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What element of creating art brings you the most stress?

11%
12,325 deviants said Lack of time
14%
15,914 deviants said Procrastination
29%
33,322 deviants said Artist's block/no inspiration
5%
5,638 deviants said Insufficient/inferior tools
18%
20,596 deviants said Concern that your work won't turn out as envisioned
5%
5,292 deviants said Fear about how your work will be received
15%
17,404 deviants said Self doubt
3%
2,929 deviants said Other (please comment)


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:iconwendy-moule:
Wendy-Moule Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Carving out four solid hours for my arting, around other things that must be done is my biggest bug bear.
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:iconxdasksorreltailxd:
XDaskSorreltailXD Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
the opposite of artist block. i get an idea and start it, then i change my mind about three million times until i dont know WHAT THE HECK TO DO
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:iconthatbronyguy11:
Thatbronyguy11 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
If you see my art,  it's. Really bad compared to others I've seen, but I remember, there will always be someone better, but always someone worse, unless you don't try
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:iconhoundsunleashed:
HoundsUnleashed Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
All of them :worries: Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] 
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:iconflatographer:
Flatographer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Lack of funds.  All the rest never trouble me.
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:icontgom:
TGOM Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Games. Games won't let me do anything :stare:
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:icontheseus232:
Theseus232 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
What stresses me out the most is making shoes, feet, and hands, and hands im working on but the other i say eff it.  I got no problem with the other elements of creating art since i do not mind it but as for the art block which is third stress in my book that only happens when a maddening symphony is playing in my head and that i can't focus on drawing stuff on a piece of paper.
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:iconteenjuwel:
Teenjuwel Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
All of them ><
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:icontotalfangirl1579:
Totalfangirl1579 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ALL OF THE ABOVE Diva Cat Miuna Crying Icon 
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:iconbrokenarceus:
BrokenArceus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Same
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:iconsonicteers:
Sonicteers Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i dont get stressed at all....so nothing
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:iconnicoleeverson:
NicoleEverson Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Mine is that I physically lack any talent in creating physical artistic media. Music I'm great at.
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:iconthatbronyguy11:
Thatbronyguy11 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
I just don't have match talent, except in gaming
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:iconninjapikachu15:
ninjapikachu15 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All of the above.
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:iconarcane2398:
Arcane2398 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly 
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:iconspinnzdesigns:
SpinnzDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Mine is more like I know I can do it but I'm afraid I will not be able to finish it, like a lot of projects I will start then get to a busy period of life (work) and it has to go on hold then I cat n't back into it or I can't get back into it... >_<""
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tranquilAntipathy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
A mix of the ones you mentioned, but I always find that most stressful to me is people's reactions when I make something good or that is better than theirs. They always give these backhanded "compliments" that make me feel like a horrible person for being good at art or proud of what I have done. Saying "oh wow yours is so much better than mine." is not a compliment. It just makes the person feel bad for you and not know how to help sometimes.
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:iconstinglover4ever:
Stinglover4ever Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
a mix of all
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:iconzeldalover2001:
Zeldalover2001 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
The one and only thing that stresses me out is having my parents and sister around because I draw........romantic art...and that's out of character for the person everyone knows me as, but on the inside, it's very in character for me.
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tranquilAntipathy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
I know exactly what you mean. Although in my case I'm usually drawing dark or gorey things. My parents will look at me weird and worry about me. I just enjoy drawing those things and it doesn't bother me at all. But others just don't get it.
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:iconkenyanknight:
KenyanKnight Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, art doesn't stress me out....it relieves stress. When I'm stressed it's not because of the art, it's because I'm doing it to procrastinate on other things I'm supposed to be getting done, and I feel like I'm wasting time.
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:iconholatolove:
holatolove Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It has to do with a lack of inspiration most of the time, but also I have those really bad days where I think no one's going to like this or their going to tell me that I suck and should quit doing it all together.But I really try to show people that being an artist, in all forms-drawing, photography,writing-is a way too get to know me because I'm not a very open person when it comes to my feelings and its just who I am and nothing will change that even if I do suck I will always do it and so should you.
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:iconroseyrascal1234:
roseyrascal1234 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All of the above.
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:iconchocolate-pyrus:
Chocolate-Pyrus Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It would probably be a mix of artist's block, procrastination, lack of inspiration and self doubt. I try to be perfect, since I am a pessimistic perfectionist, and I never can complete something. I think, it looks awful, redo it. People will get upset, don't post it. Right out everything you need to know about that character/story then post it. So, it's really hard for me. Haha, not to mention my depression/bipolar depression. Those things don't help.
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:iconbrittny-the-wolf:
brittny-the-wolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
All of the above.
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:icondoodlesandbeyond:
DoodlesAndBeyond Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ALL.
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:icondark-phobos:
Dark-Phobos Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything on that list is EXACTLY what all Artists must fight against really. But, the largest problem I have conflict with is when I'm not able to convert an idea for my next drawing at all. The only way to fix it really is to look through art, real life objects, and more to find inspiration, but it is certainly the biggest problem! (Well, for me....)
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DragonOfEvil Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Procrastination, artist's block/no inspiration, lack of feed back, and self doubt. Some feed back on my drawing would be nice.
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:iconwolfofdarkness133:
wolfofdarkness133 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All of the above...
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:iconkeybladericeheart:
KeybladerIceHeart Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
The things that stand in my way is lack of time and no inspiration. Once I finished, I don't post it to devianart because it's sometimes I don't feel like putting my work there due to annoying hater comments and other reasons maybe people would know. 
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:iconbrielleholmes:
BrielleHolmes Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
All of the above
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:iconblustar2001:
blustar2001 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All of the above.
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:icona-silent-siren:
A-Silent-Siren Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I have no inspiration, I am a terrible artist. I don't have money for the tools. So honestly, all of the above
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:iconrainbows4367:
Rainbows4367 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ALL OF THE FREAKIN' ABOVE! My tools are good, but not good enough, I have little to none inspiration, not very much time, I can't focus on one thing for three hours, and all this work and time, and I don't know if anyone's going to even take a GLANCE at it!
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:iconlillian-burgess:
Lillian-Burgess Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bad grammar stresses me the most.
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:iconblack-sun-frau:
Black-Sun-Frau Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Self doubt and concern it won't turn out as envisioned go hand in hand for me. I'm trying to do some new things and do my best, but it's frustrating when it doesn't go as planned.
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:iconkrystalcreatures482:
KrystalCreatures482 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I say all of the above
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:iconthehachiku:
TheHachiku Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
probably everything listed :/
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:iconjadewashere64:
Jadewashere64 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really get stressed out about my art
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:iconjennatheartist:
JennaTheArtist Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would say that I Can't decide what to draw sometimes but I feel like I really want to draw
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:iconchickadeethefangirl:
Chickadeethefangirl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All of the above >.<
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:iconthatcreativecat:
ThatCreativeCat Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist
All of the above. I'm way below level for my age. I wouldn't consider myself as an artist anytime soon. Or ever. 
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:iconcynadyde:
Cynadyde Featured By Owner Edited Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure if I should answer "lack of time" or "concern it won't come out right". The later is pretty stupid, but I don't think there's much I can do about time... spend it better^^

