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#80672 - cwoodfreshmann
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Hey you guys I'm not new to this site or anything, but I make music and I need some support. I know you guys don't usually listen to rap but I make rap music and I wanted a new little album cover. Nothing too big, just a commission of myself. A drawing of me from like the shoulders up. If you guys know anyone who does drawings, let me know. PLEASE!! I'd really appreciate it. PM me for anyone interested so you can get my email address and we can talk pricing and whatnot. Thanks you guys!
My soundcloud for those interested: soundcloud.com/save_sumter
#80671 - devilicious
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Freaking 450 mb file size, omg SAI D: I convert it into a psd file and is now 240 mb (because sai and manga studio can open ps files w/o problems)... first time is over 100 mb, I'll share with you guys the drawing later, the one and only Tornado of Terror!!!
#80674 to #80671 - anon
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Jesus what. I thought my 400mb psd was massive What resolution are you working in?
#80676 to #80674 - devilicious
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(01/19/2016) [-]
5500 for maximun pleasure... but to share it, is now 2000 pixels wide, the world will never see the original
#80668 - rasins
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(01/19/2016) [-]
too much chromatic abberation but fuck it
#80669 to #80668 - rasins
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(01/19/2016) [-]
the original is way easier to see
#80687 to #80669 - devilicious
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(01/19/2016) [-]
tbh, aside very timid trails of blue, I can't see much difference
#80665 - groulgarigon
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Welp, I recently was confronted with the notion as to why I never did fanart or Rule 34. Coincidentally I had a commission coming up that was going to be fanart. And rather than talk with the guy and ask him to either change his commission idea or refer him to someone who would do a better a job with his idea, I decided to take it on and really confront why I felt like rule 34 or fanart was not suiting to me.

So this is the result and to be honest, there's nothing technical about it that I didn't like, but I did find some things that kept coming up in my head. And here's a few things I take issue with. Bear in mind this is just personal taste:

- Mixing a fandom with another fandom is pretty divisive as far as which artistic direction to take, and in the end will wind up respecting neither fandom fully.
- Needing to deal with, not only a certain person's creative material, but a fan's personal interpretation of said creative material, is rather limiting, which normally isn't a problem but it's limiting in an ambiguous way. I can't know what my commissioners interpretation of said material is unless it is explicitly stated. And then I have to go through interpreting what exactly he means because grammar is liquid and uuuuuurgh...
-Copywrite and plagiarism. These are just two big cans of worms that I'd prefer to stay away from, even potentially.

But don't let it be said that there isn't anything to be gained from it. Doing fanart can show how much you respect the creative material and of course the commissioner would satisfy multiple interests in one go. But I've determined that it's not for me... for all that that matters. I'd just figure it would be valuable to share my thought process on this site.

Speedpaint
$50
#80734 to #80665 - anon
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(01/20/2016) [-]
Not that I'm totally disagreeing with your decision, but IMO one of the best reasons about fanart is to see how the characters look in the artist's style, when it fits well of course. Undertale is a pretty good example of diverse styles that may or may not work with how people imagine the characters. Drawing fanart is also a great way to see how your own style differs. I think people don't really notice how their style looks until they draw something another artist has created/drew, however this can be accomplished with other people's OC as well.
#80735 to #80734 - groulgarigon
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(01/20/2016) [-]
Oh definitely! I won't deny there's an appeal to fanart from a consumer's perspective. I was speaking mainly from a creator's perspective.

