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    19 Struggles That'll Make Artists Say, "Ouch, Too Real"

    "I'm very proud of this drawing." *1 min later* "I hate it."

    1. You constantly switch between positive and negative outlooks.

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    2. Here's an example of exactly that:

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    3. You can't draw when people are watching you, yet they insist on watching every pen stroke you make.

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    4. Your perfectionist tendencies force you to spend extra time and care even if you're just drawing a line.

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    5. It doesn't matter if you're in public, you always end up looking like this when you concentrate on a drawing:

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    6. People naturally assume that you're always drawing something #deep.

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    7. And although you hate doing this, sometimes you succumb to drawing the latest memes in your style because it's easy content.

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    8. There are times where you feel intimidated by people who are in more corporate jobs.

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    9. For some reason, people just assume that you'll draw them for free.

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    10. Ideas... well, they come to you when they come to you.

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    11. When you do think of a great idea, it's usually when you're tucked in bed, ready to fall asleep.

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    12. But when you decide to act on those ideas at 3 AM, you end up falling asleep mid drawing so you can't win either way.

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    13. Hands. Do I really need to elaborate?

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    14. The line between drawing for fun and drawing for your livelihood is extremely thin.

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    15. Sometimes people walk in on you drawing something that you can't quite explain even if you wanted to.

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    16. When you draw, you draw it all in one sitting, which leaves you little time for sleep.

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    17. Literally everyone in your life buys you either sketchbooks or other art supplies for Christmas.

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    18. As strong as you are, there are times where you just feel like ditching art forever.

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    19. And finally, this is basically all your art emotions rolled into one picture.

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