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lamonticus:

Feels weird when I don’t put up anything new on here. Need to work on faces and expressions more as anything past smirk is hard for me.

lamonticus:

Feels weird when I don’t put up anything new on here. Need to work on faces and expressions more as anything past smirk is hard for me.

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Feels weird when I don’t put up anything new on here. Need to work on faces and expressions more as anything past smirk is hard for me.

Feels weird when I don’t put up anything new on here. Need to work on faces and expressions more as anything past smirk is hard for me.

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This is a new iteration, the list has been scrapped for the old ‘reblog and’ post.

Reblog this post to your art blog, and I will give you feedback on the content of your blog. I’ll tell you what works, what needs improvement, and how you might go about making those improvements. I will not…

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siga4bdn:

Dragon’s Crown Amazon - digital paintingBoth me and my poor laptop have been struggling with the heat! it was finally cool enough to have photoshop running nicely so here’s some art!! the amazon from dragons crown. I rarely imitate other artists styles, but studying George Kamitani’s art is how i learned to digital paint! so i felt at home. 

siga4bdn:

Dragon’s Crown Amazon - digital painting

Both me and my poor laptop have been struggling with the heat! it was finally cool enough to have photoshop running nicely so here’s some art!! the amazon from dragons crown. I rarely imitate other artists styles, but studying George Kamitani’s art is how i learned to digital paint! so i felt at home. 

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kelseylexartworks said: Not a question, but I've been following your DA and I just started following your tumblr and read your notes about being too perfect and beating yourself up, and not expecting anything. Over the past couple months I've been trying to learn that and just wanted to let you know that you and a few other posts and people have been even more uplifting and inspiring, so now I'm posting more work and not afraid anymore, so I'm just giving thanks and supporting the little (or big) artists like me.

robscorner:

Wow, thanks! I’m very glad to hear that!

(You know, we tend to forget how intimidating “failure” can be. It’s primarily the main reason we can get so bent out of shape trying to be perfect. We’re scared of viewing that one image the next day and find that there’s this one line that’s ‘off’ or the body looks more bloated than you remembered it to be, or whatever error, that it sometimes gets us into the mode of constantly checking so much that we burn out and never get any art out there or done. We don’t want to fail, and basically, we don’t want others to point out our errors ‘cuz that’s basically rubbing even more salt on a wound you’re already feeling the pain of and are aware of medicating.

I’ve long discovered to get out of that mentality because it stifles my growth as an artist. I had to accept that anything translating from my brain to my hand and to a sheet of paper or digital canvas will never be perfect. Once I got used to just drawing and drawing, I found myself actually getting better when I look back at older works. It’s a process of elimination, tossing away what works and what doesn’t. You can’t do that on one single image trying to get right on the first try. It just won’t happen.)

So I’m happy that you’re seeing the greener side of this thing! Keep it up!

A week old drawing I did on new character for a comic I want to do.Trying to flesh out her character through expressions. To the right is her robot, Two Horn.

A week old drawing I did on new character for a comic I want to do.Trying to flesh out her character through expressions. To the right is her robot, Two Horn.

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Trying to learn how to ink. Its different than what I remember in high school. Gotta remember not to trace the image but to draw it.

Trying to learn how to ink. Its different than what I remember in high school. Gotta remember not to trace the image but to draw it.

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cyrilvamp said: Just so you know you're a flawless creature and I love you and all of your artwork. I've just dropped out of art school, it really took all of my passion out of me. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can get my groove back?

sephiramy:

engelmech:

littlefroggies:

My advice for losing passion or drive is kinda different than most my friends so take that with a grain of salt, but I can only say what’s worked for me: Make yourself work. Doesn’t matter what you’re working on, don’t let yourself sit around not doing anything. You don’t have to take on, like, your opus or anything… but you need to be doing something with your art. You need to make a project, and hold yourself accountable for finishing it. Even if it looks like trash or its a failed experiment, its okay to make bad stuff. You learn from making bad stuff. Just keep your hands busy, keep your brain busy.

If I waited for when I felt my “groove” or had passion for it, I’d probably be out of a job because there was a 3 month period not long ago when I was burnt out and tired of drawing/writing, but I had to cuz its my job. I did good work I was proud of, regardless of being in my groove. I just had to find a motivation that wasn’t passion for those 3 months… which turned out to be “fear of not getting paid” and “refusing to drop quality.”

I am not of the opinion people should only work when they feel inspired. Sometimes, you just have to do it. You have to sit down and work. You have to find a reason to keep going at it during the times when the passion isn’t there, cuz the passion will not always be there.

like I said, take my advise with a grain of salt. This is what’s worked for me and how I function.

This is very good advice.

This advice resounds with me, too. There is a quote from Nick Cave that I really like on this topic: “I go into my office every day that I’m in Brighton and work. Whether I feel like it or not is irrelevant. Inspiration is nice, but if you only work when it strikes, you’re going to be an unhappy artist. This is especially true if you want to earn a living at it; you don’t hear about surgeons getting “surgeon’s block” or garbage men getting “garbage men’s block.” There are assuredly days when the surgeon doesn’t want to be removing gall-bladders, but she does it anyway, because that’s her job.”

(I do also totally echo that the advice isn’t for everybody. Everyone works different ways, so far as creating stuff goes. I think this is pretty solid, though.)