Oh I definitely get the comparing styles to appreciate what your own style's merits and vices are. Doing the same subject matter just reduces any variables so that the two are more comparable. But if that were the case I'd probably want to do a comparison of styles I know have something more than my style does, like Jon Joster, Noah Bradley, etc. And their art doesn't typically get fanart requests or style emulation requests. x)
#80667 to #80665 - dragontamers ONLINE
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Like you said, there's nothing technical wrong with it. But, to me, it feels wrong to merge two radically different fandoms together.
#80660 - devilicious
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Found this just now, take it guise imgur.com/gallery/nD9Qf
The loa <3
#80657 - butterpopsicle
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(01/19/2016) [-]
I did a self portrait
#80664 to #80657 - indigenouslotion
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Do you live in the 40's by any chance?
#80670 to #80664 - butterpopsicle
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Maybe
#80662 to #80657 - yibdiy
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(01/19/2016) [-]
you should visit a doctor an exorcist
#80655 - nexuiz
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Latest piece "Horror"
#80658 to #80655 - devilicious
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Freaking badass man!
#80659 to #80658 - nexuiz
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(01/19/2016) [-]
#80643 - gameshredder
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Got sad, drew this, felt better.
#80656 to #80643 - nexuiz
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Looks good!
#80653 to #80643 - devilicious
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Is like a cover for a gothic metal album
#80648 to #80643 - ScottP
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Why were you sad?
#80650 to #80648 - gameshredder
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Not really sure, it just hit me all of a sudden. Everything's fine now though.
#80645 to #80643 - anon
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Sweet. Draw someone on fire next.
#80654 to #80645 - gameshredder
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(01/19/2016) [-]
i might
#80632 - devilicious
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Korra is getting tired of these girls' bs
#80649 to #80632 - ScottP
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(01/19/2016) [-]
That panel of her with her arms crossed just looks so good
#80652 to #80649 - devilicious
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Thanks! you know, Korra is easy to draw, her eyes are simple almost like a male character.
#80626 - devilicious
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Groulgarigon and gameshredder made a colab ?!
www.deviantart.com/art/Charger-585169434
#80631 to #80626 - anon
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Pretty sure your joking but groulgarigon doesn't have a deviantart.
#80629 to #80626 - groulgarigon
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Psh! I wish I could do collabs of this quality! And with gameshredder too. Guy has mad art props.
#80635 to #80629 - gameshredder
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Let's collab!
#80638 to #80635 - groulgarigon
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Sure! What would ye like to do?
#80640 to #80638 - gameshredder
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Not sure. I think it depends on what each of us would do. What part would you like to have?
#80641 to #80640 - groulgarigon
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Well firstly what would you like to work on together? xD
#80642 to #80641 - gameshredder
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Wanna draw a grotesque monster?
#80644 to #80642 - groulgarigon
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Sure!
#80646 to #80644 - devilicious
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(01/19/2016) [-]
I'm so glad things turned out like this lol a real collab Just as the keikaku
#80647 to #80646 - groulgarigon
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Heheheh! Well we'll see how expedient I can be with this! I have a full schedule here, but if I can stop fucking around in the time that I'm not drawing then yeah this could be awesome!

Also just to let you know Gameshredder, here's me schedule for the month: trello.com/b/iCI165Ts/commissions
#80651 to #80647 - gameshredder
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(01/19/2016) [-]
We'll work around your schedule; I'm more open than you seem to be.

Add me on skype, if you use it. My skype name is Prof.Clockwork, with a Dutch polandball as the picture. We can talk about what monster it would be and what each of us want to do.
#80622 - groulgarigon
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Here's a little speedpaint I done did. Took around 2 hours and 30 minutes!

$50 commission
#80627 to #80622 - devilicious
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Nice angle man, nice clothes. I'm playing with the camara too ! good results so far.
Nobody has asked you to make something from zootopia? I've never seen fanart from you
#80628 to #80627 - groulgarigon
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(01/18/2016) [-]
You should share some of what you've done!

I don't do fanart. For one I find drawing other people's source material kind of creatively limiting. Even further, someone's interpretation of someone else's creative material, and I've shoehorned myself even further. Plus, Rule 34 just doesn't interest me. With Zootopia I do kind of hope that people will put more thought into the shape dynamics of their characters. Make them more than just animal heads on human body proportions.
#80633 to #80628 - devilicious
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Mines are still wips or concepts

I had to ask, oh well... I respect that, about fanart, and... well, I doubt people will stay true to the animal's features, most of them will just make rule 34 the bunny with silly proportions or make her human.
#80634 to #80633 - groulgarigon
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(01/18/2016) [-]
That's pretty good. The proportions are all there!

And most of the porn I've seen of Zootopia has been true to their designs so far.
#80637 to #80634 - devilicious
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Thanks! knowing anatomy helps a lot... That's why guys like Omar are so cool! look how he practices, makes me want to be like him too
#80692 to #80637 - trisketthebiskit
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(01/19/2016) [-]
all the angles and muscle structure in this makes it super appealing. is there a finished version of it?
#80695 to #80692 - devilicious
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Not that I know of but check his site omar-dogan.deviantart.com/ he also makes official stuff
#80639 to #80637 - groulgarigon
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Oh yes I'm extremely familiar with anatomy. x) I can't say I've ever drawn in this way though it seems like it would be a good practice for solidifying your understanding of muscles and how they move. I'll need to try that since I'm weak with legs.
#80617 - groulgarigon
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Aaaaaand here's how this turned out
#80605 - oneironaut
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Sorry I haven't posted in ages. I haven't drawn in a little over a month.

I'd just like to ask - any advice on dealing with horrible art block? It's not even a lack of ideas or inspiration, I've got plenty of that, I just.. Don't have the motivation. Absolutely no will to draw. Every time I try to force myself into it, it feels like a chore and I can't get anything more than a third of a rough sketch.

