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Is it just me...

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 13, 2012, 9:42 AM
Or are there others around that have the same feeling as well?

Every time I finish an artwork and publish it, I like it a lot and I (often) think it's the very best I ever made.  Sadly enough it only takes me about 2 weeks to get tired or it and spot all mistakes. That's when I stop liking it. This is not something I have occasionally. It's something that happens to me every single time, and I'm getting tired or it. I wish my art style would've stabilized a bit by now, but it's still fluctuating freakin' everywhere.

This only goes for my own work, though. I don't have it when I see the work of others.

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:iconnaomiinferno:
naomiinferno Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I also fall victim to this vicious cycle. It's not very self-motivating, to be honest.
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RainbowBunnehs Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's me D;
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MelanieMushroom Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Yeah well I guess it's relatable for everyone :/
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Light-Lein Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Daar heb ik ook wel eens last van, ik zie de fouten vaak als ik al halverwege ben (zoals nu met inkleuren van de tekening van de markermeeting) en dan kan je er vaak al niets meer aan doen. Soms maak ik ze zelfs niet af (zoals die van Jack Sparrow...). Vind het ook best vervelend, gelukkig raak ik er niet helemaal negatief over maar ben er dan niet meer zo blij mee als eerst. Best stom eigenlijk, heb het ook niet bij anderen :S. Ook niet bij jou dus! :P.
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dus jij vindt 'm oude werk nog steeds oke? 0__o

Dat is best grappig... eigenlijk...
Ik heb het namelijk soms wel bij andere mensen. Met name mensen die ik al langer volg en vroeger (lees: meer dan 5 jaar terug) heel goed vond. En waarvan ik nu denk 'hmm, het is wel leuk, maar zo knap is het eigenlijk niet' ^^
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Light-Lein Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ik vind van wel geloof ik :p Miss heel oud werk niet gezien je nu beter bent geworden (dat van mij wil je niet zien dat vind ik ook vreselijk :P)! Bij sommige ga je het (vooral na 5 jaar) ook teveel vergelijken en zie je de verbetering heel erg. Maar dat is eigenlijk een goed teken (zou erg zijn als het oude mooier is dan het nieuwe XD).
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True that =P
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haunted-harmony Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Happens to me all the time, as well. :"c
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... at least I'm glad I'm not alone ^^
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MinsaChan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ja, ik heb het ook wel. :P Nu wel wat minder omdat ik weet dat ik die fouten er toch niet uit ga krijgen. Dus probeer ik zomin mogelijk naar mijn oude tekeningen te kijken. :P
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Peetsj Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is improvement.. you are able to see your mistakes, thats only a good thing.
how would you feel if you made a drawing 5 years ago, and you still wouldnt see any mistakes in it?
I would feel like im not improving, but thats my opinion. c:
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If my art quality was anywhere near professional level, I wouldn't mind to see less changes, even if the drawings were five years apart.
I've seen many artbooks from people with drawings that were a few years apart. You can see the style slightly differs between the first artwork and the most recent, and often some things got better or more detailed. But the difference is only small and both drawings are good.

That's the kind of quality I'm aiming for.
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Peetsj Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
honestly, I wouldnt watch you if I didnt think your art was amazing (okay okay, personality counts too haha ♥)
maybe you should aim more out of the box- its the best way of improving ive heard so far.
draw things that youre not used to, or try -as you said- getting more details in and try out different styles~ my personal aim is to improve as much as I can, for at least as long as possible. theres always room for improvement, and the more you try out different things, the more there will be to learn,but that is the opposite of what most people think;
they would say that when they learn more and more, there will be less to learn. but its nothing like that.., you would be stuck with drawing the same thing over and over, you would be good at it, but just at that. now that is something I try to avoid.
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wut? You watch people for their personality? How do you know about that when you're on the internet? (just wondering...)

Anyway. I try to vary in what I draw every now and then. And try to use some diffrent media and diffrent techniques. But doing too much out-of-the-box stuff will not always make me happy, since it's hard to produce good results when doing something new ^^
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Peetsj Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I ment I dont always watch people just for their art,I like making friends here too, thats mostly why haha.. and I have met a few internet friends before (in the Netherlands), or I already knew them in real life.. (:

haha variety is always good in my opinion :meow:
and yeah, doing/drawing what you love is the most important thing there is!
If I wouldnt have fun in drawing, I wouldnt do it as much, or take it very seriously..

anyway.. enough with the serious talk, how was your day? ♥
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay... I get it now.
And doing what you love is just a way to keep you going. Without that, I probably wouldn't have started drawing in the first place.

About my day... it's probably a bad day to ask.
My grandpa died and I just had his funeral today, so my day was pretty much miserable.
I hope yours was better ;)
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Peetsj Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup.. *gaat over op nederlands, want dat is makkelijker*

gecondoleerd..
Mijn dag was niet veel beter, veel gebeurd.
laten we hopen dat morgen wat beter word :)
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Byassu Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha, for i long tiome i got this feeling and i`m already goit used to it. It envolves from not liking your works day after, to loving them, however you still think you can do beter. I think then you loose that feeling, you stop evolving as atrits and stop trying to do best of what you can in artwork...and not doing best because, you think u are the best.. that is what kills art itself :>
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure about that. It's true, you need to see mistakes in order to improve. But hating the whole work after 2 weeks already? Please, give me a break >__> That's just utterly annoying.

