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anotakuami Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
@04:36This inspires me to try harder and to not give up. I pretty much have gone into 'sleep mode' somewhat but I've now trying to revive myself, and thanks to your vid, I can. ^^
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AJAiken Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
@04:46Wow. Thanks. I've been told this before, but the Pixar reference is going to be harder to forget!
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elitex2211 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@04:39ude you inspired me here..now i know for shure..i have to keep trying..thanks mate ...really i own you one...if ya ever need someone forr something ..:D
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elitex2211 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@00:48lol lucky XD
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DiskHoax Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
@00:0200:02 luxo jr.
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jmirman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're doing great, keep it up, but stay away from my cat!
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I am making these videos where I explain how I think about living as an artist. What keeps me moving, what keeps me working, and how I don't give up. This first one has been viewed over 35k times at its original source, and I've seen people on deviantart talk about it already, so I thought try and spread the word here some more.

I hope you get something out of it, let me know if you do.

Subscribe to my youtube account for more vids?

Or you could follow me on twitter or something! I'd appreciate it ;-)
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TheStoreClerk Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Twelve years?:sunglasses: revamp CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

...But seriously, this is good.

Thank you:)
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ehoustoun Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I really appreciate this video, you've really got your head in the right place. The one thing I'd say is that there is one component missing from your equation, which is to keep striving to be better. If you apply your logic and someone keeps persevering but not growing, the odds of that break out happening aren't too great. You've got to stay the course it's true, but you've also got to keep improving your craft and learning from mistakes.
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DanikYaroslavTomyn Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have nothing more to say than thank you and great job putting it all into perspective. =)
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BADU4LIFE Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Man To find this Video on this page speaking so much sense u pretty summed up, my life up until the time I left Uni 6 years ago, so in theory i've got siz years to make it...well to be honest for me I dont think u can put a time limit on success but what reigns true to what your saying is, the whole story with pixar, and making it big show bizz and all that oh yh yep could agree more thats why i cant stommach x factor, its so artifically fake, and whack but still ur vid was a good watch and the animatic was nice good work, and nice words thanx for sharing i hope u keep true to what u wanna do dude.

peace ;)
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anotakuami Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
@04:36This inspires me to try harder and to not give up. I pretty much have gone into 'sleep mode' somewhat but I've now trying to revive myself, and thanks to your vid, I can. ^^
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AJAiken Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
@04:46Wow. Thanks. I've been told this before, but the Pixar reference is going to be harder to forget!
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elitex2211 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@04:39ude you inspired me here..now i know for shure..i have to keep trying..thanks mate ...really i own you one...if ya ever need someone forr something ..:D
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elitex2211 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
@00:48lol lucky XD
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JustBeforeTheDawn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
I really like this. Not only because it's inspiring, but because it's realistic as well. You're up front with that - it DOES take a long time to make it. But it doesn't mean give up. Wonderful.
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jmirman Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Sometimes it's like... It might not happen until you're old and grey. And if some people ask "Would you want it late rather than not at all?" Quite a lot will not want to wait.
Western civilization likes to focus on iiinssstant success, or short term destinations, rather than long term.

To be honest, the idea of working for all of this and only leaving a dent when I'm 80, is a little scary. But then that might be more of a fear over lack of control. All of us can control the strokes of our brush, and to leave something so huge out of our control might be scarier than the time part.
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MoonlightWillow6 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011   Writer
@04:46Thanks... I needed to hear something like that....

:)
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Hato Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
@04:46This is so inspiring, I want to be an animator for Pixar one day and I know I will always come back and watch this to keep my spirits high!
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jmirman Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
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psychickitten Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
@04:46Thank you so much for this video.

Some people might not think it but as a writer, I am also an artist and right now, I am going through the difficult climb of finding a job and getting my short stories/novel publishes. And it's downright frustrating. I think of some people who have such great talent or have published at a young age (the author of Eragon was 16 or 18, I can't remember, and the author of PS I Love You was 21), and I feel like a failure, like I did not work hard enough or my writing isn't that good.