How do I get my shit in gear again?
#80696 to #80605 - nickypickle
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(01/20/2016) [-]
try going quicker!
I love drawing but the motivation fails when I know the process will be inevitably long and tiring, eventually. so instead of going in blind, I map out my process, know what I need to know, and do quick thumbnail sketches before I start rendering.

Music will keep the pace going. being in silence will drag your mind out to other things, and you wont focus well. itll also drag out the time and youll have less motivation by that time passes.

and I know you say you have lots of inspiration, but looking at other art pieces from artists you love will also push you further. I go to deviantart or tumblr and whenever I see my favorite artists' drawings, I really feel like the need to draw is there, and then I try things out. I also watch draw streams whenever the time comes.

hope any of that helps! and I hope you feel better about drawing as a whole.
#80621 to #80605 - anon
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Music gives me an idea.

Sometimes I try out something new or something that I don't think I understand which will make me frustrated trying to draw it correctly but hey at least I'm drawing.

Look at the works of artists that has inspired you and try to find others. Could lead to developing a new style.
#80619 to #80605 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Different ways depending on how ya feel.
At that point, I sometimes just stop for a day or two before getting back into it.
Simply forcing myself to do stuff has proven successful as well art times.
Most of the time, working for others or changing things up learning a new process or an entirely different medium,looking at timelapses and nabbing some tricks helped me rze most so far.

Don't let it get ya' down. Realise it for what it is and find your own way to deal with it. Pure force is helpful at times, but not always recommended. Chill for a little while and make the process attractive again.

Well, these are my two cents on the subject, not sure if it's helpful to ya'.
#80618 to #80605 - groulgarigon
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Hmmm.... as a pseudo psychologist, I'd say it could be any number of reasons. Maybe one is that you've lost your reason for drawing or that drawing for you at this point is not in line with your overall goals for your craft.

Though I'd need more information to really make a more educated guess. xD
#80624 to #80618 - oneironaut
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Yeah, I think that's it, honestly. I'm just way, way too discouraged? I'm clinically depressed amongst other things, and that's probably clouding my ability to just.. Be able to do things.

Still, it's frustrating as hell. I want to draw but I can't bring myself to find any joy in it anymore.
#80630 to #80624 - groulgarigon
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Why did you start drawing in the first place?
#80661 to #80630 - oneironaut
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(01/19/2016) [-]
I.. Don't really know. Drawing isn't something I just one day up and decided to start doing, it's just sort of.. Always been? I've been drawing since I could figure out how to hold a pencil. It's just something I've always done, for whatever reason.
#80663 to #80661 - groulgarigon
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Oof... I'm not going to lie, you're at a dangerous crossroads depending on how old you are and how much your life depends on your art.

The thing that keeps a lot of artists going is indeed internal drive but they have something they're working towards. I would encourage you to take a couple days to relax and not think about the stress or anything. Then once you've had a clean breath, come back to this issue and start searching for a reason.
#80666 to #80663 - oneironaut
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(01/19/2016) [-]
I'm 19, and uh... I'm not sure how much it does. I've never done anything professional with it (I've taken one commission in the past, but it was for a friend, so) and never really planned to.

And I guess.. It's just that this feels like it happens too often, you know? Lately I've been drawing like, once every two months and I'm dyin'.
#80686 to #80666 - groulgarigon
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(01/19/2016) [-]
Well if you only ever intended it as a hobby then it's not too serious. It's more of a thing that helps you relax I'd suppose? If that's the case there's no reason to draw more often than whenever you want to, so having a reason to draw sort of breaks down as the source of your art block. Do you find yourself commonly asking what's the point of drawing?
#80707 to #80686 - oneironaut
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(01/20/2016) [-]
Though I guess that's another issue in itself. Even as a hobbyist, when it's all you do (to any degree of effectiveness) for the vast majority of your life. People will always assume it's something your pursuing as a career, if not MUST pursue as a career. And to be honest, I don't know what the hell else I'm supposed to do with myself if not this, even though I highly doubt I have what it takes.

And yes, all the time.


#80710 to #80707 - groulgarigon
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(01/20/2016) [-]
Well it's not necessarily something you have to do with your life. But if you choose to take it on as a career and succeed in it, wanting to draw is a requirement. If you feel like you MUST draw for a living, you will grow to hate it, and maybe that's partially why you can't bring yourself to draw right now. You reason with yourself that you need to get back to drawing regardless of everything and wind up frustrating yourself.

