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Some months ago, during the great THU Meetup-Berlin Calling organized mostly by PapaBear and Jack Gilson, a lady in the public asked a question about our personal struggles. I think that me and the other people on stage didn't actually replied to that question properly, so I decided to write a bit about it. Brace yourselves.

Personal Struggles #1-Self Doubt

We all know it. We all suffer its dark whispers, and it has many forms.
-Is my work good enough?
-Am I doing what the client wants, or will it be a total failure?
-Should I send in my portfolio to that company?
-Why are they not replying? It's been three minutes already!
-Everybody is amazing and I suck, I'll never get my foot into the industry!
-Should I have asked for a higher rate? Damn, too late!

And many, many more. It's ever present, no matter if you're starting up, or a veteran; veterans are simply used to it, they deal with it so often that it becomes second nature, its whispers a white noise lurking behind your ear, waiting for a moment of weakness to sweetly say "you see? I told you, you'd never make it. You're not good enough".

So how do we fight such a beast?

"With heart, faith and steel. In the end there can be only one."

In other words: keep moving, keep working, keep creating. Accept the self-doubt, since it's a part of you and your passion as an artist. Neither ignore it nor deny it, simply let it whine and pass through, harmless and pityful.

Accept the fact that what you do is your passion, and you'd not be happy if you quit; accept too that, sometimes, doubt is reasonable: maybe you're not yet good enough for a certain position, or the piece you're working on needs a different approach. Base your confidence in facts, in your progress, small as it might be, and celebrate your achievements, because every little step takes you a bit closer to where you want to be.

That's all for now. Hope you like it!

  Hey people,

  Those of you who have been following my gallery for a while would know that I tend to reply to every single message and comment I receive; I do so because I enjoy it, and because I understand that, if you are willing to take a minute to comment on one of my images, I should do likewise, but I've been so terribly busy and basicly out of energy these last months that I'm just like "ok, I'll reply later" all the time. I'll eventually get back to you.

  No, not like Liam Neeson would, don't worry.

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Well, what can I say? 32 and painting monsters, warriors and space marines, designing vampires and mechs, and getting paid while doing it. Get over that ;D
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  Hey people,

  Those of you who have been following my gallery for a while would know that I tend to reply to every single message and comment I receive; I do so because I enjoy it, and because I understand that, if you are willing to take a minute to comment on one of my images, I should do likewise, but I've been so terribly busy and basicly out of energy these last months that I'm just like "ok, I'll reply later" all the time. I'll eventually get back to you.

  No, not like Liam Neeson would, don't worry.

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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mate, it's a beautiful prayer.
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Notaryo Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Tienes una galería soberbia!!!

+watch!
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Gracias! Se hace lo que se puede.
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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I would like to feature this in my group arsmilitaria.deviantart.com/

Ive sent the request
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Seen and accepted! Thanks!
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lithriel Featured By Owner Edited Apr 16, 2015
There ought to be a feature on DA that allows you to mass fav an entire gallery. Your stuff is awesome. Totally inspired.
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I'm very happy to know, thank you!
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wert024 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Fantastic gallery
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