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August 28, 2005
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Nightmare by nanook123 Nightmare by nanook123
This is a piece I started well over a week ago, and am working on ONLY when I feel I can finish it. I haven't been feeling well AT ALL for the past few weeks. Initially this piece started as an outlet, to display how scarred I still am from the times I was called a thief and a copycat. I still am, but that's not all this piece symbolizes.

You know from my own personal point of view I am terrified to upload new pieces...I'm so scared that they wont' be good enough, that people will just call me a thief and a copycat again, and that I will return once again to exhile. Internet drama has stuffed it's poisoned arrow into my heart and slowly i'm becoming that which I never wanted to be. One of those paranoid artists, who now lives in fear. I never claimed that I was an artist that was any good. I'm a simple cartoonist with simple images...I dont' render well, perhaps the only thing I can do is ink...and sketch...but well it's how I feel.

Art is freedom...and for me it doesn't feel the same anymore.
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xMARLYx Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
aww, I hate drama too, its un-needed and overrated.
It just the internet, and people need to learn that soem people have abilities close to famous artists ^.^
I dont think your a copycat or a thief, I think your style is unique, and I love it. In fact, I think I will watch you ^.^
Starhorse Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005  Professional General Artist
I think the use of the word 'copy' is broadly overused. I wasn't around during said incidents, but as far as I can see, you're a very versatile artist who can jugle multiple styles well, a trait I enjoy and respect very much. Drop me a note sometime, I'd like to get to know you better.

Keppit Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005
Well no matter what the morons think.... That picture and all other pictures you have anywhere are AMAZING. You are an inspiration and a wonderful person. I only wish that I was as good as you and I know that there are others out there that feel the same way... even those morons that have no idea how much harm they cause when they open their mouths and slam the very people that they wish they could be.

Please don't stop drawing. :heart: Please don't leave. :heart:
sspulsa Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
Dont be scared, hun!
I think you are an amazing artist and you are one of my favorites. Ive browsed through your gallery many times and always loved your images. You could call me a stalker but... a nice stalker though ;)

Hope you will feel better!
-Heidis a.k.a sspulsa

This pic is fucking amazing :jawdrop:
The expressions are just... wow!
Mysty-Phantom Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
People accused you of stealing?! Good grief, do they need their eyes checked. Perhaps they were jealous of how well you draw... that's uncalled for though.
Perhaps if you just got a big cyber-fly swatter and swatted all those nasties away you'd feel better...?
Nevertheless, you are a wonderful artist! Don't let those horrible people get ya down.
masterkitsune Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005  Student General Artist
cool, dude! r u gonna color it?
JustifiedFaith Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
Random idiots that blame untrue things about you. T.T They can burn in the Bowels of Hell for all I care.

Being an artist should give you the freedom and ability to use art as a way to express feelings, to let go of stress, to enjoy, or to make money; though, art should be used more of a career than that of a job.
It's amazing how people could think of you as a thief. You work hard when you draw- you are one of the most brilliant artists I have ever seen. And yet, you get this shit that people just throw at you? You don't deserve it. No artist does.

So screw those bitches who bother you. I'm only 12, and yet, I beat down those people savagely who turn crap on me. x3 It gives me a sense of power that I can have over MY images, in which, people have no say in why, how, what, or when I do. Art is a freedom; a state of mind, something used as a hobby, a career, something you do to enjoy.

I can relate to this picture. >.> Only.. the ghosts are blood-sucking zombies throwing up infected saliva and blood on me. -twitchspasm- xD

Anyway, I hope you do upload more. I truly enjoy watching you; with your creative and brilliantly drawn art. However, this is your life, your descicions.

I'm just here to help you; and I'm sure there are hundreds of other people who are willing to back you up as well.
aluinn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
:tears: oh Nanook!!!! :hug: I'm so sorry you feel that way, your art is amazing and you have a most splendid talent and gift. I can't believe anyone would do anything to hurt you- that's terrible!!! I can't imagine what that's like!! I'm not nearly as good an artist as you, and I have no 'attackers', so they're probably just dorks looking for some cheap thrills at the expence of other's feelings.

:hug: I really hope you feel better, it's such an awful thing to be scared to show off your talented works of art :P
pennies Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
i think your art is schweet. :heart: please don't stop drawing! i know i don't comment often but thats only because i have about 87123671 new deviations to see in my messages. ^^;

anyway, hope you'll get to feel the freedom of art again! (luving this pic by the way. :D :love: )
deeed Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
Hey Nanook,
You know I always consider you alot more talanted than a simple sketch artist or doodler. You have talent my friend! Plenty of it!! And it would indeed be a shame to not see another piece from because of the fear of negative response. I've never considered you a thief or a copycat. When I see your work I see YOUR work. To me it's instantly recognisable as 'Nanookism'. And in that case it must be a style of your own.

And all that aside, you are a terrific person! So terribly kind, compassionate and fun to talk to. You have a sense of humor and a sense of being realistic too. All in all a delight to know and be known by. THAT is what puts you well out of the box labeled 'immoral thieves and talentless copycats'.
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