Try and imagine yourself without art. What else would you do? Are you only doing it because people said you have a talent and never thought twice about continuing? Are you doing it because you're afraid you might have nothing else you're very good at? The answers to these questions are definitely not going to come easy and you're in for a lot of hardships either way you answer. Growing pains suck. But the worst thing you can do is not address them. Do you have an idea of what it is you'd like to do with your time on this planet if I might get so intrusive into your head space?
#80711 to #80710 - oneironaut
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(01/20/2016) [-]
I know, I know.. But if not this, then what? I have absolutely no other skills or anything I can see myself seriously pursuing as a career. That isn't to say I can easily see myself pursuing art as a career, but it's all I kind-of-sort-of have going for me, if anything.

I'd do nothing if I didn't have art. Actually, that's all I've been doing lately - a whole lot of nothing. Lazing around and sleeping through the day and doing jack shit on the internet at night.

And no, no, I like to drawing, to some extent.. Or rather, I don't care for the process, but I like having finished products to look at. I like having visual representation of my ideas. I only strive to get better so that I can draw out my ideas more accurately to how I imagine them, if that makes any sense.

I've always done it not really because I want to be an artist, but because I have ideas I can't trust anyone else to get the right image/visuals of based on my words alone, does that make any sense??
It feels strange to call myself an artist, but a Writer isn't what I am, either. I just.. Make shit up.

And.. I'm not sure what I want to do, ultimately. I mean I've got complete fantasies (animation seems like a blast if not soul-sucking) but they're nothing I can serious see myself pursuing to any rate or success. Certainly not as things currently are, anyway.
#80712 to #80711 - groulgarigon
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(01/20/2016) [-]
Hmmm I see. If you can't see yourself doing anything else other thandrawing with your life, and have indeed been doing nothing while you wait for the "art block" to go away, then that might be a definitive answer that art is what you might want to do with your life. Though I can't say that for certain as there might be some things I'm not considering.

Would you say you get satisfaction out of seeing what you finished and realizing that you did that, or is the joy you feel at a finished picture comparable to the feeling you get when looking at another picture that you might find cool?

Why do you want to bring your ideas to life? Why not settle for just having them in your head?

Finding out what you want to do with your life is hard. It's your first really big decision you have to make and it seems like up to that point anything was possible and choosing a path will close you off to all the other things you could have been. It's absolutely terrifying for someone whose never had to make a decision before.

But the bottom line is this. You will eventually have to work. Whether that's in Wal-Mart, or art, or pharmecuticals. And the path to finding personal satisfaction and fulfillment won't be the easiest one, but it is the one most worth travelling.
#80713 to #80712 - oneironaut
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(01/20/2016) [-]
Well, shit.

Uh.. I suppose that might be it? I'm not really sure. It's a difficult thing to describe. It just feels nice, somehow.

and.. I don't know the answer to that, either. I guess I'm just comparatively better with images than I am with words, so I have an easier time sharing images than I do just.. ideas that I can do nothing but try and describe. And it's just nice to see things, you know?

I suppose that's true, but it's not like I had a lot of opportunity elsewhere. Not that I've got a lot of shit going for me in this area, but I mean.. Again, what else am I supposed to do? There's nothing I would do, or could do.

Yeah.. I don't know how any of that's going to work out for me. I've been diagnosed with some ridiculous shit that keeps me from functioning like a Regular Human Being in any type of social situation, I don't know if I'm ever going to amount to anything in any area.
#80714 to #80713 - groulgarigon
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(01/20/2016) [-]
A feeling can usually be explained if you introspect long enough. In your down time- ... well while you have down time, I definitely recommend looking at yourself and asking serious questions. Who are you? Get to the root of what exactly makes you, you. I would be more than happy to help guide you but the decisions will be yours.

The age of 19 isn't exactly a point in your life where you should be closing yourself off to anything. You are a blank slate. You have the potential for anything. The whole world is available to you and it is up to you to decide which portion of it that you want. And if you work hard it will be yours.

And I don't know. You seem about as normal as everyone else I've talked to. So you're either really good at hiding your affliction, or it doesn't have as much a command over your life as you might think it does. Amounting to something in your area is an exceptional goal. But the fear of not doing it despite your best efforts is daunting, I know, but don't let it keep you down.

I would recommend drawing some personal art. Make a drawing of how you feel. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Just draw out your deepest darkest emotion so that you yourself can see it. If you care to show it to the world or keep it for yourself makes little difference. The important thing is that you do it.

If you ever want help I'd be glad to share my Skype.
#80748 to #80714 - oneironaut
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(01/21/2016) [-]
Sorry for the late response.

