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[167] Identity by mcptato [167] Identity by mcptato

--- Define Yourself 

A continuation to this piece from day 96 

[096] Labels by mcptato


Kinda a very personal piece. Before I decided to go back to college I was labeled negatively for a long time. I dropped out of art school so I suppose I can understand why people would see me negatively. A lot of my family and peers thought that since I didn't know what to do with my life (at the time) meant I also was stupid, lazy, careless, etc. etc. which wasn't true. I used to let those labels affect me a lot but now that I've been proactively working to change my life and know what I want I feel like I have control of who I am now. No one can mislabel me anymore, and if they do it doesn't affect me because it's straight up incorrect.  I have been defining myself so I know who I am. 

Anyways that's it haha, thinking of posting a vid of me flipping through my soul doodle sketch book. I'll be posting it on insta if you're interested in seeing it! Still busy with college and applying to transfer to a 4 year university so I continue to apologize for not being able to answer questions or comments, I read them all and they make me so happy! 


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More finished art and wips can be found at my other galleries. 

365 doodles for the soul: click for all daily doodles

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:iconhannahelizabethh:
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Student General Artist
love this :D
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dkf1968 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017
I like how WEIRD is hanging in there.  Some might see it negatively, but I like it.
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Pereyga Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot of people don't know what to do with their lifes. I didn't exactly drop out of school but want to go to another school after finishing one (and still not  100 % sure which one exactly)... haha
I love the message of this and the way it is drawn.
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Grendelkin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful. :)
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qhostlinq Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
honestly this is so beautiful, not just the piece itself but that you took a vent piece and showed us the aftermath of you breaking free from your shell. it appears to be something you hadn't originally planned with the vent piece? which just makes this all the more inspiring <3 kudos to you for freeing yourself <3 i wish you luck with that application!
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mcptato Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Thank you! i'm glad you find it inspiring, and also thank for for the luck. Gunna be waiting 2 months to hear from the colleges so the wait has been killer hahaha 
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qhostlinq Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yikes, i'm sure you will find the strength for the wait <3 i hope all fairs well
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albrecht995 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find it odd that they criticized you for not knowing what you wanted because of not finishing college.  Most people I know who finish college still are lost in the wind for years...that's fairly typical of just about everyone who isn't crazy hyper focused or a robot.  Plus I've always found it easy to center myself when in academia...not so much when outside of it, but that's another topic altogether.  
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:iconauronyth:
Auronyth Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
What about when the harshest critic who negatively labels you, is in fact yourself?
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:iconsimonpark81:
simonpark81 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful idea, and very well put together. :clap::clap::clap:
keep up the great work, you have a unique and great style!
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:iconsandra1993s:
Sandra1993S Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Warm colours, and touching idea.:)
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AndreeaLupsaNL Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Amazing ^_^
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:iconannathebanna:
AnnaTheBanna Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Wounderful art, and truly inspiring.
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:iconmaridele:
maridele Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Student
so inspiring! i can somehow relate with it... :D (Big Grin) Heart 
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:icondragonwolf6000:
Dragonwolf6000 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture has so much meaning
In one part it means life will shape you making you take off anything that doesn't describe yourself
It also means that as you get through life you will become what you are and nothing that people say will change that
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:iconhoneygoddess57:
HoneyGoddess57 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Student General Artist
It's truly beautiful, great work.
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:iconnorthernswallow-tale:
NorthernSwallow-Tale Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is powerful. I love it!
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:iconnekochan1998:
nekochan1998 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Oh my gosh, this is pure genius,
I absolutely love this idea xx
BRILLIANT
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:iconajones-revealed:
AJones-Revealed Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing. It's going to be featured as Hottest Image of the Week on my blog revealedbyarjones.wixsite.com/revealed-blog.
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:iconpac2005:
pac2005 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Why so nude
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:iconisisariasaleolv:
IsisAriasAleOlv Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
This is one of those things I can't draw but can't stop think about it either. So thank you for this. It's wonderful♥
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:iconrhm950:
RHM950 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Loved it
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:iconlittle-danny:
Little-Danny Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Love it ! 
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:iconpablobi001:
pablobi001 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
It is a beautiful and powerful piece. Thank you for sharing. 
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:icongemini-mystica:
Gemini-Mystica Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
I understand your pain; and it's a tough type of issue to deal with. 

