We mostly see the art that makes it, that are big hitters. But what we don't see is thousands of artists who never get any recognition for their efforts, never get any response. And they keep trucking because they're making stuff they love, because they want to see their worlds and ideas take shape.
I've spent years posting my art to near zero response and it used to kill me. But I can't rely on external sources of validation. It's nice and a bonus when it happens, but I gotta make art for myself. To have fun and enjoy the end result.
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