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What My Art Means To Me

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 30, 2012, 3:05 PM
"Why are you an artist? What gives art to you, and how serious is it for you to be an artist?"

When I was a little girl, I would often entertain myself by daydreaming.  I would dream up characters and then imagine them going on adventures.  These characters grew close to my heart.  One day, when I was about 7 or 8, I started thinking.  I realized that my characters weren't real.  They existed solely in my mind and they would never have any claim in the real world.  I was very depressed and as my young mind began trying to resolve this dilemma, I had an epiphany.  Characters in movies, cartoons, and books are also not real, but they hold a place in the hearts of so many people that it is like they are real.  I determined then that I would find a way to make my characters real.  That is my dream.

That being said:
Why am I an artist?  I am an artist because art provides me with a way to bring my beloved characters to life.  They live when they are on paper.
What gives art to me? I am inspired by a multitude of things.  Generally I would say that my characters inspire me, but that would not be the whole truth.  My characters and their stories are inspired by the world.  Powerful music, a gentle breeze, a heartbreaking story, and even the art of others, all of these things inspire me.  These little inspirations help me to grow and by extension help my characters to grow.  It is this growth that gives me ideas for my art.
How serious is it for me to be an artist?  My ultimate goal is to bring my characters and stories to life.  Art plays an important role, but it is not my only outlet.  I also enjoy writing stories about my characters.  My greatest dream would be to combine the two mediums.  So how important is art to me?  Art is extremely important, just as writing is.  They are essential to achieving my greatest dream.

:iconsoujisetah: <---This was in response to her journal. galerianxkadaj-ii.deviantart.c…

Ten Things About Me

Inspired by:
~Fairytales and other stories
~Other Cultures

~Perfecting my dream art style (highly detail/ anime-inspired/ semi-realistic)
~Writing a book based off the worlds and characters I have created
~Falling in love with a man and getting married

~Making things

~Being interrupted

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Winter Lopez
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I'm not anyone special. I just enjoy drawing and writing because it enables me to bring my stories and characters to life.

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Mistgod Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, thank for the watch I appreciate it a lot!  Right back at ya! :D
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MelianOfMist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves and the watch! :heart:
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Droakir Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for all of the faves! :heart:
Droakir Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
Droakir Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great stuff, Winter!
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