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Are there real Artist or lovers of Art Here

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 4:09 PM

Am I still in the right place to find the people who do love art or have they become disillusioned and left to a better social sited for art?

I have been studying art for about 9 years now and have gotten into drawing , painting and photography.   I love to do all of them to study figurative art, but most of all I love painting.  I am not saying I am a great artist, but I feel I try and don’t want to stop.

It is hard in this rural area to even find people to help me out with their very Victorian mindset that seems to reside in these small communities, which they seem to expect art to be some Bob Ross style.  I am told by these people that the Figurative art is the devils handiwork, sorry people God made us beautiful… All of us.  All I want is some kind of encouragement… good luck in this day and age.

I love or have loved Deviantart for a long time and I cherished a lot of different people and admired their work.  It used to be my hope that I would get some good critiques and so helpful advice to become a better artist at least half as good as the ones I follow, but where are now to share with me what was good or bad. Has my art gone bad or stale.... I thought it was a life long endeavor to become better.

 I have used Stock here and never broke a rule that I am aware of at this time.  I have tried to give good comments, and I have told a few people off who made wrong comments about any models that have helped.  But people don’t seem to love the Artwork anymore, people who have stock don’t feel they can trust people to use it any more or worse the stock users might do something perverted with their work.  Who can blame them for that, I sure would not.

I am not picking on one type of artist here, because I have seen some pretty amazing stuff on this site and continue to love many things I see.  But where are the artist who used to share their advice or opinions, amateur or professional, where have all the good artist gone, where are the people who would view your work then maybe fave them.  Note I am not looking for faves, but they at least tell you that someone liked it whether it was for the right reason or not. 

ARE THERE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO LOVE ART, or are you just getting some kind of fix?

Let me know your opinion.  I could ask questions like this all day long, but would I be shouting to the wind?

I hope I offended no one, wasn’t trying to but I just want people to think, are you here for art, or are you hear for something else.


  • Watching: Storage Wars
  • Drinking: Diet Coke



Donald M Husband Jr
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Illinois
Favourite genre of music: Pop and Classical
Favourite photographer: To Many to Name
Favourite style of art: Fantasy, Artistic Nude
Favourite cartoon character: Batman
Personal Quote: If you can't do it, do it anyway

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PaintedOnMySoul Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
:party:  Just dropping by to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  :party:
:hug:  :airborne:
GlamourPhotoLight Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the watch!
dhusband Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome
Allies-Smile Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:cake: Happy birthday! :party:
dhusband Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Allie.  Sorry I didn't reply sooner was away from any computers for about two week, except when I was checking facebook.  Job and life has been keeping me pretty busy.  :D
Allies-Smile Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
No worries...I'm just always happy to hear from you ;)
grandart Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Wonderful galleries and it is great to see you develop your talents. On my watch list!!
dhusband Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch and the compliments
Boudicah Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great galleries. Thanks for the watch.
dhusband Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome I loved your gallery also. 
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