I started college at the age when most of my peers were ready to graduate.  The world just kinda sucks sometimes, and like so many others during the time frame; I was unable to get my head above the waters of public facing, low-end service jobs for very long.  The worst thing about them is that the public often lacks tact and feel that they can treat those employees with the utmost abuse as they feel. Between the abusive public, the societal view on that kind of work, my age at the time, and our strong intermingling of work and identity; I felt nothing short of worthless.

Sustaining a strong sense of identity and general confidence is more difficult for some people than it is for others. I am glad you finally were able to shed the labels. Took me a long time. :)
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FlametheSeraph Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
I'm keeping the weird tag lol
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:icontrailofart:
trailofart Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can relate. This is honestly so gorgeous. Your artwork is amazing! :)
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:iconmartykenny:
MartyKenny Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
How the hell was "ugly" even an option for this girl? 
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:iconwestlylafleur:
WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Great. Powerful.
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:iconelectrofoxart:
ElectroFoxArt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think many of us can relate, I personally struggle with how others want to label me a success as an engineer but wouldn't support me as an artist, but one day I would like to stop engineering and be a full time artist no matter what people think.

Thank you for sharing this piece, it's a powerful one.
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:iconjactarious:
jactarious Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Same story here
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:iconelectrofoxart:
ElectroFoxArt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I hope you keep to it, never stop doing what you love.
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:iconjactarious:
jactarious Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah..
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:iconbintavivi:
Bintavivi Featured By Owner Edited Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful piece, for a very serious and important concept, and very well executed indeed.
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:iconjactarious:
jactarious Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice concept and executed well
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:iconpharaohess:
pharaohess Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just absolutely love this! <3
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:iconrhm950:
RHM950 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I've got a question why people visit my gallery in such few numbers?
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:iconxangreigor:
xangreigor Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
Why did you throw away lazy?
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:iconkidlike101:
Kidlike101 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
I want to give you a million likes for this one.
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:iconheldon564:
Heldon564 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017
TRUMP HAS DECLARED WORLD WAR 3 I LOVE YOU ALL!
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ASDFmoviess Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
I don't define myself and when people says negative stuff about me i let them do so, and i react like "maybe, idk..." i don't know if its because i don't trust people or its because i'm an easy going person. 😕
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NuclearDisaster Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm kinda on this situation right now. Tbh,I spend my days trying to bear the weight of the labels people put in me.But when I look at this piece....it get me thinking why I carry this weight? Why keep something that makes me feel bad? On this moment I realized I'm not alone,there's people out there like me,and there's no point on let people drag you down.
Was like a calming breeze after a storm.
Your art is amazing,you're amazing. Don't let people tell you otherwise. And if they do,remember there's 7 billion people on the world,will you let a few ruin your day? ;)
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Brigidnn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what you went through is sort of what im going through now! did the same thing, dropped out of college and im just working for now. dont know if ill eventually go back (maybe get some 2 yr degree idk) or even join the army. cool piece and i really relate to this situation :D
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S-A-Diamond Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your message is really clear and powerful in this piece.
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:iconmarchlito:
MarchLito Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
Identity politics are the worst!
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:iconmatemizo:
matemizo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
great metaphor

#1 
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SchmiedeTraum Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
Nice idea to let the identifications fly away
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:iconsophia-miki:
SOPHIA-MIKI Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
Powerful
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:iconshinnokraiden:
ShinnokRaiden Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
As if it's that fucking easy.
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:iconparadisecandy:
Paradisecandy Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Student Artist
amazing just amazing so inspirational
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