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Failure by xkappax Failure by xkappax
I drew this shortly after messing something really important up. I was feeling sad, and when I feel sad, I draw ponies. ^_^

And it's not a mistake that Derpy doesn't have her cutie mark in this image. When I drew this, I was thinking "What if Derpy kept trying to get her cutie mark and she kept messing things up? And what if she was much older when she finally got it?"

I'd be lying if I said this wasn't an extremely personal piece. I mean, come on... what artist doesn't feel like a failure when it comes to their art at one point or another? We wouldn't be artists if we didn't feel this way. :)

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this. ^___^

This is available as a shirt over at welovefine! Here's the link: [link]

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If you want any of these in women's sizes, please go to the comments for the actual shirt and tell them! WeLoveFine won't be able to make a women's version unless you guys tell them you want one! :)
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kyuubinaruto18 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
I'm an "artist" of the written word instead of artwork, and I know full well the feeling of having a little panic before uploading a chapter on fimfiction. Almost every time people say they loved the chapter, even when I felt unsure about how some things would go over. Keep up the good work. 

Derpy is best(fanon) pony.  (Pinkie is best canon pony =D)
xkappax Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^_^

I think that is the feeling that a lot of artists have ... you're pretty much putting yourself out there for the world to see, and if someone doesn't like it... it feels pretty awful... because you worked SO hard.
Cyndergirl211 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013

Your amazing art was used by Obabscribbler!

Very well done and congratz!

So much well done!

xkappax Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much for your kind words. that makes me happy. :)
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KrazyKollection Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, you captured a lot of emotion in this pic. Very well done. I know how she feels, all too well. Here's hoping I eventually succeed too. I'm glad to see you made it through your tough time. Keep up the great art.
xkappax Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks again. :) I think if you work hard enough and have enough drive, everyone can eventually succeed. This was actually one of the first shirts of mine that welovefine took into their league of artists, and I always found that to be very poetic. :P
Tesla51 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
poor derpy
Kolzach Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Artist
...My Derpy.. ;w;
DreamTheBunny Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg i love this!!

I felt like a failure when i was first starting out ^ 7 ^U cus yanno, i was just starring out!! XD I didn't believe in myself well enough, but im glad i kept going 83
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