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How do we motivate ourselves? This month on Doodle Alley, we'll be talking about just that. Please stay tuned!

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This comics essay is part of a book called Brick by Brick, which I am now raising money to self publish on Kickstarter! Please check out the link for more details!

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erfdog10 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yeah, I realize this is about my third comment in one day, but anywho - this is totally something I do... so thanks for actually putting the thought out there. :) this is, again, awesome.
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RaptecClawtooth Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow here goes (note im not speaking native english):
-I created a world with about of 117 races drawing the front and craneal difference because the body is the same (furry/anthro type) just in case if already go to make a videogame story or comic i have a base world to work.
- i have at least 30 proyects to games and comics i which no surprise: i only have 2-3 working seriously when i can

The typical example of do goals too big beyond of your reach
however im have faith to at least end one or two of these for the simply joy to do it and if possible make the people read/play or see feel something, something they can enjoy.

still the country in im living not see this things as something valuable except this "make" money making a survival living mode of think, put aside the feelings doing your art, becoming more flat.

sometimes i like to do all this (my art/games) to be contrary to society im living and... who's know expect something explode and take all they for surprise!!
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The-Big-BB Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Wow you was reading my brain when you wrote this huh?
Thank you so much for writing, this is a problem for me, I glad for some insight to the solution.
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The-Big-BB Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
No lol
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional
Yup. I see all your brain waves... mwa ha ha.
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Autnott Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Do you realize that I discovered this because I'm currently surfing the internet, avoiding my college homework?

However, you've inspired me to be better and look at work in a completely new light.  Thank you!  
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional
Ha ha ha. that's great. You're welcome!
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hina-star Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student
I'm doing a comic and homework but sadly i feel too lazy and i don't get motivated much, but after seeing this i feel...happy :) I'm gonna do stuff now. thanks :)
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional
Do it!
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hina-star Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student
i will ^^ (sorry for late reply)
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ShadowSketched Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student
This is me with homework! I really hate doing homework the last minute, but apparently that's all I do sometimes... I've made it so much better this year though, because in the beginning it showed in my grades horrifically. It's still very hard to do something you'd rather not, today I feel like slipping into old habits though. 
Although, it's pretty bad when you put off doing things you love just to do some lazy boring things! (I actually do that sometimes, ugh)
I'm putting off homework as we speak, I should go do that now... ahgghh, gee thanks Stephen. :XD:
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional
Do you're homework! :)
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Sunny-X-Ray Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm in the exact situation now. :/
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ASleepingWillow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Ouch. That's my life, word for word. Down to the motivational stickers in front of the desk. It's a little worrying, really...
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional
I've been watching you... mwa ha hee ha....
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ASleepingWillow Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
Ouch. Story of my life, word for word. Even the little motivational stickers!
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Dude. Panel prison is great. Can't wait for this project! 
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional
Thanks bro! ME TOOOOO!
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BekaDavis Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always appreciated your comics... so honest and raw and stuff I can easily relate to. You're totally right about the "I learned to procrastinate at college" thing. I didn't realize that before but I unintentionally developed that habit too.
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional
Thanks! Yeah, I'm still working through it-- even though I draw comics about the right way to do things I often mess up. :)
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BekaDavis Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehe, I feel 'ya. I wanna make books and comics that guide and inspire other artists but feel very inadequate. ^^ ;
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional
XP ha ha!
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Katantoon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Procrastination, my number one enemy T__T
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional
totally.... you know. I'll get back to you on that when I feel like it.
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TOBproject Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Exactly u_u
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional
Yeah, I hate procrastination, it's totally....
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SpiderwebWisher Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Same here. :ugh: 
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DivineWhirlwind Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student
It's the paradox of being a dreamer, we're full of ambition and original ideas but our dreamy nature makes it hard for us to commit to them.
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional
Yeah, it's hard to translate ideas into reality.
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Emberguard Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013   General Artist
Reminds me of what I read in the bible:

Proverbs 21:25
"The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour."

It can be so hard to start work when you're used to being lazy or just not having much to do. I have a similar problem, school was great and all, but it didn't give me much to do when I got home so I got into lazy habits. Now that I've finished school when I'm home it becomes hard to motivate myself to do anything. But at work it's easier to motivate myself, less distractions and it's a place of work rather then relaxation. 

 I know a few artists fix the problem of being unable to work by working somewhere that isn't home, like a studio. 
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional
Oh man, I'd love that-- I work out of my house and it can be really tricky sometimes.
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TOBproject Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
I can identify with this so well that it scares me.

Great job, as always! Glad to see another Doodle Alley comic, they always get me thinking.
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional
THank you!
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