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When an inspiration encourages you... by KicsterAsh When an inspiration encourages you... by KicsterAsh
I'm posting this here on dA so that I've got something to come look at every time I get trolled.

I don't care if people think PnF is a baby show or if my art is crap.

I got a guy who's been in the animation business for YEARS, who's done and/or worked on Rocko's Modern Life, Family Guy and several other known cartoons, and who spent, along with Swampy, about 16 years or so trying to get Phineas and Ferb on the air, only to be turned down every time until Disney made it the hit show it is.... who loved my art, MY art that was constantly trolled, gave me encouraging words, and told me he would be putting that picture in his office.

To top it, Vincent, Allyson and Swampy said the same thing.

This will stay here in my gallery as a reminder that I am who I am, I've gotten this far, and no one will stop me from moving on.

When someone who inspires you tells you your work is amazing, that's the most encouraging thing you could ever hear.


photos, art (c) KicsterAsh
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merdicano Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017
You're very special Ash, you're talented, you're creative, you're a true artist!, don't let people pressure you to get an deviation quickly, you have your own priorities, and that's much more important
musickitty-1415 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
On a side note, you can totally see the ideas and possibilities churning in Dan's head in this picture! Especially looking back now at where you are now!
musickitty-1415 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ash, I just want you to know how much of an inspiration you are to me. The opportunities that have come your way is a dream come true! Among many other reasons, your story was inspiration for me to join the Walt Disney company and reminded me why this company is as amazing as it is. I may just be a mere little worker bee in Merchandise at Disney World, but I still find ways to make magic :) Thank you (and Dan and Swampy and the rest of the PnF&MML teams) for doing what you love and never ever giving up on your dreams! :heart:
KylieCasey Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
I'm still watching this show at 14 (going on 15). I will likely not stop enjoying this show.
poptropigirl Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
jazzfranco Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Love your art work!
VerBeeker Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Bramblethefox Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your art is AWESOME and phineas and ferb is NOT a baby show!!
ani89 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
Gone 'head girl and get down with yo animated self! Thats awosme how do you feel about them using your desgins for P&F on "act your age?
RiyaMorut Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love hearing stories where God lines up everything to reward someone's talent. Your dedication to your art is amazing and I love that the show's creators recognized it! Now in just a few days I get to watch the characters YOU designed! Keep working hard; there are great things ahead for you!
MaryFunArts Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow, wow, wow! It's really COOL!!! I'm happy for you. :D
AgentBengalTiger Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I watched the PnF panel from this year again yesterday. The story is not just inspiring to you, but to all of us!!!
Whether you're doing fanart, or actually designing characters for the real show, or creating your own amazing characters and stories, you really are a super amazing creator of art! I admire and look up to you.
I'm excited to see where your career is going to take you. 
Love ya, Ashley!
Sosi-DR34M5 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is soooooo awesome and lovely!
He would be putting that picture in his office,It's OBVIOUS!
Love PnF and love your art 4ever!
KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Filmographer
lol Yes, he did put it in his office. Still there today too c:
Sosi-DR34M5 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so lucky,you have and amazing talent!
Samiam798123 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
TheZeiGal Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow that's a great story! I just took a bit to check out the rest of your gallery while I was here and I must say I think your style and art is incredible. Everyone has their own styles and I guess some people just can't be happy unless they put others done. You look like you could be a fantastic animator one day if you wanted, you've got the talent! And even if art is just your hobby know that you're work is great and to me inspirational. 
BigPhinbellafan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
forgot to aad: I love that pic! :happybounce:
BigPhinbellafan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't imagine that there are people who don't like your art!
I love Phineas and Ferb and all of my friends know it, and they sometimes make fun of it, but I don't care.
Your art is my greatest inspiration, so everytime I think that my art sucks, I look up your work and I have my hope back that I someday can draw like you.
I love your art, girl, and I like the way your thinking.

Spotlight So let's all say: NEVER GIVE UP! Spotlight
ShinkuYuri18 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013

That's Awsome!


