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Why do you draw ( assuming you do draw.) ??? 

51%
2,812 deviants said Its my passion, nothing gives me more joy than exploring my imagination!
29%
1,602 deviants said Its a nice way to unwind but I dont think I will take it anywhere...
10%
537 deviants said I think I'm good at it and I may as well try to use it....
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320 deviants said (other? comment)
4%
206 deviants said Its a good way to get attention and show my ideas.
1%
48 deviants said I do it because I'm pressured into doing it (family, friends, peers?)

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xXxshadowsneakxXx Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i love to draw because i love o make up action things or still life. or to just draw something cause i can :D
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Llunet1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Because I want to get better at drawing!! :3 I've always admired art and I decided to actually draw! (I mostly doodle now-days and they're so small they're not exactly worth publishing..... but it's still practice. :3)
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cabevi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
i want to show people the ideas in my head to let them see what i see there , and i really lik to draw and want to become good someday.... maybe make some money on the way ?
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DividedCookies Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know exactly why I draw :noes: I think I do this because, by this way, I can move away from the world that surrounds me. A world full of problems... More than anything corrupt ._. All the characters I did, have their own story. My character Cloudy was created in my first year of high school. They were dark times for me... ;n; Only drawing could encorage me .w.
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Mullmeister Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do it just for the fun of seeing what I can do with it.
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zats59 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Artist
i Love to draw and have amazing drawings in my head but unfortunately dont have the skills needed to bring them to life
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ghostangel98 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
I'm not very good at it, but I enjoy doodling and drawing. It's fun for me. And frustrating but mostly fun.
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nikki-nekochan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It used to be really fun for me to just draw for hours and hours back in middle school. Then it became harder and harder to find tome to do it once I got into college. I only doddle at work these days. :T
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AlfieTheCupCake Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Do It Because It's Fun and I Get Jealous Of Other Good Artist So My Wish Is To Be More Superior Over Their Art >:D MWHAHAHAHAAHA!
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Dreamer-deb Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Drawing is like a hobby for me. I can draw for the most random reasons. If I am in the mood to draw, I can continue for hours and hours without moving. However, if I am not in the mood, no matter how I am forced to do it, nothing really comes out, it's like my brain is stuck there. Well, I love drawing out what I am imagining, dreaming or thinking of. I also love showing off my artwork, though sometimes I think I didn't really do a good job. Sometimes, I am also forced into drawing for people, that's the time when I am lazy and nothing comes out. Ok, I just said a lot of random stuff.
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QwertyQmin Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
I love drawing.
I have since I was young ( A.K.A. ever since I saw The Phantom Menace <3<3)

I'm inspired to explore the bounds of my imagination and put those fantastic visions on paper. I love the way I draw. I overindulge myself with thick curves and complex designs of lines and waves.

I have these wonderful dreams of grandeur that I take into myself everyday, hoping that Jesus will suddenly pop out of the ground and give me fame and fortune. blergh....

I draw because every-time I do, I get better. I draw everyday because I need the mental stability of being able to look at something I created and like it.
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fullmetal-kakko Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
i draw because its my destiny to do it
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PandaDude17 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I kind of want to say "Its my passion, nothing gives me more joy than exploring my imagination!" but I'm also leaning towards "I think I'm good at it and I may as well try to use it...."

Idk, I draw for fun and it really does do me good when i finish a sketch or fanart for friends. I guess I also draw to bring smiles on my friends and net buddies alike :3
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ForeverFictional Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
I draw because I enjoy making art that i can be proud of :D
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mna1996 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
for fun... cuz I'm a kid:icononionxdplz:
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BoogermeisterNeema Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Others cuz it's four outta five!
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Ai-chan13 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student General Artist
4 out of 5
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cilestv Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just not that good... yet.
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EternityKX Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Everything i see, everything i feel, everything i touch, everything i smell, everything i hear, every thought and idea literally becomes a stroke or a line or a scratch and these form my work, they take a colour, a shape, a texture.... thats why i do art, if i keep them inside, i'll burst eventually :P
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KontonSuishoDobutsu Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I draw to get things off my mind
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GirlPuck Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I draw because sometimes the doodles I do on the side of my notes turn out pretty :P
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wbjn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Je dessine par rivalité, je veut prouver a un amis que dans un domaine ou il a été plus fort que moi, je peut le surpasser.
Et puis j'adore ça, l'art, tel que le dessins ou la musique sont des moyens d'expressions, tout peut y être représenté! amour, haine, beauté, laideur, éxitation, peur, passer, futur, envie, dégoût.
Je vais m’arrêter ici. Sigmund Freud es en moi. ^^
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drewkun2010 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Voted for the first option, but I must say in addition it is also a good way of showing my ideas to the world\surroundings.
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WhiteShinigami Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cuz if i don't draw and have music in my ears ALWAYS!..i die:(
it's bad disease.... so basicaly I CAN'T LIVE W/O IT D:
i did try once to imagine what i would do if i wouldn't be able to draw.. nothing came to my mind D: .... oh and yeah!...the truth is i dun wanna find a cure to this disease :XD:
art FTW!!! :la:

