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Rincewind, Twoflower, Luggage, Imp and Kring


Ten years ago I started posting my Pixelart.

At the time, I wasn't confident in my skills. I had a lot to learn. It was not easy to be part of a community with such tallented artists and compare my skills with theirs, realizing the enourmous path I'd have to follow to be with them some day. Criticism broke once, and broke me twice. But I learned with it. I studied. Every single day I studied, not to surpass them, but to surpass myself. It's funny to think how much proud I was with each result I got. "I'm one step closer", I used to think. And that kept me going. Each new work I posted was an attest of my learning process, and boy I was happy with it!

I still think I have a long way ahead before I reach the great ones, but I'm still praticing, I'm still studying, I'm still trying my best.

I'm not exactly sure why I'm sharing this. But I wonder if someone that might read this feels like I felt back then, that I wasn't good enough, and that I had to outdo myself every single day to, hopefully, be where I wanted so hard to be. All I have to say is that it's not easy. And that I still don't think I'm there yet. But I'll be there some day.

And here I lay my most sincere thank you to all of you who helped me somehow, I won't list names because I don't think it would be fair. But you know who you are.

Keep awesome, pals. And keep reaching for your goals.
We'll get there some day.

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This was really inspiring! I’ve been following your picxelart for a few years now. It’s unlike most pixelart I’ve seen. You really have your own developed style. So not just giving five stars for the Authors Comments section ;)

As a fan of your work and art style this
is a legit piece of art work you have here.
Never struggle with art and Hope your future
is prosperous. :)

I strive to improve with every piece I make,and at times,it can be hard seeing others who are so much more talented than I am,but I let those feelings of not being good enough push me to do better. You totally get how that feels,and I have to tell you,looking at your work,you are a truly amazing pixel artist,and I'm willing to bet there are artists out there seeing what you do,and wishing they could be as good. Thank you for sharing this,sometimes just knowing there are others that feel the same way is just as encouraging as a telling someone they did a good job.

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4.71 / 5.00

Aug 8, 2018
2:32 PM EDT
Pixel Art
File Info
350 x 392 px
21.2 KB

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