But this video puts it into perspective. It may take 12 years for me to write something but damn is that thing gonna be good. It may take a while for someone to recognize my talents or I may need to improve but in either case, I can do it and I am not a failure. While it may take a while for me to get a job or for someone to publish my writing, I am gonna keep trying

Thanks for the advice! It's easy to forget that it takes time to be successful.
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DiskHoax Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
@00:0200:02 luxo jr.
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LockheartDiamond Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
@04:46Thank you. Thank you so much. I think I'm going to show this to a lot of people, yes yes yes...
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jmirman Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
@04:46I'm glad.
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Romulennon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student General Artist
That is so true! Gah I love this video! It is very inspiring.
Yeah, the art industry is unfortunate in the way it can take the best part of a lifetime to receive recognition. And then some of the artists who are recognized early on suck. Gotta keep working at it I spose!
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LyssieMil Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
@04:46You are extremely inspirational ;)
~Chieko
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jmirman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
@04:46Thanks. I'm glad. :)
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LyssieMil Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
@04:46No problem! :D
~Chieko
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AngelicCarrot Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
@04:46This is amazingly inspiring. :) It's true, that you can't just sit on your ass waiting to get famous... currently I'm doing my best to improve and network my art.
Like Pixar we should all be happy with the small creative jobs we get :D It's not much at first but with hard work we can all be art gods!
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Rhealm Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
@04:46....I love this. I went 'awwww' at my desk. Very inspiring, thank you for making this video. <3
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42luna Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student
@11:00that was so cool. I needed to hear that too.
I'm in art school right now and I have a been told by my computer animation teacher that average animator will last 10 years before they burn out from the work. So that's just more proof that its hard to make it. good luck to you and your art:D
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jmirman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yikes. Maybe that means a lot of computer animators need to approach their career in different ways so that they either don't burn out, or just evolve their craft to something different (or new?)
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42luna Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student
its a stressful job my teacher archly last 12 years in the business (10 at Dream works I think) and now is teaching us and doing freelance work on the side.

in fact even more prof is how many people graduate from my school, out of all the majors we have, computer animation students(C.A.) droop out or switch majors the most. heck the fist day I started the told us that if 100 student wear in C.A. only 20 would graduate in the next 4 years.

But I'm not worried I like A challenge :w00t:

P.S.

would you mind taking a look of what I put up so far? I would like to get your opinion of how I'm doing^^;
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jmirman Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're doing great, keep it up, but stay away from my cat!
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FreeToObsess2FMA Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student General Artist
@04:46Thanks for lifting up my spirits with an encouraging video. I SHALL NOT GIVE UP!!!!
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Mo8 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Heh, whenever I'm in a rut I'm just gonna play this. Thanks :)
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p-r-i-a-p-u-s Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks alot man, I needed this. Really appreciate the effort you put into this. I will never forget this man. (I HOPES!)

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!
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jmirman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it!
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GuilherMCosta Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
THANK YOU!!!
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GuilherMCosta Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
@04:46THANK YOU!!!!!
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LightlyBow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student
@04:46Thank you! More motivation!
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jmirman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
@04:46I did make a few more!
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Vypor Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
@04:46It's not often that you find a deviation not only well put together, but inspiring in so many definitions of the word.

I've always wanted to make it big. But I lack patience.
This has always been my weak spot, though in many many cases, it is the path to success.

You've just reminded me of that. Perhaps I should try a bit harder again.
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jmirman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
@04:46It's hard to "keep on trucking" when there's so many other elements out there that pushes us back.
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Vypor Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
@04:46True that, true that indeed.
I feel sorry for those who's parents don't approve of their artistic endeavors.

I can't imagine what trucking in creativity is like with that kind of pressure.
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jmirman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
@04:46It's very very difficult.
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:iconvypor:
Vypor Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
@04:46You been there before?
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jmirman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
@04:46I am lucky to say I have not. I might've went to a normal school instead of an art college if I wasn't supported!
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Vypor Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Oh dang, that would have sucked. D:

Fortunately, all of my family except for dad are basically artistic.
And even though he isn't an artist, he thinks what we do is great.
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BlizzyStorm Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@04:46ToT...
That's really inspiring! GAH
I will never give up! *O*
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jmirman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
@04:46Good!
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
that is very awesome! :clap:

people need to be reminded that success cannot come over night, you need to work hard and continously for it :nod:
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jmirman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you liked it. I hope many people view it one day, but it seems the quick drawings I used scared many away.
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
aww, i think they are cute :B

and yeah, more people need to see that :nod:
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FabiLikesToDraw Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
@04:46you inspired me with this video!!!!!! O: :D :tighthug:
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jmirman Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
@04:46I'm glad!
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FabiLikesToDraw Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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