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i heard many people tell me that they want to make comics, they want to write them they want to draw them... but when i ask them why they don't have samples ready,  it is always a barrage of excuses.

so this year, on san diego comic con i met a guy that just in one simple swoop destroyed my patience for excuses.
meet Larime Taylor
:iconlarime:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…

you go here, you see this video... and you ask yourselves, do you want it hard enough.

this man is a storyteller at heart. his cmic is an intense  one, really cool and i recommend it it is available for preorder, a voice in the dark. it is out in november.  i don't usually promote  stuf, rarely even my own, but i want to promote this because this man deserves it!

so stop looking for excuses, stop trying to find reasons why it cant be done, start working on ways to get it done.
you have one life... if you want to be a storyteller , be it! be a writer , be an artist, be what you always wanted to be.

dont give up. you will hit those walls, they will be frustrating. but take it from me, i was self taught, and all you truly need is  perseverance and discipline, and if you dont take it from me, take it from Larime!
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:iconcrypticmachine:
CrypticMachine Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for sharing this.I need to read this every now and then. ;3
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DaphfloconMojo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Filmographer
I learned through many years that nothing will be done if you don't do anything.

I have starting a comic as a hobbie, to see if I would like it, and indeed, I enjoyed. I enjoyed so much that it is my main focus since two years. I am looking to improve and restart my comic made two years ago to make it as perfect as possible. I am looking for critiques everytime I can get some, and take notes of every comments.

I am ready to do it. I want to do it!

:)
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BatmanBrony Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student General Artist
I know this is old, but Larime *really* needs a signal boost! 

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CookeyxJar Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A good friend of mine sent me a link to your journal, although they have been inspirational, I still can't get out of the slump I've been experiencing. It's not so much of an art block per say, it just that I've been frustrated with my drawings. I've never felt the satisfation of a completed artwork, whenever I see my drawings, I feel disappointed...The proportions are off, the eyes are crooked and overall just plain obscure and weird. No matter how many times I try I never seem to get them right. I never used guidelines to draw ever before in my life and the thought of learning a new ways to draw from scratch or coming up with a new style makes me fearful and wants me stop dead in my tracks. Art used to be my healing remedy for my low self-esteem and low self-confidence, but now recently it has been working against me rather than for me.....Right now, due the fact my passion for my favourite pastime is completely lost, and currently thinking of leaving dA........I don't know what to do anymore....But, if I stay I feel like I'm going to hurt myself...You can go to my profile and go to my gallery to check it out if you like....Don't expect anything amazing.
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GrayskullPrime Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of those instances when I needed to hear something and just happened to stumble across it.
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thausgt Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Thundering ELEPHANTS! I believe that I shall spread the word about this artist!
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PewterKat Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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JelenaEllethil Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kada umetnik poput vas ovo kaze onda to dode kao hladan tus i otreznjene za mnoge mlade glave i umetnike koji tek treba da se razviju ali zbog ovog ili onog to odlazu. Kratno direktno i posve inspirativno. 
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Treysonk Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That... Was exactly what I needed. I have been beating myself up over making a comic lately. One I've had in the works for years now, completely plotted out... But not on paper. I have to just get over my excuses and get to work. Maybe my skill isn't where I want it to be but it's what I have so why not use it. Thank you for sharing this. It's exactly the push I needed
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ShoukKirishimao Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Inspiring! I admit to making excuses, except mines for manga. I made the story board of one but I never got around to finishing it. Le excuses.