Augh, my art never comes out worse than I expect, but that still tries to prevent me from starting. I never realized I was afraid of failure, but maybe that's because I never have failed. Thus, I should try more without worrying about how it should come out, maybe it'll come out horrible and I can say "welp. That wasn't so bad. Im still alive. There's no death penalty for this." 
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:iconnewflutterpie:
newflutterpie Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the fear noone will like
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:iconzekrum:
Zekrum Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Actually, I always worry that my level of skill should be WAY higher at my age.
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:iconwaveryceiling:
waveryceiling Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe this makes me NOT an artist, but I never plan what I draw, I just do it and see what it turns into/
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:iconinvader-franky:
Invader-Franky Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have plenty of time, I can work around Procrastination, my imagination is boundless, I can work with a dirty crayola crayon if I have to, I FORCE my work to look better than I had envisioned it, I  can care less about the parasitic critic otherwise I wouldn't even bother drawing, self doubt? Are YOU kidding I do this for fun! What I can't stand are the stupid smudge marks left by pencil, I'd kill for a real life undo button. Though really, some times I just lose intrest. I don't distract myself, I just sit there, the unfinished work MOCKING me, but why can I just life the pencil and finish?
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Youdaguy Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
When I'm drawing, the thing that stresses me the most is not so much worrying if my work will turn out as envisioned, it's whether it CAN.
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:iconblazefire111:
blazefire111 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't posted any yet :I
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:iconwinterleaf2001:
Winterleaf2001 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Artist
Honestly in my opinion art is what I love doing so it brings no stress to me at all
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