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Adam Street
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Current Residence: Phoenix
Favourite style of art: 50s illustration & cartooning
Operating System: Mac
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favourite cartoon character: She Hulk
Personal Quote: Just do it!
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I had a try out on drawing a comic recently and it was tough.  It's a really good small publisher and I'm not as good as any of the artists I've seen work on their titles but I wanted the job so I applied.

When I began drawing the page, I was pumped and it felt great.  As I was challenged more and kept drawing, I started to realize this was a horrible idea.  All my positive 'you can do it' inner talk was slowly replaced by, 'you can't do this, what you're drawing sucks, you'll never get the job so why bother'.  I came close to quitting and then I remembered the first thing  I learned from Barbara Corcoran.  I kept saying to myself, I have a right to be here.  I have a right to get this job, I have a right to be a better artist, I have a right to be here.  I kept drawing and painting and I got the job. 

Sometimes when people ask me how I made it as an artist, I jokingly say I quit taking shit from people who said I couldn't do it.  What they don't realize is the crap I stopped listening to was the garbage I kept telling myself.  I quit putting up with shit from me and you shouldn't put up with shit from you either.  

If you ever need a pep talk, here's the link to that Barbara Corcoran video, it's the one on courage: www.inc.com/barbara-corcoran/e…

  • Listening to: Jay Z
  • Reading: The Icarus Deception
  • Watching: Sleepy Hallow
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Zevia

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Flashshadow Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Happy Birthday! :party: :iconfuncakeplz: :party: 
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greasystreet Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you. 
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist
happy birthday :D
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greasystreet Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Kid. 
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist
your welcome :D
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DJWill Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Happy Brithday Brother! :party::highfive: =)

Greetings from Colombia! =)
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greasystreet Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
I didn't realize you were in Colombia, nice. Thanks man. 
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DJWill Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You don't remenber? xO i asked in your drawing of Sofia Vergara xP
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greasystreet Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I forgot about that. 
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cluedog Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish you the best of birthdays. 
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