1) Not that good of a artist yet
2) STUPID SCHOOL
3) I'm anatomy clueless
4) I'm being attacked by a killer banana, disguised as a Apple disguised as Tobi disguised as Madara disguised as Obito........ srry if you don't get it O.o
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sweetberry146 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Ummmm.
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fragcomics Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Checked him out. It's amazing what people can achieve!
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Um-fromumbridge Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Very well said... And this goes for any challenge in life... Excuses give a person a reason to be lazy, an escape to not even try. Nothing of any value or reward will come easy. People can wait forever for something to fall in their lap or get out there and try, work, do, and succeed!
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AlrikN Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Thank you for writing and sharing this.
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AuroraLaLune Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed. i should re draw into digital the old comic i did in high school. everyone else thought i was a great drawer and i had art honors and all that... -.- ... but looking at it im horrified at the mistakes i made then that i would not make now. lol perhaps i will re draw "forbidden child, forbidden quest" but at the same time id also have to decide that first. i lost some of the paper from it so how to fill in the blanks where the pages are missing, etc... so it will take a while. because i want to get everything as close as possible but with better artwork. :) i still have some of the frames id done for a concept for a sequel. THAT i never finished. life happened but i have the story pretty far and i have my old outline for it so... i might. :) as it stands though i admit i also might not. it held many personal trials in it even though they were put abstractly and in a fantasy format... so i always hesitated to share it. oh and i admit it, i want to get better at digital art first. to this point im not very good at black and white and i feel getting better at that will help my artwork overall anyway. i used to be a traditional artist and was all my life... i wouldn't even touch paint on the computer... so its still something that takes more effort that traditional art. so i have to be careful and besides, just for old times sakes, i want to re draw it by hand first. :)
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Nuggeting Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Inspiring words, I must say.
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FabulousEmma Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student General Artist
At school my class is being separated In Groups of four and we're making comics about how america was made.

I'm being the artistic director
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Stevebot-7 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Now that's something.  I just ordered his book and he sent me an email response thanking me within a few minutes.  I wasn't expecting that, he seems like a great guy.
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SJDude Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
I don't make excuses, I just make very elaborate reasons for why I never became an international space crime fighter with super powers. Doesn't everybody?
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Teryster Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Excuses excuses...
THAT shouldn't stop you.
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SJDude Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
And what is "THAT?"

SO MANY QUESTIONS
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SJDude Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Stop me from what?
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:iconteryster:
Teryster Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student General Artist
From becoming international space crime fighter with super powers.
THAT being excuses.
You got it in ya, dude. Make your dreams a reality.
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SJDude Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Ok. You'll see me in the news shortly.
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vampeer1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
a true dedicated artist he is :bow: i have nothing but admiration for this comic book artist, Larime Taylor, as he is called. great success man!
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Briel7 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy mother of god O_o this guy is AWESOME !!!
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Strudel--Cutie4427 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013   Writer

You don't like excuses, but because I'm tired and therefor in a random mood, that's what I'm dishing out :XD:

 

My excuses are three:

1) I procrastinate - terribly! ((Hey, at least I'm honest - but I have been working at that, and I'm doing a lot less of it lately))

2) I am trying to finish 7+ storylines at once, in writing, art and animations, each with their own cast of characters. ((Not to mention my plush-making and fanart/fanfic hobby :XD:)) Each take up a lot of time, but I'm slowly getting there.

3) I get stuck easily, so if I ever do, I give it a week ((and work on something else)) then return to what I was doing.

 

I mean, sure, I could easily make up a barrage of excuses - I'm retarded ((So? I have been my whole life, why does that hinder me aside from having to make sure it makes sense to others? ...Okay and having no sense of time management XD)), my laptop is crappy ((Yeah I can't open Microsoft Word like EVER, but that's why I borrow my mom's laptop)), people keep dying ((Sad as it is, death is a part of life. I mean sure, having two funerals in one month isn't easy in the least, but that's why I keep myself busy, because it's too sad otherwise)), and a million other excuses, but at the end of the day - it's my fault for overloading myself on work. :shrug:

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OTTO149 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've got every one of those things that you've got, plus quite a few more. For one thing, I like to think of myself as brilliant, but the stuff I actually write isn't necessarily as brilliant as I am, so I never finish it. And of course, being a genius, I am constantly flooded with new ideas and other ways of doing things, so I never get finished. Also, sometimes it gets so difficult to keep going that I just can't stand the pain, so I never finish... I think I can relate... I've tried writing minimal "stories", like Bob went to the store to buy cat food, Bob buys the cat food, Bob goes home, The End... Nope! I can't even finish those, for all the same aforementioned reasons. 

