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I need Help guys!

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 11:28 PM

While your reading, click "Play" for music from Final Fantasy XIII (13) - Desperate Struggle!

I figured it was an appropriate song for this journal, since its sorta what I'm doing. I was thinking about myself while I was dreaming in my nap, its something that been happening more often now but hasn't really bothered me too much. In fact, I like experiencing myself through the eyes of my characters and letting my imagination take root.

Anyway, I was thinking about my digital drawing. I know I have a hard time making clean line art and painting in the traditional method digitally and it's been bothering me for a long time. I think it's because I'm trying too hard and I'm relying on my perfectionism. I feel like those are the reasons I haven't been able to draw and paint naturally in the digital sense. I have tried it in the past but it required a lot of determination and focus, so much that I could only maintain the technique for a short time before my self-confidence and motivation ran out. I would then revert to using the pen tool on Photoshop, it's not efficient and the process to make line art is time consuming, tedious and painful on my back and neck from bending over the tablet for long periods. Because of those problems it's probably why I try to avoid drawing digitally in the first place.

I've long since been wanting to do collaborations with friends as a temporary solution to my deteriorating health (back and neck pains) but, I have put it off because I've been afraid to ask for help and believed I could do it on my own without support from other people. Heh, look at where my stubbornness has gotten me. I've literally held myself back a few years! I know how to draw and paint traditionally but when I try to apply those skills digitally, I run into a road block and I just can't pass it; I'm stuck guys and I don't know what to do... I need your help!

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Happy Chinese New Year of Goat by TysonTan

Well, I like what I'm seeing here. Especially the subtle atmosphere of the picture, its soothing visually and emotionally. I also like ...

Frosty by the Lake by joeyh3
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I feel the need to say that you have created one wonderfully curious work of art .Your method of putting your thoughts into your art is...

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If you went camping with some friends somewhere remote and your vehicle broke down, could you survive with what you brought for 72 hours before help came? 

4 deviants said Yes, we could survive; even if our supplies ran out! :D
3 deviants said Maybe... if everyone was cool headed. ^^;
No deviants said We wouldn't last a few hours! :noes:

Is it okay to use another artist picture as a pose reference for my own drawings? 

10 deviants said You should ask the owner of the pic ture first, just to be safe.
3 deviants said Should be okay, if you change everything but the pose.
1 deviant said No, it's not okay.
No deviants said Should be okay, if the character is entirely different.

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tatiilange Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the watch! :D
Carbon-Vanilla Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! I love your gallery, it was either watch you or spam your inbox with faves. :XD: I chose the former. :nod:
mrmorfium Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
thank you for the :+devwatch:
:thanks: :worship:
Carbon-Vanilla Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome, I like your pictures... most of them are really down to earth and relaxing! :nod:
mrmorfium Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
that sounds nice^^
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