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Why do you make art? 

359 deviants said To CRUSH MY ENEMIES
268 deviants said Seriously, Why?
83 deviants said SEE ZEM DRIVEN BEFOAR ME

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honeyOdew Featured By Owner Edited Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Because I suppose you could say I was blessed with some skills ! :dummy:
So I am burdened with glorious purpose and vision ! :dummy: 
Because women ! :dummy:

But seriously :) I now draw with the hope to one day be able to create my own graphic novels and animated works that can talk about my country and people, reflecting its enchanting and magical features.
Because I believe art as a medium carries a heavy role in how people subconsciously picture the world, like how anime & manga paint such an eerie, attractive image of Japan to foreigners. And let's be real, it totally is and it greatly adds to the experience when you finally make it there someday!

And I reckon the current popular drawings works is an oligopoly that barely takes inspiration from the giant pool of diversity, culture, history, people and magic that is the world ! Giving simplified depictions of the regions people currently care less for because they've never been properly exposed to proper stuff from people with the proper knowledge and passion!
So I will speak, damn it! Through my drawings !! I'll show Madagascar is an amazing place with much cooler stuff than penguins that can do karate ! And the people will like it and find it cool and appealing and enchanting, damn it! And they'll come in masses and boost tourism and give us all their money !! HAHAHA!
edit: oh dang ! °A° this is form two years ago! God knows if you still care for this! Sorry for the spam if not!
Marji4x Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
To promote Theology and Civilization: [link]
hellcorpceo Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

Have you seen Red Sonja? You need to see Red Sonja. If only for AHNOLD saying "You're a brave girl, but danger is my trade!" Imagine it in the Arnold accent. It's GLORIOUS.
Turnschuhe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Konloko Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Because it's fun. :meow: If you practice a hobby for any reason besides/excluding the fact that you enjoy it, you're doing it wrong.
Jedigirl2992 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Because I am compelled to- I guess. :shrug:
Tricky questions require tricky answers!

hmmm.... I guess I do it because nothing else is so infinitely rewarding, infuriating, frustration, puzzling and human.

I do it for me, when I constantly feel like I'm doing things for other people- or trying to fulfill their expectations. I keep it for myself because it constantly throws new challenges my way and that makes me feel as though I am constantly growing as a person.
Also when I think about why any human would make art in the first place- let alone why we find it enjoyable- I'm flabbergasted. And yet it's so... UNIVERSAL. Every human does it in one way or another. And images don't really need to be translated the way that words do.
Well, there's my two cents.
deadkitty Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
because i would be deperssed and hate myself if i didn't
ConnyNordlund Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
To express myself. But also because I've always wanted to be apart of a game team, which I am now. I love being close to the process of making games.
javawombat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013   Digital Artist
'Cause my life doesn't feel right if I'm not actively creating a new adventure. My lowest funks are always in time with the periods when I don't have a story to work on and develop.
Hairfish Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
To have adventures,
to find expanded vast lands full of stories,
to find multiple enemies to crush within me, and who ever els stands in my whey.
applepie1989 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Haha i dun know the meaning behind the sentence i voted XD
well, for me, to express myself, to know myself, to tell stories or even just communicate to people through art. This thrill of creating variety of worlds on a piece of paper and a pencil/pen/wacom is one all of us can relate of :) Be it in any medium.
tania-castillo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013   Traditional Artist
I have no idea xD
trackia Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
as a hobby! it usually comes out in shitty doodles since i dont usually think when i draw. which gives me a lot of fun varying things to work with, and helps me understand myself since i draw differently depending on my mood vuv
Popinns Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
To communicate ideas, share stories, put the imaginary fantasy world goin' on in my brain on paper... It's fun?
RainbowBile Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
To properly view the world that is trapped inside my head. Art is my special window. <3
CarlPearce Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional
I suppose to express my take on the world. How I see it / think it should be.
seanwthornton Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
No "All the above" option?
AnotherLooserAnthem Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
to communicate
OspreySoul Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
To make the impossible real.
leftb4right Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Have you ever seen The Red Shoes?
Well, my feelings on the matter would probably be best summed up by this:

"Boris Lermontov: Why do you want to dance?
[Vicky thinks for a short while]
Victoria Page: Why do you want to live?
[Lermontov is suprised at the answer]
Boris Lermontov: Well I don't know exactly why, er, but I must.
Victoria Page: That's my answer too. "

and then later in the film:

