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'My art sucks'

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 22, 2014, 8:28 AM


So I wrote this in a notepad as a sort of vent-rant, so figured I'd upload it here cuz why not :v
I'm not really here to argue if people leave comments agreeing or disagreeing
I'm just letting out an opinion and believed it would actually help a few people


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The one thing I hate to hear people say is
'I can't draw'
or 'I'm not that good'
'my art sucks'
'I don't draw correctly'


Well then fuck, why did you make a deviantart in the first place
if you honestly believe you can't draw, then leave. 
This is an /art/ website after all. 

Then of course there are two kinds of people.

1. Alright, you're right; I'll leave.
2. You take great offense.


And it's to the people that take offense, in relation to themselves as artist, that I believe should stay.  If you are wounded because you've finally been slapped with the painful reality of 'if you suck, then stop doing it', then you have more a reason to stay, in my opinion.  You are 1 out of a small handful of people that believe they are actually worth staying here.  That you believe in someway your creations will or have made an impact on someone positively.  You may not admit it, no.  Heck you may not even recognize it either.

But I want everyone to know; everyone that's ever doubted themselves in any talent- No one in the entire WORLD will be able to completely recreate every small detail- copy every pen mark, every shade, every stroke of a brush, every note you place, every move you make-  Everyone has their own style, their own creative outlook on things.  

And usually with me, I go to art conventions and shows; seeing all these great artists sale their examples of talent and my parents or siblings lean over to me and say 'You could do better.'  And in all honesty I do nod-  I do believe there will always be an artist I'll see from and think 'I could do better than them.'  But if you look at it in another way; I couldn't.  If I did exactly as they did, copied with as much as I could to recreate their piece, I couldn't.  From things so low and simple as children scribbling on paper to abstract paintings- I could never recreate the feeling in any art piece outside from mine.

And you're probably wondering, well where are you going with this Felix.  Whether you're a digital painter, a traditional chibi doodler, a chapter book author, a fanfiction amateur, a sculpture or just some kid that happened to find play-doh- There is no 'correct' way to do the things you do.  There is no correct style or look that needs to be confirmed by anyone.  Like I said, no one can recreate what you've put together.  Everyone has their own little changes that make them so unique and different.  If you honestly put all your effort into the things you create- sat for hours upon hours working to the finish, then why say it sucks. 

People usually upload stuff and in the comments I find 'this isn't all that good' 'sorry if it looks awful'  Then why upload it ?  Why feel so ashamed that you believe you need to apologize for it ?  Because in some way shape or form, you wanted to show someone.  And whether you agree, disagree or would just hate to admit it, you were proud of it and believed it deserved to be seen by at least someone.  And it's to the people that admit this that I am proud of.  I see you as inspiration- motivation- someone to look up to because not everyone is like that.  dismissing the people that do it for more attention, throwing out how awful it is just to fish for compliments.  i have disliking for those types of people

Even I have some times when I think 'wow this is really shitty' but I upload it any way.  Then times I upload the most stupid stuff and people say I've made their day.  

I would never say my creations are awful or that I'm doing them incorrectly, at least truthfully.  But I also would never say they're perfect, mainly on the fact I'm always wanting to improve; to reach my goals I have set for myself before I can truly say it's perfect.  But as for now, I enjoy working on pieces, I enjoy uploading them and getting comments/feedback/critiques.  I enjoy seeing that I'm such an inspiration to a growing amount of people and I'd hope to continue to be that to everyone.  I hold pride in what I make, and believe just by uploading it, it deserves to be looked at.

So- As my own request to all my watchers and many more- never think your artwork is trash.  Never believe that you don't deserve to be here as much as everyone else.  Without a doubt there will always be someone in a higher level than you and others on a lower level.  Remember- and this may sound rude to some but we've all seen it-  There's been 20 year olds and older that only have the ability to draw stick figures.  I know a 13-14 year old that is very very popular here on dev and is just amazing and loved by many- then a 14-15 year old that, in my opinion, is at baby scribble stage at best then on youtube there are children at 7 creating paintings and music far more advanced than I could possibly do.  

