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Draw by Cherry-sama Draw by Cherry-sama
As some of you may have noticed, I am a very self-motivated person.
If I want to draw a comic, I usually don't stop until I'm done, or if I have to do homework, I go back to the comic.
Key word here: Self-Motivated.
When somebody orders me to do anything (and I mean ANYTHING), I will writhe and squirm in pain, and be very unmotivated to do it.
In other situations, especially in art class, I will have a bazillion ideas to do, but when I no choice in what to draw, I really don't want to do it.
But, when I am given total freedom for a school project, I find myself at a loss of what to do.
Sometimes I can't get an idea, other times I have way too many ideas and none of them seem good enough.
I can't win.
:X
It's no wonder I do so badly in school.

I think this is my main problem with requests and whatnot.
Seriously, when you just tell me "draw this for me! :D" then I lose all motivation.
ALL of it.
It's not that I don't get ideas from some of you guys--in fact, some of you guys have great ideas! :)
But, unlike schoolwork (which if I fail, then I fail the entire course), you guys can't really force me to do anything for you.
:hmm:

By the way, the art teacher I depict here really was like that.
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Well, not this direct, but he never gave us any choice in what we were to draw.
It was always what he wanted us to draw.
Where's the fun in that?

In the first frame, those are all characters I think about often.
Well, okay, not all of them, but quite a few of them I do.
And while some of them have never had DA cameos, there are a few that I have been shown before.
[link] [link]
But, not in deviations that anyone pays attention to.
:(

Can't draw on cue: [link]

:dummy:
Return of "The Lab Specimens" Guy!
[link]
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TopHatBigPencil Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I get that. :iconcryforeverplz:
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blackbeltkitten009 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Same thing happens to me. I also don't like to follow directions with art.

I DO MY OWN THING!!!!!Giddy Up Llama 

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k-9girl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im the same way
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:iconsnowgolemgirl:
snowgolemgirl Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist
story of my life bro
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sasuke-hater Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Writer
this is so me
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crazyforchocobos Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
yikes...I had days like that.
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Lostwings183 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
ugh, i so know how this feels. >.>
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Nidokingfan Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Writer
I'm exactly like that!
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isisthesworddancer2 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
That tend to happen to me ALOT! sometimes I just think up a bunch of stuff related to what people want me to draw then chose and draw the supposly best one.
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Cherry-sama Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
That's really smart.
I should try that sometime.
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isisthesworddancer2 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I am glad my comment was of help to you.
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pklcha Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
i have the same problem sometimes ^^;
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Ottoenlotte Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Same here :)
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Kristl-Air Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
ouh that happens to me everytime xD ..... -.- damn
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Nilavae Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I relate to this comic a lot. lol
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Aranel-o-Aduial Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
...That's me alright. It's so annoying.
Wow, that's one stern teacher. Glad I don't have him.
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Minna-Sensei Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Happens to me all the time :X
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crazywolfperson Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have the same kind of problem... but with books... i'll read when i feel like it and in class just fine... but when i'm told to go read by my parents i'm like this: :-X "I don't feel like reading ugh..."
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JocelynJEG Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
I know what you mean about being self-motivated and about when someone tells you to do something. This once I was very exited to stay up late and do homework with my sister. So then my mom comes in and stresses the rules like "dont get on the ipod", "when you're done get to bed", "remember, you're only staying up to do schoolwork" and "you'd better stick to it!". That really squashed my self-motivation. Didn't do it that night and I've yet to do it since. =.=
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Saiya-STORY Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Sometimes I have art block, so whatever anyone tellsme I'll go with, lol. But yeah, totally know this feeling too. XD
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koushiroizumi2005 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*blank*
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Cherry-sama Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Teacher: By the way, the project's due in an hour. You'd better have it done by then, or else you fail the class.
Me: *internally = :chainsaw:*
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dethtree Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
I'm the same way!
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:iconprincesspuffpupp5153:
It happens to artists. I can understand that, when you're self motivated to do something and when someone orders you to do something it doesn't feel nice to do it then.
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66Angel99 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Haha, I think that happens to more artists ^^; Sometimes happens to me too.
That doesn't sound like a great teacher. D:
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:iconcherry-sama:
Cherry-sama Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
No, he wasn't.
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Sure, one thing he showed us inspired me, but apart from that, his class bored me to death.
D:
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66Angel99 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
That sucks. D:
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XHellFoxX Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
I totally agree
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IcyPheonix Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I totally know the feeling.
Same thing goes for my writing. I can write and write if I want to write, but if I'm told to, my mind blanks on me.
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KumoSama Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I KNOW THE FEELING!!! :rofl:
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AnimeFox223 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know how you feel, I'm exactly the same way
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