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Do you share/upload/show to your friends etc all your art? ( if you're an artist of some sort) 

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791 deviants said No, there are some things I draw purely for myself.
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660 deviants said I plan on sharing it all but if it doesn't turn out the way I like then I don't
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465 deviants said I draw plenty but I feel like nobody else likes the same stuff so I don't bother sharing it
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304 deviants said I share it all
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89 deviants said Other (comment)

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:iconcrypticmachine:
CrypticMachine Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student General Artist
I draw a ton, but I do not post or even share everything I draw. Depending on what it is... I draw for my self often and sometimes for other people.

Things like studies,sketches from my sketchbook. I often don't share cause... A sketchbook is like a workbook. It's a place to make mistakes,have fun and figure things out. Unless people are interested in seeing my WIPs and sketches I rarely show them.. If I am working on something that I feel needs to be worked on I'll ask for a crit or someone to red line it for me.

 I don't think I have to share it unless I really want to... Gotta draw a lot of bad drawings to even be able to get good at it. I probably filled up like...ten sketchbooks and i am still not even close where I wanna be. Gotta draw a ton of drawings and gotta draw everyday... ;u; Yep.
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Fiorii Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I spam my friends on skype with art. They love it I think?
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lemondropiesluvr Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol nobody really asks or wants to see my art so I don't share it usually online, or even in real life
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AnRei-Apples Featured By Owner Edited Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
usually depends on if i remember to share it. Of course if its iffy in any way shape or form to me and it makes me want to burn it I don't share it.

I see a bunch of people commenting that they aren't very confident in their drawings. Well, I found that when I started sharing the stuff I drew my self-esteem (art wise) boosted, so i guess give it a try.
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CabooseBlue Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I always show the people around me what I'm working on as I do it, and if I can't get something to go right I bounce ideas off of my friends and in the end it helps me get my project where I want it to be. I was trying to figure out how to start one of my stories and really struggling. My brain was in the middle of the story and I wasn't sure how I wanted to start sharing the information needed to understand my world. I wrote something I wasn't very happy with and shared it with a friend in my frustration. He told me the things he liked about it and the things he was confused on or wished there was more explanation towards. I instantly wanted to explain why I chose certain things and rather than explain it to him directly, I took that desire and rewrote the beginning and had something I loved. If I hadn't had him questioning and trying to understand my idea, I would never have figured out how to explain it to my audience properly. I refuse to explain my ideas outside of text now. If they don't understand what I'm conveying, I need to go back and fix it so they do. 
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procrastinator66 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i draw things i just don't really share it to people 
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Firoru Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Well, as for me, I rarely share them. When I do, I regret it lol.

I don't think my art is great...
I started to practice again since I am rusty.
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ingymor Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never feel satisfied with my art.. or, well, very rarely. I only share thigs i find shareworthy, and even then i feel like i should take it down because no one shows any excitement for it. c:
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I only share art I'm proud of. Even if they're interested in my work, if I'm not happy with it, I flip out if they see it. xD
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Derukuhime Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I post some drawings here and there uwu none of my hand-drawn doodles doe.. those won't see the light of day unless it's for a friend and I can't contact them anywhere else
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Camilla205 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student General Artist
I usually don't show people my art unless they ask ^^ I don't have a anything against showing my art at all, but being at an art school where we have to draw all the time it's hard to hide your work from others in the first place x) I normally only upload things to deviantart which I like and what I think other people like (usually completely finished work) but I have been thinking of uploading some of my things from my sketchbook as well since I love at lot of the things in there ^^    
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TenPastMidnight Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, usually not. If people see me drawing, I show them, or I share it if I really like the drawing (which is very rare -.-).
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darkling100 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student General Artist
I usually plan on uploading and sharing pretty much all of it but then I remember.... I have no scanner and my camera is usually broken....
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iloveme264 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I draw way too much to share all of it. I pick the best of the pile, sometimes I share favorite sketches on Twitter, but there are plenty of pieces I do just for warm-up, or that didn't turn out well.
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PuniNeko-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
It depends. I always used to show all my works to my friends before :) but now i only occasionally do;) but if they want to see it, I willingly show them ;)
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Nervartius Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student General Artist
I often do art for my friends and for myself, but more often then not I tend to keep my work to myself vuv
If somebody happens to pick up any one of my sketchbooks, I won't keep them from looking at what is inside, but I will not voluntarily show them things usually.
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JediMase Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
I show my work to very, very few people that I know personally; I don't think any one person has read all my poems. Yet I upload on this site. Maybe this doesn't feel like "real life" to me (yet?). Maybe I haven't really identified myself by what I write; it tends to start like a song I can't get out of my head, except by writing down. Maybe poetry is different to visual art. Or maybe I just haven't done enough of it.
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Frostgore Featured By Owner Edited Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used to show all of my work to my inner circle friends.
Until one of them said: "You know... You showing your drawing and stuff, it's kind of annoying".
I was 12, I think.

