You have a great story as well! sketchdump was a great idea too.
I'm an animator/writer, it's an eternal dedication and you never stop learning, and no matter how unhealthy your brain is if you're dedicated enough you can be successful
I get innovation from inspiration and it gives me motivation
People used to laugh about my art in school, so I felt pretty sad in these days and I stopped to draw, I thought that art was a talent or something like that.
I'm still insecure to post my drawings on dA because I want them to be good not only for me, for the viewer too.
Oh yeah I know we all gonna make it, not tomorrow, not in a week, these things take time. The worst feel about this is "Oh yeah I think I'm improving, I've been working so hard on this this and this, but I don't think so... Maybe I need to work more hard" It's horrible.
But yeah, thank you for telling us that, It's really inspiring
It definitely gives people like me hope ty again
After reading this, i'm more motivated to practice digital art. cause it is one of the hardest things for me.
I'd really apreciate if you could give me some advice, digital art is something new for me.
I love drawing but if I were to range my skills from beginner,intermediate and professional ,I would say it's some where between begginer and intermediate. The people around me always say "Hey!You can become a mangaka already!" or "I bet if you can become instantly famous if you draw a manga now!" but I know it's not that easy to do that unless you're born a genius and that's not possible. It takes a lot of effort and hardwork to achive the results you want.(It took me 5-6yrs just to get to where I am now!)
So,a word of caution to those who aspire to become greater in any type of work:Even though getting praises is nice,who doesn't like them?,but don't let that pride get in your way.As the old saying goes "Pride,comes before a fall".
When I was 21, I decided to give art an honest and serious try for once. Upon reading tutorials on deviantART and MangaTutorials, I was so shocked I had been drawing everything without even basic structure all this time. I too wondered how artists knew what strokes to make, while watching speed paint videos, but with deeply studying tutorials, and practicing their examples, I saw that it was the experience in their hands. No one was kidding when they said practice was the most important secret to improving.
The more I drew, the less complex structuring I needed to do basic things. It becomes burned into your memory, and a good deal of the subconscious does much of the thinking with each line. Two to three years later, it feels pretty incredible, and I'm not afraid of attempting to draw anything anymore.
Thanks for posting this, I'm glad I'm not the only one.
I've been feeling the same way about not improving for 7 months now and I've given quitting a thought as of late, until I heard and received advice from other artists on here. I hope with all this advice and encouragement that I can start drawing again soon.
Thank you for this.