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What do I see as art?

What are my strengths and weaknesses?

Can I really do this? Do I have what it takes to make these things come true?

'These are the questions that I had been pondering off lately. Things in which I took seriously.'

As I count my days here on this website I had witnessed numerous artworks and artists striving and perfecting their artistic techniques. From simple hand-drawn figures to those of complex products of art and editing I've seen the commitment of different people in their art. I was so amazed by them that in some point I came to mimic their works of art but failed miserably. From that moment, I asked myself is there a chance in which I could be as good as them? Do I have the skills and talent for it? Am I just here for the sake of gaining something other than fun itself? These questions echoed through my mind like sound resonating in the deepest parts of a cave.

I came to wonder and I came to reflect. ''People here are good for they know who they are and the things that they can do. They strive not because they want to be like others but instead they want to become more of themselves.''

Like a trickle of water in an empty bucket I suddenly jolted up with a surge of excitement. I came to realize that its not the art that makes the person but rather it is the person that makes the art. It is the person itself that decides the art in which he or she prefers and not the other way around. I've been a sort of fool for trying to copy others and not to look upon my very self the creative thoughts within me.

''You look unto others and admire them but not to copy them. You look within yourself and discover the artist within you.''
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Reading: Various literatures
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Owsouu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I think you're over thinking this art thing a little bit too much haha.

Simply put, the best way to get better at making art is practicing. You gotta practice and draw a lot. Depending on how serious you are about art, you're gonna have to draw nearly every single day! That kind of A LOT hehe.

Everybody starts somwehre and if you truly enjoy it, you'll keep going. You gotta keep going and drawing and you'll get better over time. The improvement won't happen suddenly but through jumps as time passes.

I think having fun with something solely depends on your attitude towards what you are doing a the specific moment. It's something that you choose to do much like continuing with your art.

Copying other's work can help you learn at first, but it's best if you draw things from your own mind. Use references and study anatomy of the subject you are wanting to draw. There's so many things to learn, but no amount of reading will help if you don't do something, do anything.

The point is that you draw a lot, have fun, and don't think too much about perfect because... well nobody is perfect.
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TrainerEM-Dustin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I did went a bit over board haven't I XD (I think this is the most intensive journal I had made yet)


Well anyways, your right. I did have some of these moments and I just can't help it but still I was thankful that they occurred to me because I was able to learn from them :)

Truly, the point there is just really to have fun.


Ps. Thanks for the comment. It sure was one heck of a comment Spooky Wind :)
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Owsouu Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome. \

Just keep learning and having artistic revelations like I've been having over the past half year haha.

Remember to draw every day and draw whatever you want.
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TrainerEM-Dustin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)

By the way you sound it seems that you really have something special my friend :)
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Owsouu Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome.

I have something special? What do you mean?
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TrainerEM-Dustin Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well about that, what I meant was that you 'something' which might be very special if not unique. I just can't put my finger on it. XD

Well anyways, it's up to you to find it out, after all, we people tend to find special things within ourselves by just being us.
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Owsouu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh. Alright. I hope you find that special something within you as well. Good luck with your drawings.
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TrainerEM-Dustin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Spooky-Wind.

It has been a wonderful conversation :)
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Seiishin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I see my good friend, Spooky, had a chat with you. xD He is very inspiring, isn't he? C:
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TrainerEM-Dustin Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes Seiishin, and I can why you termed him as inspiring. His words does have a lot of sense to it :)
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