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    I have a few questions for the SJ artists on the forum:

    1). Where do you draw your inspiration from? Are there recurring themes in your artwork?
    2). Do you find it easy to complete a piece? Or do you have many 'unfinished projects' laying around?
    3). What are your views about posting/sharing your artwork online? Art thievery?
    4). What are your medium(s) of choice?
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    Guess there aren't that many SJ artists here!

    If it's of any interest, in the past I was really into drawing and then later music. Played a lot of music. But I was more of a performer rather than creative. It was always really difficult for me to create music of my own. I just don't feel a need to express myself in that way so it felt very unnatural. But channeling and interpreting another's composition I could do. I also dabbled a bit with writing but mostly because my teacher thought I would be good at it. But it was the same issue, I just didn't feel a need to express myself in that. I always thought, why would anyone be interested in what I write? I hardly know how things are for myself, let alone trying to tell other people what I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malice View Post
    I have a few questions for the SJ artists on the forum:

    1). Where do you draw your inspiration from? Are there recurring themes in your artwork?
    2). Do you find it easy to complete a piece? Or do you have many 'unfinished projects' laying around?
    3). What are your views about posting/sharing your artwork online? Art thievery?
    4). What are your medium(s) of choice?
    I'm a musician and I started out wanting to imitate particular guitarists and singers I heard when I was a kid and in my teen years. These influences have changed throughout the years, but the constants are Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, and I'm a rocker! Actually, my original music is somewhere between Americana and adult alternative as far as genres go. I have simple and straightforward roots type of songs with mostly three chords, but it's amazing how original and creative you can be within those constraints. I have hundreds of unfinished songs, lyrics, recordings, and also untapped ideas floating in my head. It once took me nine months to write down some lyrics I was considering because I wanted to perfect them before I committed them to paper. I have no qualms about posting online and much of my stuff is through creative commons. If someone is going to make a buck off my songs, I want a piece of the action. I am all digital, if that's a medium of choice. I make mp3s and send them out online and by e-mail. It's so easy to deal with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbah View Post
    Guess there aren't that many SJ artists here!
    Makes me sad
    Thanks to everyone who shared their input though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbah View Post
    Guess there aren't that many SJ artists here!
    Well, there aren't that many SJs here, period.
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    I used to be big into drawing when I was younger. Now I am into freestyle rap.
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    i can pose as an isfj if you want.

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    i haven't uploaded any photos of my drawings, and i tend to forget to save the things i work on.

    give me an adobe program, and notepad++, and i'll put together something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Well, there aren't that many SJs here, period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malice View Post
    I have a few questions for the SJ artists on the forum:

    1). Where do you draw your inspiration from? Are there recurring themes in your artwork?
    2). Do you find it easy to complete a piece? Or do you have many 'unfinished projects' laying around?
    3). What are your views about posting/sharing your artwork online? Art thievery?
    4). What are your medium(s) of choice?
    Calling myself an "artist" seems a little weird, given that I just sketch a bit in my spare time and it's not something I invest a lot of work/time into. But I'll offer what I can to this thread.

    1) I don't really ever feel some kind of 'sudden inspiration' to do a piece like people often talk about. Theres really no emotional inspiration or anything. I feel like drawing, or I get bored... So I draw. When I was a teenager I drew a lot of dragons, fairies, mythical creatures like that. These days I mostly draw the female form. Sometimes I'll stick wings on them or something to stay true to my fantasy theme.

    2) I have a hard time walking away from a piece until it is completed. I will obsess with it until it is completed.

    3) I often share my art online. Granted, I don't have much at stake. Most of what I do these days are simple sketches. I am never going to make money off of my art, so why should I care if someone saves it to their computer? It's flattering, actually.

    4) These days I only tend to do simple pencil sketches. Back when I was really into artwork as a teenager, my strongest medium was watercolor by FAR.

    Some samples... Here's a watercolor.

    Sketches: (Had to edit out the nudity. I accidentally broke some female-nudity rules once.)


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    SJ artists tend to be SJs who are Enneagram 4, which is a bit of an apparent contradiction. they tend to do well in artistic fields where there is a need for sound technique and lots of practicing. I am studying opera in college and I have a lot of SJ colleagues who are doing well because they practice like 4 hours a day and are obsessed with perfect technique. on that note, I think my favorite singer, Dame Joan Sutherland may have been ISFJ (although I could also see INFJ or INFP)

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