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Need to get this off my chest

Sat Feb 21, 2015, 9:57 AM
EDIT: Wow  OLD GROSS ART ALERTInspired by this journal:
 
I got those comments, too Granny ; )
And to encourage those who think their art is shit and will forever stay shitty, look at this:

This is stuff from 2011. And I thought it was good, haha
Just look at this
I don't even know where to start
Everything looks so bad
And now stuff from 2012, where I started drawing digitally

It doesn't look any better;;;;;;;;;;;
I don't know if it even got worse oh god
BUt you get my point here?
I now draw like that:

Eve


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So, I'm getting a little (a lot) tired of something.
People seem to come to me, or anyone else who posts a good skill of art and says
"I wish I could draw like this"
"I can't draw lol"
"My art is so bad so I don't draw"
"I'll never draw this good"
ETC

Please stop COMPLAINING

I'm really starting to get fed up with things like this.
This is really??? Annoying to hear constantly. Receiving these comments, messages, journals are not going to improve your skill, but make us who actually drew for a while annoyed!

You "can't" draw
You WON'T draw

Everyone started out poorly, and work their way to the skill they have now
Because they didn't give up!
They practiced, drew constantly, didn't cry to other artists, etc!

Art isn't simple.  Just like everything else, you must LEARN how to do it. You cannot be good in a day.

Take it from me, I used to STEAL people's art, copy and paste, and then upload it.
I would get so upset when they got removed, and I would say "My art sucks so I won't draw" and then I started drawing

Here is my VERY first digital drawing from 2006


After I drew this, I said "Wow this is crap. I won't draw, omg"

And people on deviantART convinced me to draw after
And, I did! I disliked how everyone was better than me, but it didn't stop me! So I kept drawing!

Newest thing in my gallery

And more



LOOK HOW I DREW SCENERY BACK THEN JUST HALF BLUE HALF (NEON) GREEN
NOW I'M DOIN THIS


Now I have a headworld filled with tons of characters. The previous concept of the headworld was made up of fandom characters and was cliche as heck. Now it's all original! It's developing a better plot and everything (thanks for the help from a baby ; ) )
I've only been drawing seriously to improve for five years. Not a lot compared to people who started at a much younger age, but look where it got me!

All it takes is some practice. Don't be discouraged by your current skill! I used to complain a lot how I couldn't draw, but I kept doing it until I have what I have now. I still have a long way to go with practicing!

It's very stressful for us artists to have to hear "YOU'RE SO GOOD BUT I CANNOT DRAW OMG" all the time! It makes us UNCOMFORTABLE. Or at least, for me it does! THIS ISN'T A COMPLIMENT.
So next time someone says this stuff to me, I'll either drop the conversation, or link them this. 

Admittedly though, I DO feel UNCONFIDANT but I don't whine to people anymore saying "OMG UR SO GOOD BUT I'M SHIT LOL"

I'm sorry for sounding so aggressive but enough is enough! No one likes to hear this kind of thing.

TL;DR: 


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:iconpoltergeistnaga:
PoltergeistNaga Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I use to do that,  I did Trace a lot and all of that. However I started to ask for advice on how I could get better without stealing or tracing. Now I go and draw for myself. I like my Style now. X3 Yeah I may feel like my Stuff is crap sometimes but I give myself a break then go back to Drawing!

Thanks for posting this. More People need to read this and try on their own. And Ask for advice X3
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p--Paradox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
GUILTY. :iconimhappyplz:

I do have to admit that I wish drawing was easy because it's really not! I've been saying my art sucks, which it does, but it's only like that because I refuse to put in the time and effort it takes to improve it. Now I'm not saying I'm not SLOWLY improving because I actually am, I'm not often practicing art, but GUYS... Look where I am now!

THIS...
Is the first digital piece that "I" ever drew.
fav.me/d4715zo
It was so ugly it drew it trolls that I couldn't get rid of for weeks. :'D

NOW LOOK AT THESE...
fav.me/d8h6ij3
fav.me/d8ajmzk
fav.me/d856890
fav.me/d7q2rnl
fav.me/d7lejt0 <--- LITERALLY MY BEST REF SO FAR...



SEE GUYS?
I'M IMPROVING. : D
Perhaps not as fast as I could be if I believed in my abilities more, put in the patience, and effort that this skill requires.
But it just goes to show.
If some lazy flat dried up piece of bread can improve with a little bit of effort and patience.
Think about how much YOU can improve with a LOT OF EFFORT AND PATIENCE.
MAN.
You guys'll become super artists!