It doesn't matter what age, it doesn't matter what skill or what level you're on, it's what you created, it's what you decided to show the world.  All that matters is how you take feedback.  'Thank you I worked really hard on it !' 'aaaa no, it sucks' 'I'll try better next time' 'I should just stop drawing' And more times than most, the ones that show and treat it like its worth are the people I believe are better artists than all the others.

Be proud in yourself.  Be proud of what you create.  Be proud to show the world what you can do even if you think it's not all that great.  Someone somewhere will find you someday and do nothing but look up to and cherish everything you've ever done.  Maybe that's happening now and you just don't realize it.

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Raffle !

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 8:22 AM

Hii everyone  `ôvô
I just noticed that I will soon reach 1k watchers ////A////
Goshh soo honored for your support ; u ; <333
Its been 3 years now that I'm on deviantart, time goes by so fast - v -
And I did great meeting //loveuguys<3


So there will be a total of 2 winner!!! hehe I'm generous//godie

Winners can receive a chibi  or a pixel icon (2 style is available )
AT : Yuu-chan by XiChuu
  style1:C : XiuMai by XiChuu style2: New Babu by XiChuu


1- Watcher Only ! ( new watcher are welcome ! )
2- Comment "I participate" & Fav This journal to have your number .
3- Make a journal or aPoll for extra number
4-
comment with a link to your Journal or poll and reference of your Oc !

Here the list of participants sta.sh/0gzzd1phbc2

Good luck everyone !! the winner will be announced 2 day via random.org .


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I’ll be open for commissions for only a couple weeks!  I’ll be doing original characters only!  If you’re interested, find out how to request a commission in my Special FAQ.

Any other questions after reading the FAQ regarding commissions can be left in the comments!

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LET THE HALLOWEEN MISSIONS
COMMENCE!!

Pastel divider left by Ponnui Kitty by Syumi Pastel divider right by Ponnui


CALLING ALL DIVISIONS! CALLING ALL DIVISIONS!
WE HAVE RECEIVED AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL! I REPEAT, AN URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL!!


President, AKA Puppy:
"Hello members of Anime Kennel. You have been summoned to take on the various missions assigned by the General. Each division has been assigned with different missions; these missions require you to interact and bond with your fellow members. Good luck in your endeavour to succeed in your designated tasks."

General, AKA Kitty:
"Alrighty! Straight to the point, welcome to the grand opening of the AK SPY HEADQUARTERS! You are the first batch of trainees to participate in this program, so prepare to betray your fellow friends and animals.. From the moment you joined, you have been collaborating with different members from each of the divisions. Now is your time to prove your loyalty to the division you have chosen! You can no longer rely on your partner, your friends, your family. STAY STRONG, AND WORK YOUR HARDEST TO GET TO THE TOP! OVER AND OUT!"

Anime Kennel's first Halloween event; we have decided to spice things up a little by creating individual assignments rather than a whole group competition/event.

MISSIONS ARE:

Exclamation Mark Mood Icon by GasaraSOME DIVISIONS HAVE YET TO RECEIVE THEIR MISSIONS FROM THEIR LEADERS. PLEASE EXCUSE THIS INCONVIENCE, WE WILL EXTEND THE DEADLINE IF WE HAVE RECEIVED INSUFFIENT ENTRIES. WE WILL HOPEFULLY BE DONE WITHIN 48 HOURS - THANKYOU FOR YOUR PAITENCE.
DIVISIONS STILL TO ADD : Bear, Fish, Bunny, Weasel & Horse.




RULES:

• 1 entry per person.
• You CAN ONLY AND MUST do the mission that you have been assigned to by your leaders.
• You may add as many characters as you'd like on your drawing.
• Everyone must participate, if you cannot participate please notify either I (rinusa) or your division leader.
• To make sure you have read the rules and such, please insert this password into the featured comment : UNDERSTOOD, I BELONG TO THE [insert YOUR division] DIVISION.
• No tracing, no bases, no stealing, no copying.

• Rather than drawing your character's normal outfits, get them into the halloween spirits! COSTUMES!!
ONE WINNER FROM EACH DIVISION

CLICK HERE TO INSERT THE PASSWORD!


