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Are the arts, or the making of art, a pathway to getting you through tough times?

76,282 deviants said Yes
11,688 deviants said No
3,131 deviants said Other (please comment)

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Dark-Phobos Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it depends on a certain timing if I'm depressed, upset, angry, or any other feelings than happiness, inspirational thinking, or creative thinking... For that, Art is something we all enjoy to express our ideas thoroughly, but sometimes at the tough times, we don't draw if we feel like no idea or creativity is expressed at the time. I'm like this, due to sometimes tough times can really smash me, making me not able to think up any ideas at all. Other tough times might make me want to draw randomized drawings due to the inspiration coming through my mind. It really depends on the person however, for a fact that if someone has a certain mood, say anger, depressive, sad, upset, or gloomy (Those last three are different expressions in the same logical feeling, "Sad"), they might draw ouf their minds without thinking constructively about how it should be designed, but at other times, people don't. I'm like that as well; if I'm in a mood such as anger, or gloominess, I would do something else than drawings, however, it's a 50% chance I might draw or 50% chance I might play a Retro Game, listen to music, write my creative writing, or something else...

As always, everyone has different thinking. Some people say yes, no, both, or have to describe in their own words about it to make people understand more fully about that person's mind/logic about something. :)
nekomch Featured By Owner 10 hours ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
Not really because it depends on the content of the pictures and how well its drawn
PrincessLunaEclipsed Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Student General Artist
Kind of I guess...  
Yingyanggamer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes they're the CAUSE of tough times.
lake-leigh Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
It depends on what is happening at the time.
RitaDurjue Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  New member Professional Traditional Artist
I'm an Artist, therefore I paint!
Invader-Franky Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Mostly... unless your forced.
citrinafyre Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not so much for me, really, mine is just expressing things about me or what I like. Yet I can easily say that I know that other people use their art in a way to cope and get through a situation in their lives, or do it all the time like that.
andy077 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Its a way to express my feelings bright or dark, and to imagine a new frontier of mystery and adventure. And also a way to help each other.
hey-look-a-squirrel Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Art doesn't quite "get me through" a hard time, it merely allows me to articulate my emotions- objectify my situation and compare it, although generally I use art in tough times to escape into the happy and nostalgic emotions of either a happier memory or just my imagination. Wow that came out really pretentious...
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