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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'.
FakePlasticQuinn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
Awww. *snugs Nookie* Please do not be scared, for your art is one of the things I look forward to seeing everyday. It would sadden me greatly to never see your DA updated, never see another new Nookie piece. If anyone is a bastard to you, just tell me and I will eat them, yes I will. *Grrr Ruff Snarl*
yoi Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
Please don't be afraid. ;_; There's so much more people who love your art than those who "point out the similarities". I don't know about your artsy past, but NOW I can honestly say your style has developed in so many levels lately. I beg you, don't let the fear stop you. As you said, yes, sometimes you can't help feeling afraid, but if you STOP, I will KEEL YOU.

... what. I'm a sucker for your art. *sip sip* :3 Much love and licks, honey. I hope you get over the insecurity and keep going.
kumanor Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
I'm sorry you are feeling that way. You are not a thief. Or a copycat. Don't make bad things let you down. You have beatyful images, awesome ideas and original style. Like this piece of art, I have ever seen similar one anywhere. I hope you'll color it, even it's really pretty outlined as well :)
nanook123 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
I know, I know, but I can't help how I feel sometimes. This was just an outlet for said expressions. I will probably embody the little imps as characters I use when I need to feel tormented :3! *hugsback*
brose Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
I think your art is gorgeous, regardless of what others might say. o__O
nanook123 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
thank you :D
thepariah-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
A theif and a copycat is something you are not. Ever. There may be people out there who may accuse you, Nanook, but you can be sure that there are FAR more people who will back you up. Look at your watch list. The proof is there. No one should ever be afraid to share such beautiful art as yours.

Your style is something different than others. There is no one who can prove you would ever do such a thing as copy, because proof of something doesn't exist if it never happened.

Don't be afraid to post. You are admired by many of us here, including me. Seeing your artwork makes me work harder at mine. Don't give up, hun. Your friends are here for you.
nanook123 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
See, my theory is this, if your art is similar to others, others will point out similarities. It always urked me that people couldn't see the differences in my work. Everytime I do a piece now I change something, froma way that i used to do it, to a new way, that only I really know. and I never know what I change till i'm in the process of drawing/coloring. The last two pieces I've changed my shading style, and even the eye style.

But I'm afraid that I will probably always be afriad of posting stuff...because no matter what it's still not up to my standard.
thepariah-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
Well, I can sure see the difference between your works and others. It's hard to really find the right words to say. It's always good to be the best you can be, but it's also good to relax a little, too. I know it's hard after your past experiences, and it can't be expected of you to just forget what's happened.

Change is something that can either be bad or good. It's up to you to decide which direction you will go. But you can know the you have the support of many like me and others on DA. :butterflytwo:
Rahyie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
This is shot cool!I dunno why but I want to praticing color it!
transientday Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
Aaww...*pats u on the back* I was called a lier and a cheater at times...okay, I do cheat, but only on videogames for the Cube I swear! And for all those people who label others with bad names... *grabs a bazooka and quickly glances around 4 the name-calling people* Hmm... *puts up a sign that says:

NEVER call me, my friends, or people I admire (in artwork) bad names or your @$$ is gonna get loaded with a bazoo-blast!!!

>:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

P.S.--Have a nice day!*
nanook123 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
LOL you won't need to do anything like that X3

I'm certain that no matter what there will always be people that call us all something, be it copycat, thief, inspirationalist, or ANYTHING ELSE. It's a little annoying that people need to resort to such means to get a point across, but with everyone's help i'm getting thru it :D

thank you D D:D
transientday Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
You're welcome! ^_^
VanillaKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
thats terrible ;;

I dont see why people would accuse you of copying,you have your own unique style. ;o; At least thats what i think and thats why you're one of my favorite artists ;w; <3

You should ignore those who accuse you and dont think your art is good enough,because there are people out there who enjoy your stuff,i know i do <33

I know it'll be hard trying to face that in the position you're in now,but..thats all i can say,is to try and move on without those things people say in your way....buttt....if you need someone to talk to or just anything,you can always message me if you like. .w.

And this pic..i really love it,especially the expression <3
nanook123 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
Thankyoubunches. *curlsuponyou* I will adhere to the advice given on this pic. *glomp* thanks again!
VanillaKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
You're welcome x3
Catwiz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
I know exactly how you feel. But you my friend, are much better then I, a small, insignifigant little 14-y, will be in the far future. I have been accused of copying, of drawing, the same boring crap, and I still somehow draw. I hope you will find some solace in the fatc that I, and so many others, admire and adore you and your work. I guess that's all I can say.
nanook123 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
You're not insignifigant. NO MATTER YOUR AGE!!! Thank you for your kind words though. :D
toasterfrog67 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
I'm scared of that happening to me too. I still upload the deviations, but if I see a comment from someone new, I'm terrified to look at it just in case they start insulting me or accusing me... Not critiques, but really being mean. A couple of months back, I was attacked quite a lot to the point where I was crying (in real life). It's a horrible feeling for anyone to be living with. I think your picture captured the feeling perfectly, I couldn't have depicted it better myself.
nanook123 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
<3 you have great work!! don't let people bring ya down!! if you do then you're not better than me X3
Capanui-Island Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
I can't believe people treat you like that... I only recently started watching you, and I've gotten the impression that you're a wonderful person, not some lowly idiot taking other people's work... Chances are that some of them have had art stolen, and are now paranoid that you might be copying them... The message in this picture is very powerful...
kitti-kat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005   Traditional Artist
woah this is nice the expressions on the nightmare thing tells me to run or die -.- and the expression on the characters face is saying get these things away from meeeee i can definatly feel these expressions
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