JUDGING CRITERIA:

You will be judged on how well you complete the following:
Clarity | 0/10 - - - - - - - - How clean your drawing is.
Originality | 0/15 - - - - - - - - Make it unique! Different!
Background | 0/10 - - - - - - - - Backgrounds ARE NOT compulsory.
Mission | 0/5 - - - - - - - - How well you follow the mission given.
Characters | 0/10 - - - - - - - - 2 characters give you 3/10, how well you portray the OCs personality.
Costumes | 0/10
TOTAL: 0/60


PRIZES:

One winner from each division will be able to win a prize, 1st to 10th.
Exclamation Mark Mood Icon by Gasara THE PRIZES HAVE YET TO BE CONFIRMED 100%, SO THEY WILL BE SOME CHANGES. PLEASE BE PREPARED.
Exclamation Mark Mood Icon by Gasara You may offer to contribute prizes, if we recieve donators we will give you a special feature on our page. Anyone can donate, whether they are in the group or not! We will return our gratitude later on!

FIRST PLACE
- - - - > 150 treats
- - - - > 1 x chibi from rinusa
- - - - > 100pts from Shizu-Chii [UNDECIDED]
- - - - > TBA

5TH TO 10TH PLACE
- - - - > 50 treats
[I WILL ADD THE OTHER PRIZES IN A FEW DAYS, ONCE THINGS GET MORE SORTED OUT]


DEADLINE: OCT. 31 @ 12am AEST

Of course, late entries about a day late will still be accepted.

General, AKA Kitty:
"Strive for the best, win first place for your division! A competition to determine the MOST VALUABLE DIVISION TITLE FOR 2014. To all divisions, especially us Kitties, I bid you the best of luck and and win for your division! Do not leave us disappointed!
LET THE BATTLE BETWEEN DIVISIONS ONCE AGAIN, BEGIN! HAVE FUNN~!"
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Hi guys ! This is my secon monthly raffle :D and will be just like the one on november.
The only think that you have to do to enter is :

 Bullet; Green Be a watcher ! 
    Bullet; Green Fave this journal ! 

Winners will be able to choose between a chibi / icon or bust. Samples here :
[Com] Lisbeth - Juuri-no-sekai by Nelliette[Com] Chibi (2/3) - Sweetbooty by NellietteMadoka - F2U by NellietteIcon commissions batch 1 by NellietteBust practice by Nelliette

Raffle will be open from today to 20 of october, when I'll choose 2 winners with random.org. I won't be answering comments here unless there is any question, but I appreciate and read them, for sure <3 

For those who are waiting for commissions, I've almost finished all the comm but want to upload them toghether so wait a bit more please c: 
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BIRTHDAY RAFFLE!!!!! + DEADLINE ADDED

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 3:36 PM


UPDATE: silly me, I forgot the deadline!!

RAFFLE ENDS ON MY BIRTHDAY, OCTOBER 6TH <3
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What's more better than to host a raffle to celebrate my birthday!! <3 <3 I'm so excited to host this raffle!! Hopefully itll be a successful one! I want to make this 
the biggest raffle I had ever made!! I want to celebrate my birthday with my lovely watchers who supported me so much! All 1.6k + of you <3

There are a total of 6 PRIZES that needs to be UNLOCKED!
Ill unlock each one depending on the number of entries~

:bulletblue: HOW TO ENTER :bulletblue:
1. Please be a watcher of mine
(don't unwatch me afterwards or watch me just for this raffle, i'll disqualify you immediately)
2. Post a journal or poll~ spread the birthdayness <3 <3 link back to me!! Be sure to include my journal link in your journal/poll~
3. Comment with how YOU celebrate your birthday (:
share your beautiful birthday moments!
4. Ill reply with your number!!