Oh, and there's one more. I'm used to creating certain things, so when I have to follow the discipline of a story, I am forced outside of my comfort zone into creating things I'm not familiar with, so I don't finish...
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Strudel--Cutie4427 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013   Writer
Yeah I know the comfort zone thing, I have a few characters that challenge that no end...
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deli73123 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student General Artist
At least you admit that it's your fault ;)
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SJDude Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
It's actually your fault. 'Inception noise'
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deli73123 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Wut?
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SJDude Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
Nothing, nothing. I tried to make a funny. XD
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deli73123 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student General Artist
It was =P
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Densetsu1000 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing inspiration for us all to look upon and use! :)
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ReluctantZombie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I don't usually fave journals, but I'm faving this one because I needed to see it.
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itchcrotch Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You speak the truth my brother!
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alorix Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
You are my favorite inspirational artist! I love every word you say. 
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very inspirational :)
I always thought I couldn't do real art because my wrist was that badly injured. Now I'm willing to reconsider :)
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hairballOne Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Good call! Thanks for the reminder! I'm dealing with a dying family member, (terminal cancer), family life, full-time job, and a barrage of other "excuses", but just today I was thinking the exact same thing.  Life is short.  Keep working, keep loving what you do, and something will come of it.  I appreciate the outside reminder. :)
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nebezial Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
also i am very sorry for your family memeber...i had some experience :(
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nebezial Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
terminal cancer in the family is not an excuse... full time job ....i did 2 at the same time while drawing...and dealing with family stuff myself.. along with a  case of terminal cancer..(unfortunately it is a far more often thing than one would wish...) however i dont consider those to be excuses.

those are lifes punches we all face them in some form or another. they are often brutal, and quite merciless...

you know well what excuses are. in todays society we all know what they are... excuse is saying you really want to create something , but you just cant find that pesky time...however time is found for gaming, for  internet browsing, often for hours a day...watching a rerun of something you have seen many times over while lazily tossing a glance at the tools of ones desired trade and just thinking...soon...

it is about the bullshit. about saying  i want to do something and then just keepin up with inventing new reasons why it is not getting done.

this journals purpose is to get people to face their own desire. do they want it and are they willing to put up the effort to do it.
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hairballOne Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I hear ya! Thanks.

Yeah, I agree there are a lot of time-wasting excuses out there. 

But I do feel 'too exhausted' to do things these days, and that can eventually become a bit of an excuse as well.  Life will knock you down.  Sometimes all we can do is get back up.  But then, sounds like you've been through it as well.  Again, thanks for the motivational talk.  Knowing others have been through tough times is helpful.

Keep up the great work!
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Kwentaro Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Bravo!
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LutherTaylor Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
in your opinion, is doing studies to acquire a competent level with colour anatomy and landscapes/design from imagination alone, an excuse to not be creating stories, even though that is the goal of doing said studies.
some people say if art was easy they'd quit, but I want art to be easy so I can get to creating my stories, so until then I study, and create sketches to see where I am. 
I'm used to the idea that it will take years before I can achieve the level  i want. 
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nebezial Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
thats not making excuses thats doing the grindwork. that is being realistic about your abilities and working on improving them.

you are not coming to a comic company with 5 sketches saying you can do much more.

you are working hard to be able to do what you want to do. and that, my friend, is the best way to do it! :)
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LutherTaylor Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:') thank you for the response. sounds silly but affirmations from people that inspire you can go a super long way!
I'll stay on the path and hopefully get to meet you via my art taking me places :) <3 lol
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drkflo1304 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Well said friend. I admire you not only for standing up for this man, but also for being a living example of what happens when you never give up.
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LuciDeVille Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow this is amazing. It's too bad that the project is already over. I would have totally funded him and then pimped his page out as well. He brings hope that I can succeed in what I'm doing. 
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WesleyRiot Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
yeah but.... you see..... the thing is.....

nawp cant argue with that
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