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By the way! I'll be going to the LoK/A:TLA gallery on Saturday!


I think I do deserve some amount of bragging rights…

For the longest time during my childhood, I had tried my hardest to struggle to be recognized for or by my art. Like everyone else, I had continuously compared myself to others, and seeing the girls I went to high school with have so much more capability than me was infuriating. I'm not going to lie; I have seriously been jealous of their abilities and always tried to apply myself in a different direction to find an art and a style that not only appealed to me, but that I thought would appeal to a lot of people. Sometimes, even when I tried conforming, nothing happened. I recognize that everyone has a different style and a very different fact that even if someone thinks what you've made is cool, they still wouldn't go through the trouble of liking or sharing it. That's just how people function. After so many years, I had gotten used to it. I tried to change myself so much, but at one point, I realized changing myself wasn't worth it anymore. Mostly now, I just try to do what I want to do. Stick to experimentation for me because I want to improve my own ability to do something.

Although what happened is basically a small-scale cameo, it makes me unbelievably happy to know at some point my work was received by one of the creators of a cartoon so important to me in my childhood and now. When I realize that it had also been recognized as "worthy" enough [or just the right amount of creepy, if you take into consideration how the episode went, lol] to appear, my ecstaticism increases by leaps and bounds. Honestly, staying a part of the art community and continuing art, as much as I love it, has been one of the most painful things for me. I was recognized as good or great at drawing by some [just family and friends, and at that point, no matter how true and sincere they are, you guiltily feel like it was just under obligation], but the people I had always wanted to appeal to [really the masses] hardly gave me the time of day. It's extremely difficult to continue doing something when you don't get recognition from putting your all in.

From what I hear and see with other people--other artists [visual, literary, musical, performing]--they still have that sentiment: that their stuff is not "good enough." It would be so much easier if what you make could reach the people that would sincerely show their appreciation for your creation, but that's not how the world runs, obviously. The best thing to do that had taken me a long time to realize is to keep going at it so long as it makes you happy. You shouldn't use "likes," "faves," or "shares" dictate what you want to do. It's one of the most difficult things, but it is also so important.

I say this a lot, but it's because I really mean it and don't really know many other ways to convey it, but thanks for following me, and thanks for your quiet support.


My current want-to-do list:
:bulletwhite: Make Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles fanart
:bulletwhite: wcb [ft, se, o/g]
:bulletwhite: Finish the completed anime on my watch list
  • Listening to: Highway Blues
  • Eating: White Chocolate Pistachio Cookies


Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Nicknames: Saku, Meli, Choumi, luvli
Pixiv [just to look at other artists' works]: sayu-x
Commissions: OPEN

Past tumblr URL's: luvlix3, marsmelloh, choumitsu

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xXSparkKittyArtistXx Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
a friend forwarded me a picture of an adorable Bolin doll made by luvliX3 ondeviantArt. 
That is you,
luvliX3 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry for the late response, I've only just read your message, but it made me very happy. Thank you for your comment! 
xXSparkKittyArtistXx Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
of course! I really loved your ideas can't express it through words
Tardermon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Cute gallery! >v<
Freespirit81 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the llama! :)
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:blowkiss: Hello! I'm going through favorites I've missed in the past and thanking people, so bear with me for taking so long to give a personal reply.
:iconrubcheeksplz: Thank you SO much for your support by adding my first daily deviation to your favorites back in 2012. :giggle: A long time ago, I know! But I had to thank you sometime!

This is a formal invitation to come and see where my gallery has gone since then, since I believe I've vastly improved. :love: If you don't care for it no harm done and I won't bother you anymore. :D
luvliX3 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for taking the time to message me. I will! 
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:blowkiss: Thanks for considering me!
kalammeh Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :D
luvliX3 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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