Suffering for your art?

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Wish
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Post by Wish »

I'm not sure if I could get behind a blood wall-writing preformance art piece like Alisin's, but today's page has made me wonder if Rumy's recent suffering will improve her artwork. Any other artists (of any ilk) out there who have been through a misery journey and were made stronger by what didn't kill you?<P>-Wish
Or I'm still alive and there's nothing I want to do.

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Scary.<P>peace
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Post by Kouban no Hakase »

Strangely enough, when I'm suffering my art isn't better-- I'm too distracted and I can't get anything done at all, art or otherwise. I doodle unproductively, and I end up torturing my characters in my doodles when I'm unhappy, but I can't really be productive.

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Post by Thor Thorvaldson, Jr »

Does working for Brainstorm Comics qualify as a misery journey? Oh, the stories I could tell... the worst pain I intentionally inflicted on myself was going a whole weekend without sleep in order to meet a deadline. I've done this several times. Not fun at all, especially when your eyes won't focus when you're trying to ink.<P>Thor

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Post by ZOMBIE USER 3167 »

I don't know about art, but I recently got a term paper on "Utopia/Dystopia" out of a polyamorous relationship that nearly fell apart on me. Everything's fine now, but it was hell for awhile, and I still get nightmares. Dunno if term papers count...but it was pretty creative of me. :x)
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