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The “tonk” feeling :
Being human, I sometimes feel piques of jealousy towards other artists. I sometimes feel like others have better comic ideas then me, ideas that are easier to market, characters that are so, so awesomecool. I feel like others draw better then me, or at least, can make colors their bitch in a way that I just can’t.
I know my art is good, and I love the style I developed. But yeah, I use brushes and quills, so sometimes I feel like my art is completely outdated. 
The “Tonk” feeling is basically when you feel jealousy and then you feel bad for feeling jealousy because you should not compare yourself to others. And then you feel petty and conflicted. And then you kinda just drop your head on your desk, generating a “tonk” sound. 
And then you realize that goop of ink under your face isn’t dry yet.
And then you put the jealousy aside and fangirl on stuff for a while and it gets better.
It’s normal to feel inadequate once in a while. I guess just don’t let it get the best of you and just keep drawing.
Cuz drawing is rad, yoh. Even if you feel conflicted about the results.

The “tonk” feeling :

Being human, I sometimes feel piques of jealousy towards other artists. I sometimes feel like others have better comic ideas then me, ideas that are easier to market, characters that are so, so awesomecool. I feel like others draw better then me, or at least, can make colors their bitch in a way that I just can’t.

I know my art is good, and I love the style I developed. But yeah, I use brushes and quills, so sometimes I feel like my art is completely outdated. 

The “Tonk” feeling is basically when you feel jealousy and then you feel bad for feeling jealousy because you should not compare yourself to others. And then you feel petty and conflicted. And then you kinda just drop your head on your desk, generating a “tonk” sound. 

And then you realize that goop of ink under your face isn’t dry yet.

And then you put the jealousy aside and fangirl on stuff for a while and it gets better.

It’s normal to feel inadequate once in a while. I guess just don’t let it get the best of you and just keep drawing.

Cuz drawing is rad, yoh. Even if you feel conflicted about the results.

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    1. Secondlina is one of my art inspirations. How she’s describing feeling about others, I often feel about her ;) 2. Yet...
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  6. valeriane said: Mais comme je le dis souvent aux gens qui pensent que la colo par ordi est la seule suite logique de leur évolution artistique, la tablette et photoshop ne sont qu’un outil. Le tout, c’est de dessiner.
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    So this showed up on my dash and I relate to it greatly. I feel you on all of that. You want to be happy for other...
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  10. squidyjen said: Honestly it’s reassuring that other artists, even those that you feel are above you in skill, still feel this way. I get sudden pangs of jealousy but I hate myself for my pettiness and try to rein it in or I redirect it at my own art. v_v;
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  13. kitfoxhawaii said: That “tonk” feeling is me when I see your art. All the time. Even worse because you’re such an amazing person.
  14. mirakelsey said: I feel you, I’ve been going through some especially big ups and downs recently regarding my art and my comic, just have to muster through each day I s’pose
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    This.
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    Oh.. how many times have I “Tonk” moment after finishing sewing something only to see people online whose work is...
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