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The Definition of a Good Artist
by =yyjvmb


Some people think that
Because they can't paint like Picasso
That they're not a good artist.

Some people think that
Because they can't write like Shakespeare
That they're not a good artist.

Some people think that
Because they can't sing like legends
That they're not a good artist.

Some people think that
Because they can't act like professionals
That they're not a good artist.

Some people think that
Because they can't animate like Nickelodeon Studios
That they're not a good artist.

Stop complaining.
Just because you're not elite
Doesn't mean you're not a good artist.

Art comes from within.
It's what you feel,
It's what you experience,
It's personal.

To be a good artist
You need heart.
Nothing less than that.
You may not be perfectly skilled,
But if you love what you do,
And give it 110 percent,
You're a good artist.

'Good' not meaning the best,
Per se,
But meaning
'Doing something good for the world',
Expressing your emotions
On a blank canvas.
'Good' not meaning to judge skill,
But meant to judge character.
All art means something,
It can express multiple reasons,
But the true reason is known
Only to the artist.

Paintbrush,
Pen,
Microphone,
Costume,
Computer screen.
Your art mediums are at your fingertips.
What you do with them
Is up to you.

So,
Maybe you don't paint like Picasso,
Or write like Shakespeare,
Or sing like legends,
Or act like professionals,
Or animate like Nick Studios...

But it doesn't mean you're not a good artist.
That's entirely for you to decide,
Not the works of those before you.

So smile!
And get working on your next masterpiece.
Your canvas is waiting...
I wrote this like two days ago or something like that....I got the title of it in my head and was like 'Oh, why don't I write something from this?'

Although, I feel that the opening is one paragraph too long, but I wanted to include all the art mediums I could think of. If I didn't include yours I'm sorry-
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Zack--Fair Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
>CAN I JUST MARRY YOU ONE DAY? :heart:<
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yyjvmb Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
maaaan i had cleared out all of my messages too XDD
all 17,000 of them...


yes
i accept
-- i mean.
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Zack--Fair Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
>wooooooooooow.

We will have the best wedding everrrr<
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:iconzack--fair:
Zack--Fair Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
>wooooooooooow.

We will have the best wedding everrrr<
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:iconyyjvmb:
yyjvmb Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you think you have issues with slacking on your comments
some of the comments were
'welcome to deviantART'

that was 3 years ago. :stare:

-----

omg
i need to go dress shopping~
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:iconzack--fair:
Zack--Fair Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
That long ago? yikes xD

Yes you do~<
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yyjvmb Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
hm wait no it wasn't, now that i think about it, it was last year--
wait /counts/ i had just turned 12 when i joined...got banned for 8 months....now i'm 13. so it will be two years this year. o.o

wheeeeeeee

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Zack--Fair Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Banned for eight months? ;u;
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yyjvmb Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yeah TT-TT

when i joined dA i was 12, see

and they caught me trolol
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void-contains-all Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! I like your writing. I want to add one more thing though, just a piece of my mind, for you and for everyone else who read this awesome work:

"In this canvas of life, you are your own greatest masterpiece."

Happy artworking~
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