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I am a self taught artist, I have never taken any classes. I have drawn since I was very young however, mostly just doodling comic portrayals of my friends and having a dream to be a cartoonist. One day I hope I can meet my dreams.

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2017-07-12 21:00:02 by ThreadstoTwelve

I feel I have a problem.

I have never sold an art piece, no matter how hard I've tried. I have had people come to me and tell me "Will you do this for me, I will buy it." I will do the piece, show them rough drafts along the way, and they will vanish and never mention the projects again. Like a tattoo for an old school friend. I finished it, he said "The colors could they be more red?" So I changed to a different red, and he never spoke to me again to this day.

I just had a friend tell me to draw her holding a poppy, to represent her coming daughter's name, and then she closed her Facebook account two weeks later, to everyone.

I've had someone else ask for a tattoo and then never speak of it again.


Does this mean I am a bad artist? I feel like I should quit. Every time I do the art people request, they never buy it and have wasted my time and efforts. What do I do instead? How do I get a following? How do I get classes to practice? I feel like a fool that doesn't even belong living anymore, to be honest. This is my last hope and if it doesn't work out, I think I couldn't sink any lower in my depression.


Is there any community here at all I can talk to to feel better? Thanks.