"Boris Lermontov: When we first met ... you asked me a question to which I gave a stupid answer, you asked me whether I wanted to live and I said "Yes". Actually, Miss Page, I want more, much more. I want to create, to make something big out of something little – to make a great dancer out of you. But first, I must ask you the same question, what do you want from life? To live?
Vicky Page: To dance."
JLDragonfly Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
i have two passions, art and writing. i chose writing to be my 'work'. the art, then shall always be mine, and no-one else's. :aww:
Coquiwi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It is all I want to do for the rest of my life!
hotlikejbxddd Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
to express myself. ^^
wezenbeesje Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
To relax. If I don't make art, then I would be too depressed.
Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
because I can.
seriously why deny yourself this ability.
Briansbigideas Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Every since I was a kid, I've had stories filling my head. I learned how to make art as a way of getting those stories out into the world. :)
ArtistAbe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
The satisfaction from creating something from nothing.
JJoploo47 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To express my self because I hate showing emotion any other way XD
trepidation Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Because it's the only thing that keeps me truly sane. And fortunately now also pays my bills so I'm kept sane around the clock! =D
ashwara Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Filmographer
I've read and experienced so many stories in my life that have effected me as a person in a positive way, and helped me to become better and/or enjoy life more. I hope that I can somehow do the same if I tell some good stories, someday.
OzyOxy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Because it's my job lol
Glowcrow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Because I need to.
I have so much visions of worlds, characters and places that I simply must grab a pencil from time to time and simply draw. I have a strong will to get better at it, since I've grown a love towards drawing which is so strong that I'm always looking for different ways to convey the images in my head - this means that improvement must be obtained. I make myself happy with my art - and sometimes I want to make others happy because of it, too.
hawthornearts Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Power, the ability to put what's in your mind on the page is a very useful skill. Now I have the power to make peoples dreams come true, make money for myself, put my thoughts down in visual form, etcetc.
OttoArantes Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can't explain exactly why. I just have to. It's like a curse or something.
Rockafiller Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cause i have lotsa stories i really would like to make and let it be alive aaaaah
i guess my main reason is to tell stories and have it affect people. have them react to the stories i tell emotionally? haha
its great
FeloniusMonk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A few reasons I guess. Some of them are the sorts of reasons that sound far too cheesy to say on a dA comment box, and should be saved for late night and, preferably, inebriated conversations :P

On a less corny note, because it's something that I can feel myself improving and achieving things with it, and that makes me happy.

And also because how else am I gonna tell goofy stories about robot pirates and kickass action ladies?
Elsendor Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I want it so hard it hurts.
Morag-I Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013   General Artist
Can't NOT, man. And your friends and family always know that something really bad, big, and toothy is chewing at your insides if you can't create something.
Also, it seems to be one of the only things I can make progress in without feeling like I'm hocking my soul to get it.
Unlike my pursuit of an accounting degree.
Milasery Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Express my feelings, living my dreams ... stuff like that ... that I mostly can't do in other ways :B
algonquinpaddler Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
To express myself and show myself that I can.
howlett66 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Firstly to pay bills, then to have money for a cold beer and then to afford alien weaponry which I use to crush the crap of my enemies - but not really :D
Keaze Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I don't know. That's why I'm currently not drawing much.
QueenGwenevere Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013

God, I don't know why, I just always have, it's What I Do. I've always liked making things, so I go on making them.

Seeing people be entertained by something I've made is awesome, too. So that's another reason to go on making things.
ArbitraryJane Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I don't do it for money unless people offer to pay, I usually draw to make someone happy. If I can do that, then I'm on top of the world.
XiReiMei Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Art is my friend, who i enjoy spending time with. Along with my buddy Music ^^
KarlaDiazC Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Because it makes me happy and it's the thing I enjoy doing the most
Kahlaaja Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Artist
Haha, I started it 'cause I was lonely and had nothing else to do and now I'm stuck with it! :'D
Diaff Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
because i like creating thing it's like I could be god for a minute :P It's strange, i never like something most like drawing. Drawing is a relief but a pain in the same time because you want always improve yourself and your art. It's really contradictory isn't it and the most important thing then It give me a goal in my life :)
Eviecats Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Now I have to go watch the video on youtube lol not a bad start to a saturday :XD:
KahoKurusu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well, I create art to give life to my ideas, express what I feel and be known to it.
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