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Jan 24, 2017 | 5:03 PM EST
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Decided to quit doing these challenges because it's a waste of time. Imagine you have a dice, here are the result: Draw again, upload raw drawing/painting, cancel, delete and try again, move on, get frustrated, idea block, demotivated.
Getting a tablet is pointless, if i can't take this seriously. For me since my artwork did not payed off in all thous years of drawing. The thing i do best is waste time, and play video games that my steam powered PC can't handle anymore.
Back to square one... again.

What i don't understand is why people going to these challenges if they already have tablets rather for thous who draw with mouse.

Well that is the price i am paying for, trying to be professional at all art themes with just a mouse. Sure i make way better artwork then i used before... but its not enough... its not... enough.

Continuing the long road, the hard way. I have a higher chance of buying a tablet since i have a job that unfortunately has nothing to do with being creative at all.

Too bad my art is pure but has no life

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

Hey, so I saw your response and read what you had to say. Just so you know, many many artists go through the same block at times. The thing I like to tell anyone who is frustrated with where they are is to practice. Sounds boring and cliche, but honestly, study artists, pick something specific, like anatomy, and practice. You wouldn't believe how much progress you can make if you spend even just an hour a day for a week practicing a certain skill. I'd start with value and shading, understanding how light works. Scott Robertson has two great books out, the first about learning how to draw. Composition is a great thing to study as well, and honestly a lot of this info is available on YouTube where people can show you. Gotta take baby steps when learning, you can't expect to be as good as the people you look up to overnight. The worst thing you can do is give up, right? And as far as drawing tablets go, I would recommend pencil and paper. It's so easy to worry about textures and colors and effects too early when you are using software. A good foundational drawing will always hold together better than effects. So going to pencil and paper to practice and then using one new thing you learned for the COTM I'm sure you'll see progress. I am very inspired by Anthony Jones, he talks a lot about learning art and motivation. He didn't start learning until he was in his twenties, and now he is extremely talented and teaches other artists. Again, look him also up on YouTube.
I know this wasn't directly about your piece, but I think practice is what you need, just like me and just like every other artist. Easiest way to think about it is like this... you wouldn't expect a person with basic science skills to work for NASA or solve sciences mysteries, so you can't expect beginner artists to create the same thing as someone who's been doing art for 20 years. Trust me, I wish I was there, but it just takes passion and practice and you'll get better.
You were mentioning that your ideas weren't coming to you either, and I think this piece actually has some interesting ideas. And reference is everywhere, even you can be your own reference if you can't find what you need. Don't be hard on yourself, cause it seems like you know what you need to work on. Instead of thinking of that as a bad thing, use it to help you focus your efforts into practicing those things. You mentioned that drawing from imagination creates fuzzy imagery, that's just because you aren't familiar enough with that thing to draw it acurately, so At that point I'd get reference. But that's where a lot of practice will help as well.
And if you want a starting point, follow Jazza's drawing tutorials. He doesn't draw extremely realistic, he simplifies anatomy very well and makes it easy to understand. Start there and practice one thing a week till you feel more comfortable.
I hope this helped at all, and if so and you need anything, just message me. I wanna help and pass on what I can since this art community seems to be so great at that stuff :).

Redeemer000 responds:

By the time you read this i cracked it... i level up and back on track

I try to keep my art original as possible avoiding references and any form of study... clearly it backfired to the point it stressed me out.
I try to maintain the original how first i imaginated in the first place... but as the drawing process moves along it constantly mutates and changes into either lower quality or something that does not work with the idea and gets either rushed or stuck in development hell... in cases gets cancelled.

For now i reverse engineering some artwork other peoples artwork for study purposes. Looks like il have to take a shortcut after all.

Since i got a job that i don't like but i have to, it eats a lot of time 11 hours a day 4 work days but i get 4 free day, so it adds a little bit of stress. I aim to become professional artist to brake out. Either way i have others plans that waits to be executed to become a youtuber or even game developer. that might take month or years to achieve


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I would suggest trying things like 'Clipping Masks', the 'Magic Wand' and 'Pen' tools. They can all be used to create more crisp artwork and give your pieces a more professional feel when using alternatives to tablets.

Also, try to experiment with different brushes and blending tools. Your brush lines are too abrupt in places (IMO).

Overall, creating art should be a fun experience. If the challenges are causing you stress or to rush your work, forget about them. Just do your thing, when you want to do it and learn as much as you can when you can.


Redeemer000 responds:

Ty for reviewing my art.

I been playing with mask a bit but as soon as i discovered a new trick i instantly forgot how to use it the moment later... having too many layers just made a mess.

I always use default Krita brushes the only difference thing i do is constantly regulate opacity. Some brushes made me discover a new way to make really good extures... but also forgot how i done it in the first place so blending and drawing interesting pattern, texture is mostly impacted by random luck.

The very first imaginative vision of the art looks amazing, like to everyone else/ But it's very hard to maintain to the original idea, it's. Since i don't have a style and focused theme i aim high and my art is really like RNG game. Chance of getting good quality is small, since most of the time i don't know what i am even doing. Since now im more calm and next art will have better quality, but i ran into my old problem. What should i draw?
For now i'm self taught, trying to teach myself something i don't know. Finding perfect reference is hard. Drawing from imagination makes my art look fuzzy, blurry, unrealistic, almost droodle like. I want to learn all themes, be universal, since i need to adapt to what people might want from me to be successful. That's where the pressure comes from in the first place. Seeing other peoples work only fuels that demand more.

Most of the time if i can't figure out a technique or a way to achieve a texture, shade, shape, background... i rush it out and upload thinking why bother if almost no one will see my art.

3D modeling is too complex right now, didn't touched 3D sculpting yet. Started music making with digital instrument, and might even start a 2D game as a single developer. So many dreams so little experience and skill.