So after that I don't really bother showing stuff I do to other people... only those that ask if I did draw something new. Then I'll gladly show it, no matter how shitty it is.
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fuegokid Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Student Filmographer
I spam them on Skype when I make things they find interesting. I let them go through my sketchbook when they ask. I only upload things on the internet that I like and don't mind strangers seeing.
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LuckyKoneko Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
depends. I put big pictures on here and show them to my friends, I show concepts to my irl best friend as well, but I don't post all my doodles - that would take FOREVER!
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OurobourosAngel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends on what I've drawn - simple little sketches I don't bother sharing unless it's good, then I'll share it on my Facebook art page along with better stuff, or something I think my friends will find funny then it's on my personal facebook page. I used to share pretty much all of it here on DA, but now that I'm improving I'm trying to keep DA for good stuff (as bit of an informal portfolio).
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nocturnaliss Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I upload here, share some on Facebook.
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KrisseyMage Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's usually sketches, I post some on tumblr/instagram but 75% of them don't see the light of day.
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ChaosReacon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It all depends on what the project is and who it was intended for
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:iconpjatofan11:
PJatOfan11 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I upload my art but don't show where I upload them to my friends or anyone I know in real life...
It's nice to get likes and comments from people but I'd be dead if anyone (irl) found my Instagram, Tumblr, etc.
TL;DR I live in fear of people finding me online haha
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Shiryobukai-Uta Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
share with who?:iconmingcryplz:
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:iconnyannomurder:
NyanNoMurder Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I show everything... except the p0rn. I tend to... uh.... experiment a lot...


mycharactershatemeforthat.
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:icontrickbit:
trickbit Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015   Digital Artist
Most of the time I just forget to upload. And I draw too much to bother sharing everything, it'd turn into spam
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Raekia12 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
most of the stuff i do upload just that when im drawing over exaggerated figures i either feel it could be interpreted very sexulized or just something along those lines
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sasu-chuu Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I SHOW YOU BECAUSE I LOVE YOU DAMMIT!
Chica Eyebrows Chat Emoticon Barlalala Meanwhile Misha 
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ailerozn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
for everything i upload/share, i've draw dozens that are crap. xD
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:iconortheka:
Ortheka Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I just kind of share it even if it doesn't get much attention. 
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qwertsan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
I'm not really an artist, not the one that draws at least. I write fanfiction, if you could consider it a form of some art (probably not). But I do share it with friends and others, but not on this site.
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JustSoAsian Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Sometimes I just scribble, if their good scribbles I show my friends, thats about it 
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:iconoudatchi:
Oudatchi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I never share to my friends my art (or very rarely) , excepted if they're concerned by it. (example: I started to draw one thing about something that made us laugh etc.)
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OchaMeansTea Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i would want to share all but i make too many, so no i dont share all because i don't want to spam X'D 
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Hergman Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
i WANT to upload art but since i feel its the occasion for me to write about my  world, i feel i need to write a wall lenght of stuff

but i feel too lazy to do that so i don't upload
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SquirrelGirl15 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If I draw a finished piece and it turns out well, I'll usually share it on facebook or instagram.  A lot of the time I will take progress shots on snapchat and share it with my friends if I think they would be interested in seeing it (based on the subject I'm drawing).  I show my immediate family almost everything I draw.
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SugarBubbles2000 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
On the Internet I do ^^ But in real life.. I NEVER really show my artwork to anyone unless it's school related.
If I'm speaking to someone on dA and mention a sketch/doodle I did, I post it on my scraps for them to see and generally for anyone else who is interested. I prefer uploading finished pictures though.
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SongbirdInShadow Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
There are some things that I do for projects and commissions and such that I cannot share and then there are a lot of things that I'm not happy with.
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Strawberryluv42 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I share when I remember too :) 
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StuffedPolarFox Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm too anxious to share my artwork often. I'd get scared my friends would think I'm a showoff if I'd share my artworks all the time :/
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barotai Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I put most of my drawings on DeviantArt, because I draw as a hobby. Might as well let others see what I've made.
Of course, I don't have a lot in my "art" section because most if not all of it is not actual art, more like scraps... :P
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Time-013 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
I honestly don't care if any of my friends see my artwork. :shrug:
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Mirrixor Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
If I'm very happy with the outcome of a work, I rethink about putting it on the internet, because of theft and other stuff. Therefor, my best work is most of the time not online, just in case. I'm working on my own website though, who gives you some protection, with copyrights, which sites like DA, tumblr, facebook and other stuff does not have.
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Wtorek95 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I usually do not share my works with my freinds because I'm never happy with them, and most of my friends don;t draw at all, so I can not seek help with my outcomes, so I don't bother them with wailing on my poor skills. :)

How about you?
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Fluffy-Okami Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I show my friends pretty much anything I draw (which is sadly just character designs I never draw again 99% of the time).  If I am personally really unhappy with how something turns out I don't bother sharing it, but sometimes a friend can point out something that really helps turn it around. :)
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Rosyan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Student General Artist
I share all my finished pieces, and most of my sketches too. Though I don't bother all of them, since I skecth a lot and it would be pain in the butt to scan and edit everything. I just pic the best.
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Ozai-Fanatic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I share what I like, but in the end I'm extremely lazy.
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DarkWolfFire Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I will usually post my finished stuff on dA then share it to my facebook and tumblr to show to my friends easier... And I'll draw things for jokes with friends which I only end up emailing to them. I like to share my stuff enough though no one ends up talking about it, but when I see my friends later and art comes up they get all 'omg it's to great' and I get confused .-.
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