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Proof That You Should Never Give Up On Your Dreams (Featuring Deathwing)

We all get a little bit disheartened sometimes, but it's nice to see examples where people persevere - especially when they produce something great. You know, like a big sculpture of a dragon.

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#StorytimeWithVae - Before #D3, before #SC2 & before #Cataclysm, I started work on a fan art sculpture of Deathwing in my spare time. (1/13)

Vaeflare@Vaeflare

#StorytimeWithVae - Before #D3, before #SC2 & before #Cataclysm, I started work on a fan art sculpture of Deathwing in my spare time. (1/13)

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Vaeflare is a Community Manager for World of Warcraft's US forums, and is also quite interested in art.

It was soothing & fun to work on art during my lunch breaks, & a challenge to try to sculpt a character that was only yet a concept. (2/13)

Vaeflare@Vaeflare

It was soothing & fun to work on art during my lunch breaks, & a challenge to try to sculpt a character that was only yet a concept. (2/13)

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I hadn’t really ever done much sculpture, but I was excited at the prospect of trying to do justice to such a great character design! (3/13)

Vaeflare@Vaeflare

I hadn’t really ever done much sculpture, but I was excited at the prospect of trying to do justice to such a great character design! (3/13)

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It's never nice to hear that something you're passionate about doing isn't worth it - especially from someone whose opinion you hold in high regard.

Soon after I started, however, someone whose opinion I valued suggested that perhaps I should reconsider working on it at my desk. (4/13)

Vaeflare@Vaeflare

Soon after I started, however, someone whose opinion I valued suggested that perhaps I should reconsider working on it at my desk. (4/13)

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“It doesn’t look very good…” & “It makes you seem unskilled” were cited as reasons I should work on it away from the view of others. (5/13)

Vaeflare@Vaeflare

“It doesn’t look very good…” & “It makes you seem unskilled” were cited as reasons I should work on it away from the view of others. (5/13)

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But what do we say to those people?

But, true to my gut, I just kept working on it off & on over the course of three months. It grew into something I was proud of! (6/13)

Vaeflare@Vaeflare

But, true to my gut, I just kept working on it off & on over the course of three months. It grew into something I was proud of! (6/13)

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Definitely a concept that doesn't get enough credence - if you've given it everything you've got and you're happy with it, then nobody can tell you otherwise.

It also exceeded any and all expectations I had of myself & my abilities. And even if it hadn’t: I knew I gave it my all. (7/13)

Vaeflare@Vaeflare

It also exceeded any and all expectations I had of myself & my abilities. And even if it hadn’t: I knew I gave it my all. (7/13)

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I spoke with my friend to show them the finished piece, & told them that their previous words had stung a bit, but that it was okay. (8/13)

Vaeflare@Vaeflare

I spoke with my friend to show them the finished piece, & told them that their previous words had stung a bit, but that it was okay. (8/13)

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And the pièce de résistance:

Because sometimes you’ve just got to follow your dreams & see where they lead you, even if there are naysayers in your way. :) (9/13)

Vaeflare@Vaeflare

Because sometimes you’ve just got to follow your dreams & see where they lead you, even if there are naysayers in your way. :) (9/13)

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So my wish to all you out there is to give it your all. You’ll never know what you’re capable of until you do! (10/13)

Vaeflare@Vaeflare

So my wish to all you out there is to give it your all. You’ll never know what you’re capable of until you do! (10/13)

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And, after sticking with it, it looks awesome!

And if you know someone who is putting the heart into something, remember that encouragement & support go a long way! (11/13)

Vaeflare@Vaeflare

And if you know someone who is putting the heart into something, remember that encouragement & support go a long way! (11/13)

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Just like this lump of a dragon: Never give up (on your dreams)! Never surrender! (#Warcraft fan art) (12/13)

Vaeflare@Vaeflare

Just like this lump of a dragon: Never give up (on your dreams)! Never surrender! (#Warcraft fan art) (12/13)

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We love you Vae <3

And a huge THANK YOU to you guys for supporting me on my own wild-ride of a journey! &lt;3 Here&rsquo;s to the adventures ahead! (13/13)

Vaeflare@Vaeflare

And a huge THANK YOU to you guys for supporting me on my own wild-ride of a journey! <3 Here’s to the adventures ahead! (13/13)

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