:bulletblue: PRIZES TO WIN :bulletblue:
1. ONE winner wins an icon of any style from me!! (unlocked at 10 entries <3)
2. TWO winners wins an icon of any style from me!! (unlocked at 25 entries <3)
3. THREE winners wins an icon of any style from me!! (unlocked at 50 entries <3)
4. FOUR winners wins an icon of any style from me!! (unlocked at 100 entries <3)
5. FIVE winners wins an icon of any style from me!! (unlocked at 250 entries <3)
6. All five winners receive an additional fullbody sketch from me!! (unlocked at 350 entries <3)

**IF THE ENTRIES SURPASSES 350, ILL HOST ANOTHER RAFFLE FOR COLORED CHIBIS!!!**

Seize this chance to win free art ^7^ !
You are receiving an icon that is normally priced at 1000pts for free <3 <3!!!

HOW MY ICONS LOOK LIKE <3
AT - Sheepily by SueweetieAT - Sheepily by SueweetieNEW BASE - AT - Shiroyanya by SueweetieAT - Funky-Intuition by Sueweetie



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RAFFLE TIME

Mon Sep 22, 2014, 11:27 AM


Squee! 

I have 400 WATCHERS!


So I thought to do another raffle!

 I will choose ( random ) Bullet; Pink 4 Bullet; Pink  people (I use www.random.org/ )and draw DIGITAL (full color). 

HOW TO WIN?
1. You have to be watching me
2. FAV this jurnal entry
3. Comment to put a link with your OC (please only pictures)

Registration underway to 28 September

Good Luck!


1. :iconmuszka1912: 
sta.sh/02118ras1srl


2. :iconshazar-pk:
shazar-pk.deviantart.com/art/E…

3. :iconyoko-touko:
sta.sh/0j4jrjr3t2b

4. :iconcarrieshells:
Hi I'm back~ by CarrieShells


5. :iconkagomi1607:
Sleeping Tamiko by Kagomi1607

6. :iconluupetitek:
Drill ID by LuuPetitek

7. :iconlittle-stupid-things:

Willie by Little-Stupid-Things


8. :iconneytirinanami:
RB: Sonami by NeytiriNanami

9. :iconmrscarterx3:
. hangover . by mrsCarterx3


10. :icongibo133:
some sketches by GiBo133

11. :iconmilena-zaremba:
Idun by xX-Guen-Xx

Skin by *firstfear
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  • Listening to: Dystopia Zipangu - GUMI
  • Reading: Hetalia World☆Stars
  • Watching: You
Translation can be found here

I have arranged it and posted it on my sta.sh here

Pls note that the translation doesn't belong to me, it belongs to Mochifever on Tumblr 

Have a good day with the new update :D
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Hi there ! :happybounce: La la la la  I reached 100 Watchers and 1.000 Views . And for this I have to thank to all my fans and all persons that supports me everyday with their comment or with their silence Wink/Razz 


But let's go to businessMeow :3 


Arrow Bullet (Red-Orange) - F2U! There will be One Winner ! 

First place will get 100Points + one drawing [ made by me of course ] , of what he wants . Clap 


Arrow Bullet (Red-Orange) - F2U!What you have to do ? Well it's very simple . 
Arrow Bullet (Purple) - F2U! You must Favorite this Journal.
Arrow Bullet (Purple) - F2U! You must Watch me.
Arrow Bullet (Purple) - F2U! Make a journal/pool about this giveaway. [ not mandatory but it'll will give you 1 more entries]

Arrow Bullet (Purple) - F2U! And, comment with '' Done '' and the link from the journal/pool and the donation [ if you donated ]


Simple,right? But...
Arrow Bullet (Red-Orange) - F2U!  If you want to increase your chances of winning
  Dark Blue Bullet - F2U!  donate 5 Points   : 1 more entries
  Dark Blue Bullet - F2U!  donate 10 Points  : 2 more entries
  Dark Blue Bullet - F2U!  donate 20 Points  : 3 more entries
  Dark Blue Bullet - F2U!  donate 30 Points  : 4 more entries
And you have to donate in the donation widget with the message ''giveaway points'' Huggle! 
  I will chose the winner with www.random.org/

Deadline : 11 th October . I am a dummy!  Good luck mina-san ! Clap 
PS : I will chose the winner only if 50 people will participate. And.. you have to  be honest ( no double counts.. I will check ! Devilish hihi )

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