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Hi! I'm Omni, a writer, an artist and an environmentalist. This is my main art gallery.

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What do you do when art loses its fun?

Thu Sep 11, 2014, 10:08 AM
I ran into this problem a few months ago and am still feeling the side effects. Even commissions with interesting subjects had me dragging my feet. What gives?

For me, it stemmed from art turning too much into a job. I had been doing commissions for so long that the bulk of my work was for other people. This isn't bad in itself; I certainly needed the money and my clients always gave me cool stuff to play with. But art had become "what can I get out of this" instead of "how can I make this really awesome?"

I broke away from it by going on commission hiatus and drawing personal art, which sometimes means just dumb adoptables, but hey it's loose and fun and has no pressure. It was sort of amazing. After months of laboring each pen stroke, the moment I put commissions on hold I was pouring out stuff and experimenting again.

What about you?


Have you ever recieved complaints about your commission prices? Adoptables? (share your story) 

37%
7 deviants said No, I've been lucky.
32%
6 deviants said Only commission prices.
21%
4 deviants said Yes to both.
11%
2 deviants said A couple times, but nothing too bad.
0%
No deviants said Only adoptable prices.

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weirdo-mess Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, and thanks for the fave. Much appreciated.

Have a nice day!
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AsaRawr Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fav! :)
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HunDrenus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave! :)
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HinzeKatze Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav. :la:
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Kaikona Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the watch on my new account Omni!<3
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Redwall151 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I adore your style! Such a lovely texture in every piece <3 Can't wait to see what else you create :)
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OmniWitch Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Writer
Likewise. :heart:
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ThePyf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the :+devwatch:!
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MarvinDiehl Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Photographer
Thank you very much for adding my photo 'Red Morning' to your favourites!

I would really appreciate it if you would check out my facebook page :facebook: www.facebook.com/MarvinDiehlPh… maybe you like it and even want to support me there by following.

Have a nice day! =)
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theperian Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding 'The Dragon's Ire' to your collection! :heart:
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