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IMOM: The Life and Development of an Artist by kevinbolk IMOM: The Life and Development of an Artist by kevinbolk
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BlueLink Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
I love this whole comic, but my favorite part got to be the adorable hopeful look right before the gravestone!
XNinjaAnimeFreakX Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student Interface Designer
more like life of a graphic designer haha
i bet you got neurosis or adhd or something like me lol
x-Ink-Black-Heart-x Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student General Artist
lol The struggle is real. 
Kordyne Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
I wish I had panel 7's attitude when I was younger.
TomMagenta Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nailed it.
BluishShimmer Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Love it.

My take: The desire to keep improving always pushing yourself to the next level, always aiming to get just that little bit better and get your words, thoughts and feelings on the page. The ultimate perfection unreachable but our goal to get there and our mistakes and learning from them are what get us so far in the first place. 

Thank you for for making me think.
MegaAnimeFreak7 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
"Read it to me"
Erica-Sakura Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This sounds a lot like me.
LoveyLoo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is the story of every artist's life summed up in a single comic page.

i admire your skills. ouo
Chibi-Fisch Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Story of my life.
lunacanada Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So true, so sadly true.
ArtisticDid Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Awwww man.... I'm just starting !
firathecat Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
this kinda hurt.....for some odd reasons ._.
Squid57 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so much feel
EpicJwklFilms Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
This really speaks to me on a level here..
MT3spark Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm at the practice like crazy stage lol
KawaChou Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Story. Of. My. Life. sorpresa
My best friend to this day, did that exact thing to me... She was my Portfolio Reviewer.Emoticon: Cry
Sugashi Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
God, who can't relate.

stonedInc Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haven't reached anywhere yet, sigh. :down: 
UnholyFairy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
for the record i think your art is a bit more than "not half bad" or "adequate"
TlCKlNG-CL0CKS Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD this is technically me...
my friends say i'm so good and the adults say my art sucks...
HaxorusMan348 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Weird, It's vice versa for me. Adult praise me highly for my art and my friends just pass me by as if they've seen it before. (Which is weird, seeing as how I'm, like, one of the best male artists in my school)
AuroraLaLune Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that was me growing up(only female). i still get that reaction from friends. Its cuz they are used to it. xp its not so weird. Its just they are used to your art. I still get that reaction, especially from artist friends... -.- though in that case its more a lil different. if your better... their is a reaction of jealousy and if your not.... well then she just picks at it. -.- anyway... they are used to it. keep getting better and better otherwise they will continue to pass you by.
TlCKlNG-CL0CKS Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my parents don't enjoy my type of art, but the kids in my school look at my sloppy sketches of boredom and they spaz because they think it's so good.
HaxorusMan348 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa! Still the opposite! I prepare, well-drawn, well-inked and well-colored drawings, and then show them to my friends and they only respond positively to stuff they like. Meanwhile, adults say all my work is good and give me helpful and friendly suggestions.
TlCKlNG-CL0CKS Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! i'm very sloppy. i first sketch and then i take out the colors that i need, in a very messy way. XD
DarkboyEP1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aaaaand... this will be me. :P
UNlikeableMegastos Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student General Artist
This makes me think about the subtle difference between being unsatisfied and disappointed.
Learn the difference. It may save your life (as an artist lol)
TheMangaNinja Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
This has me written all over it. So bloody accurate.
Fireninjastar Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
With stuff like "toothpaste for dinner" still gaining popularity, we all still have a high chance to make it in this world :B
UNlikeableMegastos Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Truth hurts... And that's good to move on
SassyTheGee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The reason this is so great is not just that it's completely true, but the whole Nirvana's In Utero shirt is just :iconomgsocuteplz:
Imaginatik Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Incredibly relate-able.
handtoeye Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lived it. still living it.
Shadoboy Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this could apply to me too...
WindSage10235 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
"real" jobs suck
WWWIIWillowIIWWW Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
your art rocks, just so you know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EquidnaRojo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ROFLMAO! Remotely satisfied or not, at least your work is easy to relate to XDD
Alicechan3 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Screw the "Nope"! At least you're livin' your dream of being an artist, that's more then I'll ever do.
Crystalitar Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
kinda, but yeah i live to prove those "no you'r not" sayers wrong :D prove it ya own way :D
PewterKat Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
that seems about right
darknessjazz Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Beeyonkuh Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
YAAAAAAAAY Love the fat kid with the toofs and the D.A.R.E. shirt.
JPtoony Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
:+fav: :+fav: :+fav: :+fav: :+fav:
CanisXerces Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh look.
My life.
Secret-of-the-Woods Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
So true.
rocketshiptopigfarts Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
good thing he got rid of the pony tail
kuroitenshi13 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sooooooooo true.
EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is one reason why I stopped cartooning 17 years ago; unable to properly address my visions in cartooning/writing. I moved onto fan-fics and wrapped up recently.
Fuposey Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sums up 70% of DeviantArt.

Oh how it would be to still have that confidence one had as a child!

Art wouldn't progress much though without critiques, but still.
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