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I took a kinda of an "extreme" measure a few hours ago and finally decided not only to close my facebook account (since you can always enter back like nothing really happened) but completely obliterated the possibility for me to get inside that pit hole again... ever. I deleted all of my pics (some of them were left out because they were non consequential), I abandoned all of the groups I was in and I (the most importantly) changed my password to something I really don't remember what it was and I'll never see back again. Even if there's still a chance to get back to facebook... everything would be absolutely in chaos and mayhem and will be a pain in the ass to get back to normality. And since I'm a lazy ass motherf*cker... I won't even try.

Why did I do such a blasphemous thing?

Well. First I finally got (late but i got it) to the conclusion that facebook is the worst thing for an artist to have. Personally I don't know what other artists feel about this, but from my point of view facebook is an illusion. I mean... it exists alright. But as everything it represents or saids to be (a way to contact people, a diffusion and publicity medium, an image platform, etc) it's a lie. It's an illusion.
I mean for starters it's an awful artistic platform. If you think you can get clients through that medium? Dude... you're completely wrong. People That like your stuff are other artists or people who like to like stuff just because (no offense to those people, they can do whatever they want on their free time), but if you think you are gonna get a job through that? Messed up. And if you do I can bet is an awful gig. Besides the image quality is disgusting.

Second. Facebook is an incredible time consuming machine. We all procrastinate and web surf and all that shit. But during the day I have such time for that kind of thing and facebook amazingly takes it all. Just... swallows you up. Because every thing's there. DeviantArt, tumblr, cghub? your favorite artists...whatever you need. And gets you out of getting into some other real places like conceptart.org. muddycolors.blogspot.com, drawcrowd.com... etc etc... It's like the substitute of what you should really be consuming.

Third is the friend and contacts thing. "Oh but your gonna lose touch with those you love, your friends, family, etc"... 10 years ago people called each other! what the hell man. I mean... is the same thing that happened to MSN... you had nothing else to talk about when you really actually meet. It's not they don't have it. I do. I go out and meet with people once in a while. But not having a facebook account is not gonna make me away from those I love.

I know you can have selfcontrol, that you need to be disciplined with your time and be mature and blablabla. But this is personal. I'm a huge procrastinator (as any other of my fellow artists) because I'm all the time painting, drawing, working, etc. And facebook is a huge window out to a world of nothing. It creates the illusion you are with people, that you're socializing, that you're taking a brake... but the reality is that you spent more than 10 hours a day... EVERYDAY... almost every month of the year... looking through a small monitor. I'm very sorry. But I'm just sick of it. If TV was bad... this is... f*cking wrong.

I'm also not gonna make a call to everyone to get out of facebook. I took my time to figure it out. Maybe you're not like me and you actually "need" it or use it or whatever is the excuse you have, or do no to procrastinate as much as I do, maybe you're a better person than me... I don't know. But my conclusion is that if you're a learning artist and use facebook to get yourself "out there"... is no use. DeviantArt, Drawcrowd, Conceptart.org and more and more. Those are good. Those give you things back.

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SSMinns 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
Great work dude, Keep it up
Keep me eye on yeah bro
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Arsfeb 1 day ago  Professional Digital Artist
thanks mate.
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wonderINC Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're awesome!
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Arsfeb Apr 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
no... you're awesome!
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Pajunen Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+devwatch: and fav!
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Rhunyc Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super cool gallery dude! Keep up the hard work. :>
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Arsfeb Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks man. will do.
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RoyalToHisLoyal Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art o.o
its beautiful
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Arsfeb Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you. you too.
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goldpiece Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, Felipe...Great Style! I love your Work!!Clap Added to my devWatch! 
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