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Shut up and work for improvement if you really want to get better. You don’t seem to get it, that there are only one or two people born with amazing artistic abilities. Everyone else, yes, even the greatest of artists, has to work for it, asking for critique, buying books on anatomy, attending colleges for art, etc. The key word is work. You will not be given some genie in a lamp who will grant your wish to be amazing.
Art is like everything else. It requires persistence, practice, and hard work.
Get over it.
Once people learn I draw, they often assume I lam an art enthusiast and distant relatives will give me books of paintings. It would be different if it were art books of cartoonists or something more aligned with my interests, I just don’t have a passion for classical art. The fact that I don’t makes me feel uncultured and ignorant, but I simply don’t enjoy them. I can admire it for the skill it takes to make it but not much else.
Picture of Monet’s Waterlilies from http://www.ibiblio.org
submitted by -missmellifluous
gesture drawing is great, but there’s nothing like long sessions to really nail down details.
after 3 1/2 years of training with graphite and charcoal, colored pencil on tinted paper is a favorite for drawing (along with oils and watercolors!)
art by gurliebot on DA
submitted by -Anonymous
submitted by -Anonymous
the interesting thing is that they sell paypal commissions
the worst is that no one wants to believe me
original art Bleach
traced art Zanpakuto-Leader’s
submitted by -Anonymous
The tumblr blog yaoiland is taking photo’s and watermarking them to “distinguish” their post from other yaoi blog post but I think it’s wrong. They’re watermarking pictures that they did not draw, illustrate, or put any effort into whatsoever (aside from adding their watermark) and I really just want the artists out on the webs to be aware in case any of those artist whose art has been marked by this group follows the Artist-Confessions blog.
I wrote to them (yaoiland) and told them that their watermarking on works that they did not create wasn’t right. Their response to this was: “God, damn you, this is annoying, I already answered your ask, and I know that is the same person, if I were the cause, they themselves would complain to me, and oh yes I would remove my posts! Now please, stop bothering me, I have many problems, don’t want to waste time on false moralists.”
For the record, I only wrote the blog once but it seems as though others were also concerned about this.
Raise editing awareness.
because yo basically all my friends that draw always be like oh shit how you do that your anatomy is pretty good and stuff and then ill be like yeah thats because im just fucking practicing ok?? you should practice too yo
but then theyll be all like no thats so annoying i hate drawing hands and bodies and i?? i just dont understand i mean hands and bodies are two of my favourite things to draw its just so fun to see how the placement and movement and shit can change the whole atmosphere in the picture
and sketching a lot from things you see is fun too ok
but theyre all just so lazy and then theyll keep on saying things like yeah im so bad why are you so good teach me your ways and bs
just fucking PRACTICE god fucking damnit this is pissing me off SO much
totally unrelated art in the background (c) by me (tumblr user fishy-puns)
submitted by -fishy-puns
Ever since I’ve made my drawing technique into a more realistic style, a lot of my friends keep calling all the female characters I draw manly. I look at them, and I don’t see a single of their faces that have a ‘manly’ (as in they all have muscles on their face) attribute to them, and it really hurts my feelings even though it sounds stupid.
I just don’t want to make extremely dainty characters, but it seems to my friends that if you are to be a girl, you have to be a dainty flower or something like that.
I just wanted a few of my characters to have some spunk on their appearance, really.
But I just can’t get myself to genuinely like it or find their art even “good” just from a technical point of view(putting my personal preferences aside).
I dunno it gives me a bad conscience and makes me think something’s wrong with my perception OTL
Pic is a random screenshot of the DA-Frontpage
I have never been. I have zero art education. My pictures have never had any deep meaning behind them. No symbolism. None of my artworks are all that personal in meaning. I see or think of something nice, I paint it, and I paint it fast, just to get the picture out of my head. I do not actively seek to improve. So while I do appreciate the criticism and your effort, I do, meticulously tearing apart mere sketches and doodles by pointing out off details that would even make an experienced artist pull their hair is not what I seek. I just want to paint and showcase them in case they make someone happy. I’m not denying that improvement happens, it’s inevitable, but most of the time I’m painfully aware of the flaws anyway, and their presence really comes down to my insufficient skills. So please. Stop treating me as if I wanted to pursue the profession or actually considered myself an artist. I just want to paint. Unless I specifically ask for critique, don’t give me any. I want to revel in my carefree crappiness. There are thousands of other budding artists who’d kill for that critique and who take their work seriously.
Ravenholm at Deviantart.
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