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Fake It 'Til You Make It by RovinaCai Fake It 'Til You Make It by RovinaCai
Here's a little illustrated motivational poster of sorts. I've been having an amazing year in terms of art, but a side effect of this is occasionally feeling out of place or undeserving of something, and dealing with self-doubt. So this illustration is a little reminder to myself to "fake it till you make it". 

Edit: You can now get signed limited edition prints of this illustration right here: the-artorder-store.myshopify.c… :)


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Fake It 'Til You Make It by RovinaCai is a very meaningful, thought-provoking illustration, brilliantly executed. ( Suggested by Scarlett-Aimpyh and Featured by STelari )
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monmoshi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
look great !
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irenek1505 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
it's so magically and talented!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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Bittythings Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014   General Artist
Familiar feeling, your picture did a good job capturing an abstract and emotional concept.
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GoatQueen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
Wow I love the wispy yet confident strokes!
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Lovely work.
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JenniferWeekley Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
I really love this piece. I like how all the faces have such different identities and the texture is really nice. 
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VespyFox Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your DD! I love the piece, and I think the title does well to represent it. Great symbolism here!
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mooname Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
hello, congrats for your DD, your wonderful work has been featured in :icondthemansion:
You are welcome to share with us your incredible talent :D
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TheWilyWildcat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful...that message is something I've been trying to tell myself too recently, this picture illustrates it perfectly and in stunning detail.  Gorgeous work, and a very well-deserved DD!
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3-scars-on-a-tree Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist
So beautiful
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eve-eddart Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's stunning! And I know exactly what self-doubt is about. I know it too well unfortunately. But congratsClap 
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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RobertoDS Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
soo cool !
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corvidcorax Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
really great!
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GoGoSpark9lPunch Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very stunning! Love it so much.
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Really intriguing image! Love the message, both versions! Congrats on the DD!
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werol Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely amazing - theme, concept and final result. Love it!
def. worth DD, CongratZ!
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dmkozicka Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

Congratulations on the well deserved DD !

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seangregory Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful! Congrats on the DD!
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Wonderful work ^^
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work!
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Jieff2811 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Wonderful!
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EKRZ Featured By Owner Edited Nov 22, 2014
This is really great! Reminds me of old poster of Hamlet cracowpostergallery.com/plakat…
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theogroen Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
very inspiring... more than a DD:D (Big Grin) congrats:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD, great concept! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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UnbearableME Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
wel done :)
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zephy0 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow amazing concept and artwork, too good too good
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lou2209 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
oh this is simply stunning!
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dmkozicka Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

This is a very interesting and beautiful drawing ! 

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ArtemisiaDark Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
I can't believe this got only 248 faves... It's probably one of the best drawings I saw on DA this year.
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H-Johanna Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. This is so beautiful and makes me really happy to see. Very well done. I dream of drawing like you. :)
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Nihawl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist
amazing art and amazing idea :3
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SnowInHades Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully illustrated :clap:
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BlakeSteele Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maan I'm trying to live by this.. (in terms of art that is lol)
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GothicBlackAngel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is great but... what Latin phrase? Am I missing something?
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RovinaCai Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional
Oops, I uploaded the wrong version of the image without the quote. I've updated the file, thanks for catching that ;) 
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GothicBlackAngel Featured By Owner Edited Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
There it is! But I'm afraid Google did not do a good work, that's very literal but incorrect. It should be "crede te rem habere, et rem habes".
Disclaimer: I have done very little Latin for the past year, but I hope you can trust my 11 years of previous study and a quick look through a grammar text right now.

I feel very pedantic right now, so let me reiterate how much I love the picture :)

P.S.

In case you're curious about where Google did wrong:
"crede quod habes, et habes" translates to "believe (in) what you have, and you have (it)"
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RovinaCai Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional
Derp I knew googling for Latin phrases was a bad idea, hahaha. It was in some book from the 19th century on google books. Thanks for the quick Latin lesson! I'll edit it when I get a chance :)
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GothicBlackAngel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh? Do you still have the link? I'd like to see it.
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SaskiaDeKorte Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
It's gorgeous <3
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KevinNichols Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
nice!
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS, this is too wonderful for words!
I can almost hear the signing of the birds!

Regards: Richard
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Artzuzie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Splendid..credibly awesomely
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Artzuzie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The way u draw..is like flying with dark wings into a life of darkened art..
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shoulda-been-a-cat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail is amzing! A beautiful effect ^.^
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KarmesinroteLibelle Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Splendid.
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Checanty Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Beautiful illustration! I love the soft flow of your pencil strokes :)
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dariu-s Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
love it! :heart:
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