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

78,098 deviants said Yes
11,880 deviants said No
3,177 deviants said Other (please comment)

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Fire-star-14 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  New member
Sometimes depending on what it is but most of the time I just like to look at and favor or read the art;p
Swagmobile Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
meh. some times
mrodgers1995 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  New member
It really depends for me. Sometimes writing about hardships helps, but i hardly ever share that stuff, it's just cathartic to write it down. Other times if i really just prefer to curl up in a corner and pretend nothing's wrong. A lot of the time, though, i escape into whatever i'm reading. That's what works most consistently for me.
LadySeshiiria Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes it depends. I used to use drawing as a way to pay attention in school, since I have a really hard time focusing due to ADD ADHD. It helped a lot because I found I learned things better since I'm a kinesthetic learner. Emotion plays a little but not always. Sometimes I drew things just to study or practice to get better.
StarCrystal272 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  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 Jul 23, 2014  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 Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I have different opinions and you do too. I guess we all have different opinions.
nekomch Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  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.
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