do is to dive straight back in, you still have the skill when you made those pictures and thats the most important thing.

    Think about Frank Frazetta after losing the use of his right hand, so like a true champion, he came back and learned how to paint left handed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Manley
    you quit your cryin and remember to take photos of your important work...its called backup...do the same shit with your computer. back it up. those that do not...lose it.

    back to work man....nose down....it happens to everyone. Last time something like that happened to me the guy was actually still in my car when I got out there...laying on top of my wet paintings in the middle of the night. oh well...and such it goes...freaked me out though.

    yes but......i had JUST DONE whis work, over the course of the last four days. and u guys dont understand...i was doing these pieces SPECIFICALLY for my application to massive black school....(sorry to keep mentioning that, but im just tryin to let u know how i feel), and these pieces were SERIOUSLY, SERIOUSLY something ELSE!!!! seriously!! in fact the ONLY reason i went downtown was because i was so excited at the piece i had just done and finished today that i had decided to go downtown, and treat myself to a drink. ONE drink.

    i know i have to get back into the books. and i know i have to just suck it up and go back after it. but. it still hurts. a lot man. it still hurts . and in no way am i trying to sound like a pussy. but damn, when you FINALLY got something that "clicks" and your happy about it, and just that fast, someone steals it....within the same DAY, i swear to god it can make yu feel like you wana jump of a building.

    i guess tomorrow morning ill have to go and buy another moleskine.....and just, well...get back after it

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    Marco ! This could be a blessing in disguise. Your recent work that I've seen has been much better than before. The portfolio that you were gonna send CAN be much better now than the one you where going to show.

    If you want Massive Black to know how serious you want to get in their school, then get cracking on some stuff ASAP. You never know....they could turn out to be your best stuff yet!

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    sorry. i know ill get back after it. i just feel , well, .

    a little down , i guess. thank you for your support tho guys.

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    chin up, man. i can't even begin to think how you must feel about this.. to think that just leaving the back door of your car open could affect the course of your life and, well..

    if you really want to impress mb and earn your place in that school.. show them you'll keep working your fingers to the bone no matter what happens.. etc.. understand that mb cant just take your word for it that you had stuff that was sure to win you a place.. now you have to work harder than ever..

    go get 'em, tiger
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    that sounds like a good idea. thanx tie, and everyone else. your all right. no more weeping. im comin back even harder. damn, i wish you guys coulda seeen that fully rendered piece i did of psylocke (from x-men) tho. it was PERFECT. and i know i cant re-do it again just like it was. but maybe i can make it better.

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