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"Friends...let's bring them Hell."
lol
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Astrometry Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
I love to draw, but that's not necessarily why I do. haha. I've come to find that if I don't draw I end up being a lot more stressed out. I tend to not really show most of my emotions in daily life, so when I draw I just pour all of me into it if it's something special to me and it helps even me out a bit. ^^

I know I'm not the best out there, but knowing that practice will only help me become better is part of why I draw as well.
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CatNightroad Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I draw because it's like an escape for me and I like making people happy with my art. :)
I can put myself into other worlds or times, and let loose!
I also love to improve
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limonadadelaranja Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I draw because I like to. I don't really think I'd will take my anywhere, but it's a nice way to unwind, like it's on the option, lol.
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gruaige-doiteain Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i kinda have 2. my hands wont let me not, my heart wont let me not. so i draw X3
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Krlytz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just do it because I love it <3
And at my current level, is not like I could get anything out of my drawings XDDDD
I really enjoy capture in a picture to the ideas and characters that pop up in my mind :3
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bull363 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do it to relax, and express the feelings i get through hard, arse-bass-kicking music. nuff said.
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sniper012 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
i draw becuse somtimes there is just way to much stuff going on in my life and it stesses me out. so my mind gets all bogged down and when you draw or paint it's nice 'cause you don't need to think. The thing in me head want to get out and so it just flows. it's also nice 'cause no matter what i think i'm feeling, i can look at what i just drew and it tells the truth straight from my head.
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ForelsketIDeg Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its funny and it helps me emotionally, and its a great way to run away from the real world :D
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simwicky Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
I find it interesting to draw characters' personalities, explore ideas and tell a story to others. To get on paper/computer the creativity that goes on in my mind, to see what other people think of it.
I hate to admit that I need that external approval, but it's true. :moo:
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wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Anti-boredom and it's a way to show my fantasy world (to myself and others).
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MrCrispyBread Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
its a great way to show what your about and make an idea official
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fangshinobi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
It helps get rid of stress and helps me unwind. Plus it's fun.
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refusetofall Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
because I've created a world and written it out on paper, but it needs illustrations. I'm the only one who could see the pictures in my head when I wrote the story, so I think I should be the one to draw them.
at least, that's why I started drawing. then I realized I was good at it and could make a career from art. I get a lot of fun out of it too. :)
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kistrix Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I want to have a creative job. I like drawing and my head is always making up stories, my mind is not usually "in the Earth", lol.

Problem is my current administrative job does not leave me much time! And I need it to live.
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kurotora13 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student
weeeellll..... i'm not that great, but it's a nice release from my hum-drum life. -_- I mean really, how often in real life do you see the characters one finds here or in the imagination?! Seriously though, it's good practice for building my career.
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Yaoiobsetion Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student Writer
Writing is my passion!
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Reshka Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I just do it to Draw,
I'm an Artist,

Usually make up some Album Covers, or a new charactor or just doodleing
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EllaNutella Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student General Artist
It just sorta happens. Often, I'm mesmerized by the great masters of old, and want to imitate, but sometimes I'm just too lazy to do work and sit down to draw instead. It just... happens? XD
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CrazyFoxMoon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a great way to unwind, but I'd like to be able to make use of it again somehow...
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Miranda--Rose Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Because I hated art less than a year ago, but I was on dA for the photos for a class, and started searching the art. I fell in love with it and wanted to draw like that. My talent was in the negatives. And now I'm working towards art college :D
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xxxknightangelxxx Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Its my escape...
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crowded-heart Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
also ~
am using my drawing thing to live ~
am offering wall paint ~ to people who wants their walls been painted ^^
its like job and joy in the same time ~
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Crimson-Panthera Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Cause when I was little no one wanted to be my friend so I past all the time drawing X3
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Crimson-Panthera Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Cause when I was little no one wanted to be my friend so I past all the time drawing X3
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NovaRoris Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student Artist
Drawing is, with music, my favorite way to express what I feel. Every time I feel bad, angry, sad, or extremely happy, dreamy..., I take or a piece of paper and a pen, or my guitar, and I share what I feel with the world ! =D
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TheChildInTheCorner Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
1. Because I have a lot of retarded thoughts/moments in my life and I like to share them.

2. Some ideas I like haven't been drawn yet, or have been drawn in a different way to what I originally imagined, so I draw them myself.

But in reality, I don't really draw a lot these days compared to how much I used to, simply because I rarely feel like drawing anymore over some other sort of activity. I also get pressured by a lot of people to draw, which affects me in a negative way and I lose motivation.
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