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

76,686 deviants said Yes
11,723 deviants said No
3,139 deviants said Other (please comment)

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StarCrystal272 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It could potentially go either way... For some people it's great to let their feelings flow, but for others it just embraces the [problem] even further. Most of the time it's a mix of both. But the hard times will come and go and I don't think art could bring them on or stop it [unless you're a painter for a living and by painting and selling you make money and a living]
Dark-Phobos Featured By Owner 6 days 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. :)
Dark-Phobos Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I have different opinions and you do too. I guess we all have different opinions.
nekomch Featured By Owner 5 days 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 Jul 21, 2014  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.
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