ReddyArts Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Preach on, sister! Don't ever let anyone troll you! Do what you love, no matter what! :hug: Well done, you! :clap:
leppaberrie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student Artist
You work looks great to me, I don't see why people would call it crap.
Foulmouthed-Fangirl Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Who could troll your art? It's fantastic!
You got to meet Vincent, Swampy AND Allyson? You are so lucky!
Phineaddict Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love PnF, too and I don't care if people think it's stupid.  I like Phineas and Ferb and I'm a tween and it doesn't put me down because I know there's not anything wrong with it!  And I can't find any reason at all why people would think your work is crap.  Your stories are beautiful and your art is something that probably wouldn't be able to do even with YEARS of practice!  You're simply amazing!
makyla45 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! You are very talented! Let haters hate while my potatoes potate! That's my motto :D So, you sent that pic to them by mail or personally? I totally wish I was you! :shock: 
Iron-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, I'm jelous of your work, its amazing! Plus, haters gonna hate, so ignore them, ;)
Littlebibi31 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student Writer
God! That's so nice, Ashy! personally I LOVE YOUR ART. Every piece of art that you create gives a positive message. No matter if it's cartoons or drawing people in a PERFECT way. All of your creations inspire a lot of people, including me. You had been my inspirations for more than a year! Always giving us the best of you, and when someone says that your art is a crap (a big lie, sweetie) remember how your creations can make the day of someone, can make someone smile... Can inspired someone...

Best wishes for you :hug:
Vbluver22 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE PNF!!! You gotta go watch :iconepicpenguin145: shes one of my offline friends, she loves pnf and does a lot of art based on them:)
SycrosD4 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's awesome. Did you mail to him or something?
KicsterAsh Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Filmographer
No, I went to comic con last summer and just gave it to him, lol
SycrosD4 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
QAtheAuthoress Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
You must be very proud. :D
uberMuffins Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats pretty cute
noviplatycanda Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
who could think your art is bad, your amazing
SakuraDreamerz2 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I'm with you on what you say: I also hate trolls!
dennisse20 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
so true...
ThecCarolsandBritts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Do you know Dan Povenmire's address?
Jabber-Wock Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Ashy, you are awesome.
sheezy93 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
goodness me you met them? (im mostly cant remember the names who work that show xD) im glad you keep going <3
he sound like he's quite nice man ^^
animeforever01 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist
I still cant believe people criticize your stories and art, both are amazing and why i'm on your side. Your work cheers me up when i'm mad or upset.
MidnightAvatArtist8 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You are an inspiration to animation artists everywhere. :)
InkHappy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Oh. My. God. I am reeking of jealousy right now! XD
Shadowpus Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
You got the creators to actually SEE your art? No way! And they hang it up in their office? I know you are only the BEST ARTIST EVER! But still.... That, that's.... I'm speechless.
karlanvomega Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
People have been criticizing your art?? But why?!? :rage:
Your art's amazing and your stories match them! Great job for getting him to notice your art!
Feel appreciated and accomplished because you are :D
Thelenitafletcher Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
TXCleverGirls Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I gave my narrative speech in Language arts class last year on Phineas and Ferb. Anyone who calls it a "baby show" will FACE MY WRATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You rock, Kicster!
RengokuAkashi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're really amazing, you know that? I would never be able to go on if people said that kind of stuff to me about my art, which is why I don't share that often. You've really inspired me. :) And, p.s., I love your style. It's sort of a blast from the past to me, you know? A lot of people don't draw like that anymore, and it's a shame some people don't appreciate it. Thanks for sharing. :)
Jiosen Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a perfect "your argument is invalid" picture whenever someone comes along to bother you. Seriously. <3
Unluckycatears Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Artist
There is no limits for your dreams....
ZodiacSnake Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Your art is amazing & im sorry to hear ppl have been jerks to you. I love all ur stuff so much & im really glad u got to meet such awesome artist & got to hear what they thought ^_^ keep doing what makes you happy! as a bonus it just so happens to make others happy like me!!! XD
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