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One of the best pieces of advice I've ever received has been "fake it till ya make it." I took it to heart.

I thought I was a good artist before I was. I acted like a professional before I was. I put out my first instructional video before I started working professionally. I was working professionally when I didn't know what I was doing. I acted like an extrovert when I was an introvert. I acted like a businessperson when I hadn't made a dime. I acted like a marketer when I hadn't sold anything.

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meronfeisu Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is motivating
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Plastic-Manamoo Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Thankyou (•‿•)
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Multiimage Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
My comments were not towards your art .....is was meant for what artists should think about....... your art looks awesome
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Multiimage Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I must say ....you need to know what your doing with your area in art such as a background artists must know composition, perspective and story as well as have drawing skills......... program skills will help.
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Multiimage Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I like your way of thinking...... the way your are talking is be positive with your own artwork and make progress with the skills you have..... I need to learn your views.... and go for it!
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Dkundzinsh Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you should add a warning that faking it can get you in a lot of trouble and ruin your reputation as well, so fake it on your own risk :)
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alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Useful advice. Thanks for sharing! :D
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Halfshavenbananas Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Cool, thanks.
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vtas Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing your wisdom!
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TwistedSynapses Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I got my first full time graphic print/web design job this way. It's a fast way to learn the ropes! :D
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GDSWorld Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Great advice and I learnt it after I watched this video [link] . Now i'm the best artist there is out there. Well not really but you know what I mean.
keep it up bro! :)
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Bluewyrm Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
:D I guess I'm not the only one with that kind of creed!

There's a story about my grandfather much to the same effect. He was a university professor, and at one point he needed access to a specialized text. Unfortunately, the only copy in his region was housed at a rival university. If he wanted to see it, he would have needed to fill out lengthy paperwork and might not get a chance for months. Instead, he - wearing a Hawaiian shirt, khaki shorts, and sandals - walked straight past the university students on the library's doorstep and through the front door, head held high. He came, looked at the section he needed, put the book safely back, and left - all without a single person questioning him. His advice? "Look like you know what you're doing and people will tend to believe you."
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Bomb-a-Jead Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
GREAT
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Premann Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love that! =)
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s-rhoades Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Then I'm heading in the right direction, lol.
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rosanovella Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Writer
Brilliant and so true.
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gabrielegabba Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So true. A lot of people misinterpret this phrase and assume it means being someone you're not or selling out or sacrificing your values. Truth is, when used wisely it's a very useful tool! :)
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SPARATIK Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Nice! When I saw the title of this journal I thought you were talking about girls faking it for some odd reason...where is my head? Lol
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zmote Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You know why I like you the most among the artist I look up to? You totally get me... I so do that with everything I generally do, because having this "professional" attitude towards a matter makes you reach always new heights and let's you approach everything with a serious ambition.
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LhuneArt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So true. I'm still a student, but I try to act like a professional as much as I can. It's got me further than many of my peers who keep dismissing themselves as inferior artists regardless of how good they actually are..

Thanks so much for all those educational posts of yours. They are always good lessons or good reminders :).
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DragonShuck Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is exactly what I have to do, not with my art (as its just a hobby) but with my other work. The work path I chose there is a lot of competition between others so I show my self as a confident person and took on tasks that most couldn't. Now, I have a good rep around my city :)

Just the title of your journal caught me :D
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