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1. As an artist your first loyalty is to your art. Unless this is the case, you're going to be a second-rate artist. "
- Margaret Atwood
2. You must master fundamentals, but you can never do so by watching another man paint."
- Andrew Loomis, Figure Drawing for All it's Worth

3. The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely."
- Oscar Wilde

4. The practice of art is not to make a living, It is to make your soul grow."
- Kurt Vonnegut

5. Nothing is original. This is good because humans are forgetful. We need to be told things often and in different ways to remember."
- Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist

6. Only you can give the world your unique viewpoint."
- Neil Gaiman
7. Allow yourself to feel good about your work. Otherwise there is no point to doing it. If you never feel good about it, then you are just torturing yourself and then it is not worth it."
- Unknown

8. Only by struggling courageously against what seem like overwhelming odds can man succeed in wringing meaning out of his existence."
- Freud

9. Stop looking at other people's artwork for reference, instead look at photos and find your own style."
- Sam Wolfe Connelly

10. Make Good Art."
- Neil Gaiman
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beautifulrainboweyes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
And those who don't live by these words tend to fall away from the craft because without them the shit we put up with to do it isn't worth it. Or at least, that's my experience.
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