So yeah.
Quit moping about saying you can't and go draw shit already.
Don't LITERALLY draw POO.
I mean.
Go draw whatever your heart desires.
Dragons, people, anthros, canines, felines, vore, inflation, or porn.
Whatever you kids are into these days. 8)


This inspiration speech brought to you by a bored young adult in his school library. ~
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Madsters Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You know what, this is so true. I'm going to go make a journal like this too! Not just for others, but to remind myself as well that I HAVE come a long way and I should be proud!
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LuminStarHero Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
will engrave it on the skin of ur dead body, then ur bones,  then engrave it on your tombstone don't worry I got u
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TheBluestJay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
finally I will rest in peace
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:iconluminstarhero:
LuminStarHero Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BEAUTIFUL YES

If they're wishing to draw good, and don't practice at all, then drawing art is OBVIOUSLYYYY not their thing, and should find something that probably is! Something they find easy and can work with. Drawing isn't everyone's thing, but don't pity the artists who WORKED to get where they are because you're not at a skill level you want to be on.
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TheBluestJay Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
preach it!
maybe if more people figured this out there would be less of the whole "well your an artist and drawing is easy for you so why can't you draw me this?" thing that plagues the community
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LuminStarHero Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OR THEY SAY "Still looks better than what I can do", "But idk what 2 dra" "I tried but I still sux :'(:'(:'("

" it seems like you're trying to kiss my ass and that gets annoying"
YE S

We all started out bad, some worse than others, maybe, but even those reallyyy bad artworks can turn into something amazing with practice and patience (and I'm REALLY impatient)

YEAH IT IS ANNOYING One of the several annoying things about being an artist.
These kinds of comments is one of the worst, is NOT the worst thing an artist can receive. 
I just hope people who do this realize it, stop crying, pic up something to draw with AND PRACTICE for several years until they get good!
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SolarPaintDragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
YEAH EXACTLY BUT PEOPLE JUST ASSUME WE COME FROM THE WOMB WITH THIS AMAZING SKILL AND ITS LIKE
NO
TALENT COMES FROM THE INCLINATION TO DO SOMETHING
literally if you enjoy drawing you will get good one day 

yeah there are so many weird comments artists can get but this is definitely one of the worst
RIGHT PEOPLE ARE LIKE "wow how are you so good???" and I'm just "CAUSE I SAT DOWN FOR 5 FUCKING YEARS AND DID NOTHING BUT DRAW. AND I DRAW CONSTANTLY. EVERY SINGLE DAY." 
people don't understand the effort that goes into this kind of stuff-
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Lydiadragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
This.
Most amazing artists start off with microsoft paint kids drawings. Look at them now. C:
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Zykedragon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Student General Artist
I...kinda used to do that . Nowadays I just think that I'll get there soon enough,if not someday .
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shade730 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The main part as an artist is growing both maturely with yourself(etc.) and with you're art, and it's always going to grow, people are going to find new styles and get better and better. Heck when I started drawing a lot in 6th grade my people looked like big headed people with giant lips almost like those bratz dolls that used to be hella popular back in the day, and I didn't really complain either, sure yeah I thought I sucked, but I continued and I've grown, as many other artists in this world have grown. 

I mainly think the people that complain all the dang time about how they think their art really really sucks and they cant draw so they won't is to not only get attention but to also, have other possibly feel bad and draw something for them etc etc. but there are cases where people think they cant draw because of low self esteem or even struggling with perfectionism :I 

But holy Swiss cheese you have grown artistically like crazy, and for that I shall give youze a gigantic cookie :cookie: cookie  keep up the awesome job ^^ 
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LuminStarHero Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GOD I did kinda "grow up" with you and some others didn't we?? Oh gosh I think about that a lot! It is so much fun growing and improving alongside your friends! AND LOOK AT US NOW WE'RE immature YOUNG ADULTS NOW P MUCH WITH HOT ASS SEXY ART
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Vergolophus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Exactly! I remember admiring these artists and now I've managed to talk to them, hehe! People will learn that the artists they looked up to didn't start out all fantastic.
YEAH! LOOK AT US NOW... And my gallery is just dragons. x u x
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bandigirl15 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Oh sorry, I didn't know. I think I wrote something like that before in one of your art.
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:iconluminstarhero:
LuminStarHero Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? If you did, I don't remember you doing it!
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bandigirl15 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
XD

I feel like I did somewhere, I think not too long ago.
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:iconluminstarhero:
LuminStarHero Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I don't remember! And don't worry, I'm not mad at anyone who does it, I just want to set them on the right path to become an artist!
... Though now that I look at this journal, it seems really aggressive! Though I guess sometimes you gotta give people a firm push if you want them on this path. I know I sure did...
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:iconbandigirl15:
bandigirl15 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
True.

You? I can't really imagine you through that.
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LuminStarHero Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You really don't know the kind of things I went through. Better off unsaid though!
But yeah, I think it was best I put this in public so maybe those who say these things often can probably rethink about it and draw for themselves!
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bandigirl15 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Then it should work...hopefully, if they read it of course. I'm sure they will.
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CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god I'm so guilty of this.  I've been growing out of it though. Just sketching stuff out every once in a while. 
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Coillte Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Ugh, these people. I have a few who do that :/
Not only is it annoying, they're really....embarrassing too??
What am I supposed to say to them?
They kinda make you feel bad too, well me anyway. ;n;
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LuminStarHero Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know TOO MANY!
Yeah i get what you mean! I never know how to answer except "Just practice" or whatever. Cuz... that's all I really can answer!
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