I've been doing a lot of writing in the past (and I still do). I used to have the same problem with that. I wrote something, and hated it 2 weeks after I wrote it. But as the years pass, my writing style somehow became more stable. Now I write stuff, I spot mistakes after a few days or weeks, but I don't end up hating it. At least not for the next few years.
If my art style ever gets that stable, I'll be content. But, tbh, I don't see that happening for the next few years. I'm soooo screwed T___T
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Byassu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*hugs*
i used to write to but it is understandable only fro me...However with drawing you need to learn to love your artwork, no matter what it is full of mistakes. Think of it as a parient thinks of a child.. you cant hate your children, can you? LOl...silly argument.

Anyway, one day you will pass that point of hate, there is a lot of improovement in your gallety too:>
Just cheer up. I feel your pain, but, it fades with time. *hugs*
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. I hope there's a lot of improvement in my gallery. I can't wait until the day I finally produce something decent (or at least; close to what's in my mind) :la:

Thanks for the support, btw :hug:
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Byassu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha, its least i can do :>
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lauraanimefanlein Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ik heb het wel een beetje, maar ik laat het gewoon staan, dan weet je hoe je jezelf kunt verbeteren en waar je op moet letten. Als je dan best wel veel hebt staan, dan zie je gewoon hoe je over de jaren vooruit bent gegaan.
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ik laat het ook wel staan. Maar het is zo irritant T__T
"Jah...dit is mn gallery... en eigenlijk vind ik alles alweer lelijk..." ARRGHHH!
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lauraanimefanlein Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tja... eigen mening. Mn lerares vond het wel interessant om te zien hoe ik 5 jaar geleden tekende... zag er niet uit vergeleken met nu.
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mjah... Ik heb nog werk tot 10 jaar terug op het internet staan.
Langer nog... bedenk ik me. Ik heb ooit nog dingen uit 2001 erop gezet. Maar daarvan is m'n stijl niet meer te vergelijken met m'n huidige ^^
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lauraanimefanlein Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Herkenbaar. Dat heb ik ook. Mijn oudste tekeningen zijn daar echt een voorbeeld van. (ook die op AWF)
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DonguriArt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, at least you have it after 2 weeks. I spot mistakes in the process of drawing (at least, most of them) but I still haven't learned how to properly fix those, sadly. And the moment after publishing on dA even those works I like after I am done I realize they are not good enough and sadface.

I think it's normal. It keeps you down on earth and able to improve, even if it might seem like a horrid challenge.
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol... there's a reason I usually finish artworks fast. If I don't, I spot mistakes halfway, and end up hating the work before I even finish it XD
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DonguriArt Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D I see. How much time does it usually take for you to finish a work?
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most of the time within a week. But no more than 2 weeks.
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DonguriArt Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...And you call that short? xD Well, I guess, it depends on how much you spend working daily too. ^^
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have so much time a day.
It's hard to combine art with a full time job ^^
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DonguriArt Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. Could be tough, indeed.
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Lilo1990 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bij mij duurt het even langer voor er een belletje rinkelt voor al de anatomische fouten die ik gemaakt heb :'D nadien zou ik dat het liefst gewoon willen verwijderen van het internet :'D ...
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha! Zo'n bekend gevoel XD
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Lilo1990 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:'D haha echt wel!
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JDAntoine Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Two weeks?! I spot it the moment I draw it.

Mistakes are there to be made, continue to grow and better yourself.
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tend to keep it optimistic, by 2 weeks XD
Mostly I hate it shortly after I submitted it to DA =P
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JDAntoine Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D NO OPTIMISM FOR ME
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Kell0x Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Dit probleem heb ik ook! na een week of 3. Is het gevoel van trots en blijschap helemaal weg. Als ik het na een jaartjeof 2 weer terug zie verwijder ik het.
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jah... na een jaar of 2 is het idd ogenpijnigend XD
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Kell0x Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ja precies xD.
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kxeron Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think, there isn't a person whose art doesn't fluctuate. Even doing nothing it changes... Oh, and I too have had that experiece (best artwork thingie).
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not sure about that. I believe that, when you finally reach a certain level, your art level won't fluctuate as much anymore.
I had the same with writing. I use to write a lot, and I use to hate my story's 2 weeks after I wrote them. But now my writing level is kinda stable and it's a matter of years until I start hating my texts now (although I do spot mistakes earlier) ^^
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kxeron Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kehehehe, you see; you do agree that there still will be some percent of fluctuation :D
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah... but I'm fine with a few percent ^^
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kxeron Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Then all's good :)
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Mysterycookie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
inderdaad. precies dit. het is zo depressing D:
daarom houd ik er niet van om dingen te posten, of ergens mee door te gaan (denk aan stripverhaal etc)
ik zie de fouten, wil het overnieuw doen en kom zo in een vicieuze cirkel van het posten, haten en verbeteren.

meer mensen hebben het, maar het is ook goed zo. het is de grootste drijfveer voor artists om te verbeteren en te streven naar het perfecte.
helaas komen dingen als je eigen werk (al dan niet direct) niet mooi vinden. ik heb dit ook heel erg maar ik denk dat het erbij hoort :c
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Meh... dat van dat stripverhaal klinkt bekend. Ik heb er ooit ook wel over gedacht een comic te maken. Ik heb het zelfs wel geprobeerd (ergens in een diep, duister verleden). Maar tegen de tijd dat ik pagina 5 af had, vond ik de eerste alweer lelijk.

Uiteindelijk ben ik maar gewoon boeken gaan schrijven. Dat was gemakkelijker -__-
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