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RingoUsagi
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Nothing that you need to know about me besides the fact that I draw.

Sam is pretty awesome too!!! <3


But if you're bored, here's a link to my fan fiction (I share an account):
www.fanfiction.net/~hikaruyoru
I've only seen it myself once, a little bit more than a few months back, but it still hits me hard, even now.

Young, aspiring artists, like myself, who believes that no one cares about their art. This arises from mainly one cause:

NO ONE COMMENTS OR FAVORITES THEIR ART.

It doesn't matter if you're just an amatuer (again, like myself) or a professional, you want people to recognise your art. For more esteemed artists, it hurts to see people copying their art without their permission, or when people post it online on other sites without crediting his or her specifically. Why?

BECAUSE YOU PUT SO MUCH GODDAMN WORK INTO IT.

I can speak from experience from having this account for almost two years. Not with people copying my art or reposting my art without my permission, but with the lack of comments and favorites.

A good day for me is 1-3 notifications, which usually are favorites. 21 is a whopper. And 75 is a dream that I will probably never see again, even though I know that I'm improving in some aspects (I need to start drawing some original stuff though...I'm working on it).

It's depressing to see that a drawing of mine only receives a handful of favorites, and only one comment. I spent minutes sketching it, but hours shading it until I think it's good enough to post. Even then, I still see flaws. So it becomes depressing to the point that I don't even reply to some of the comments.

Have I considered deleting my account? Yes. So many times that it goes onto the second hand.

Then I, surprisingly enough, consider the more positive things...

I am lucky enough that my drawings have earned me such loyal watchers. Watchers who will favorite and comment on almost everything that I submit, even if they will be the only one who commented. Even if they have no idea where the character if from (I draw a lot of fanart). These are the deviants who brighten up MY day with their support. It pushes me to continue drawing, despite the lack of reception.

The only thing you can do is practice and continue posting your art. If you receive such little reception from your art, do not expect people to reply to your journals which exclaim that you want to quit. Only you can prop yourself up. If you can't handle this sad truth, then find some friend to offer moral support.

DON'T JUST QUIT.

I, personally, do not even know why I'm bothering. But I'm going to post my thoughts anyway.  

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Korracraft Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've only seen one pic and I already love your art… I also love you're journal about not quitting (it really helped me because I have the same problem but I've just started so I've gotta keep working). Instant watch. (^u^)b.:Sokka on Cactus Juice:. Yui Hirasawa (Castanets Dance) [V1] Yui (Yoroshiku ne) [V1] 
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RingoUsagi Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad that I was able to help!

And thank you for the watch!
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Korracraft Featured By Owner 10 minutes ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I sorta wish I was as good as you so I woudn't feel so bad about never getting any feedback on my art.Ritsu Tainaka (Don't go please) [V2] Ritsu Tainaka (Boo) [V1]  Anyway, "Byemie." -(Akira Kogami)Akira Kogami Chibi 
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TasmanianDevilzz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I did say I love your art right? And did I mentioned that I love you too? Like ALOT?? XD
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RingoUsagi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think so? Sorry, I have terrible memory XDDD
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TasmanianDevilzz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha well I do. Like a LOT. :3 
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irrationalrationale Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I found your page through :icond-goldenheart:'s mentions journal, you rock. Keep up the great work.
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RingoUsagi Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! And I'll try my best! ;A;
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Rosalie-Evil Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Amazing work ! Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Senpai notice me) [V3] 
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RingoUsagi Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! And is that Leo from Pandora Hearts? :D (Big Grin) 
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