I'm not sure I'd want to know, honestly.

I suppose that's true, but it's a little hard to believe - part of me wants to say
"I'm still a fucking child! I'm fine! I can't be expecting so much from myself all at once right now", but another part of me wants to say,
"THERE GOES A WHOLE FIFTH OF MY LIFE I'M WASTING MY TIME IT'S TOO LATE"
and... I don't know. The shit that's happened in these past 19 years has seriously limited what I can do with myself.

I'm alright with talking online - and only if it's just talking. Any sort of conflict and I'll have a straight-up panic attack. Face-to-face I'm a fucking catastrophe regardless of context.

I suppose I could give it a shot next time I find the will to draw?

That'd be nice. Can I PM you?
and.. thanks for talking with me

#80749 to #80748 - groulgarigon
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(01/21/2016) [-]
Yeah man go ahead and PM me. Sad to say I'm a little down in the dumps myself. But we can talk later. x)
#80612 to #80605 - foreveranonymous
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(01/18/2016) [-]
I usually offer to draw someone else's character cause I get bored of my own, hoping something new and fresh inspires me
Does not always work :v
#80591 - rasins
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(01/18/2016) [-]
#80576 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(01/17/2016) [-]
I wanted to continue this one for a while, but fucked up big time with layer organisation, so I'm just starting over with the previous sketch as a semi-tracing thingie.
and now I don't know what that collar should be attached to...
#80589 to #80576 - alleksi
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(01/18/2016) [-]
it's a very spooky perspective and I think you got a bit lost in it.

maybe something like this. Push the perspective on the character more. The shoulder + pecks probably block the neck maybe possibly.
#80620 to #80589 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Ah, yeah, makes sense actually. Woulda'looked nicer.
Took me a bit to figure out what you meant exactly.
I'm not starting over a third time but I'll keep it in m mind for the next time i do stuff like this.
Ill still try to tweak it a bit when I'm back home. Might be worth aa shot.
#80579 to #80576 - butthurtforever
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(01/17/2016) [-]
are you going to color it again? I really enjoy the shape of the negative space.
#80582 to #80579 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(01/17/2016) [-]
prolly'
It was the original plan for the first one, but again, I kinda' fucked up oraganisation, what led me to sort that out first
#80583 to #80582 - butthurtforever
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(01/17/2016) [-]
I like it, pls post when finished
#80574 - rasins
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(01/17/2016) [-]
Still getting back into the swing of things. Havent finished a painting in 10 days
#80580 to #80574 - anon
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(01/17/2016) [-]
Hair, torso, and colors are your strengths.
Limbs,hands and feet are your weaknesses.

#80584 to #80580 - rasins
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(01/17/2016) [-]
eh screw anatomy
#80569 - pewtersprite
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(01/17/2016) [-]
So I like...
#80570 to #80569 - pewtersprite
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(01/17/2016) [-]
Gnomes...
#80571 to #80570 - pewtersprite
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(01/17/2016) [-]
A lot...
#80572 to #80571 - pewtersprite
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(01/17/2016) [-]
A WHOLE...
#80573 to #80572 - pewtersprite
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(01/17/2016) [-]
LOT.
#80623 to #80573 - sexyhimself ONLINE
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(01/18/2016) [-]
porn when?
#80636 to #80623 - pewtersprite
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(01/18/2016) [-]
Guess it's only a matter of time, isn't it. 'til then: MOAR GNOAM!
#80581 to #80573 - anon
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(01/17/2016) [-]
Nice style.
#80566 - torky
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(01/17/2016) [-]
Anyone have any advice on animation? I'm fairly new at it and I'd like some tips or pointers.
#80575 to #80566 - yibdiy
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(01/17/2016) [-]
>physical contact
flagged
#80577 to #80575 - torky
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(01/17/2016) [-]
You can't stop me.
#80578 to #80577 - yibdiy
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(01/17/2016) [-]
#80588 to #80578 - anon
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(01/17/2016) [-]
hello
#80568 to #80566 - ScottP
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(01/17/2016) [-]
That animation already looks really good
#80567 to #80566 - pickaxe ONLINE
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(01/17/2016) [-]
no shit, you seem to be a natural.
shapes are consistent, weight feels real everything flows nicely.
I don't get that shit right 'till now.
#80563 - scruffystevie
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(01/17/2016) [-]
An alien concept art drawing I made to build my portfolio. Based on Lost Planet.
#80561 - trisketthebiskit
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(01/16/2016) [-]
another character design. she is the guard captains second in command named Ayla.
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(01/18/2016) [-]
She reminds me RWBY