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Why You Should Never Discourage An Artist
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Why You Should Never Discourage An Artist

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It’s easy to romanticize the life of an artist, but the truth is that it’s a very difficult profession to succeed in. The money isn’t always steady, your work is often undervalued, and you’ll have to put up with idiots frequently telling you to “get a real job.” It’s therefore important to encourage and support young artists as much as possible, because if you don’t then it’s very easy for them to lose hope and give up. Check out this comic to see what we mean. It was created by Zen Pencils, who used an inspiring quote by indie film director Kevin Smith to show us just how rewarding encouragement can be.

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Notchimine Mette
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can vouch for this. Not saying "well done" to a child when they try something they like discourages them from trying harder next time, especially when you tell them negative things. [Speaking from personal experience].

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Jeremie Guerra
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looking at the last picture, maybe she turned out to be a professional basketball player? ^^ Anyway, that's a great message

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just a thought
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how you made that sad ending so positive and happy for me ...I can smile now ! Thanks !

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Daria B
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Discourage an artist... And you become the main villain in the next big hit! ♥

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Notchimine Mette
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can vouch for this. Not saying "well done" to a child when they try something they like discourages them from trying harder next time, especially when you tell them negative things. [Speaking from personal experience].

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Jeremie Guerra
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looking at the last picture, maybe she turned out to be a professional basketball player? ^^ Anyway, that's a great message

justathought avatar
just a thought
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how you made that sad ending so positive and happy for me ...I can smile now ! Thanks !

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Daria B
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Discourage an artist... And you become the main villain in the next big hit! ♥

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