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HTMC - Improve Art and Confidence by Ahkward HTMC - Improve Art and Confidence by Ahkward
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hope36 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
(*is now hugging all my art books and sheets of printer paper I've drawn on*) I rarely put up any of my art tbh....heh......! Even got some oc characters still in my art book but I've mentioned.....this is quite encouraging tbh! Imma keep looking at these!! :)
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Aha you don't have to, you can choose to put up as little or as much of your art as you want, however purposely putting yourself out there in front of people is a great way to boost your own confidence!
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hope36 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
True! And I will, because continue to look at these cause
1.)your art is AWESOME
2.)Your encouraging!!
3.)Your kind and you have helped me be more knowledgeable!! :)
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Rovien Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018
Remember that dinosaur piece I brought into Pratt's class? We're never gonna be as good as we want to be, but we can try!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Aha yeah I do! I think that is sadly part of the artist paradox, constantly improving only to seek newer and higher goals. XD Like a never ending staircase.
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LeoDragonsWorks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the most usefull tutorial you have done untill now (and the others are really usefull too, for me)

I discovered/lived most of this things by myself, as a selftaught artist, and read it from your personal experience make me feel better about my whole art and skills
I have period when this kind of distress come to my mind (I'm too late, my art isn't enough to be "professional", I'm not popular on social...) and sometime it takes a while to overstep this and start to draw again with my head free of this useless and energy drying thoughts...

I think your advices here make the real deal for any starting/practicing/experience artist that is still developing his/her art
It's easy found good tutorial about tecnique and different media, it's difficult to find the way to don't give up and go trought the difficulty an artist meet during the learning process.

PS I'm really happy you have overcome your depression problems, I admir you for this and for the dedication you put in your art, the improvement you did are amazing ^^
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Getting over the "I'm not good enough" is an eternal battle we all face forever. I have a BIG issue with personal stress due to being late, not posting enough, posting rarely in general, being bad about getting to messages, not liking my own artwork..... It is something that takes time to overcome and is a learning process. Believe me while I have come far, I still deal with the energy drain of depression from time to time.

I agree in that a lot of people think tutorials automatically make them better at something. It is true only to a point because as you said, people need to actually put in the time and effort. That goes for anything!

Aha thank you! I can't imagine me doing anything else. lol
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xReicher Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seshomaru-samaaaaa~~~~
Cool advice! Thanks! :D
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Tiger-human Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Student Artist
This is very much true. I joined DA two years ago (maybe three years ago???), but comparing my first post to my latest posts, I have greatly improved. I still have a long road ahead of me, but I know the path to being good or a pro is not easy. Heck spending hours working on different versions and chapters of books is very, very, difficult and time consuming. I literally just published my first book and fun fact, I'm not even out of High School yet. I know what I want to do and how to get to it. It just takes hard work, practice, and time (Art and just about any other skill included). I started writing books when I was in third grade and started drawing when I was in second.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I didn't really start either until I was in college, so I'm pretty far behind the curve still. XD Having multiple projects is so drawing and energy killing. XD
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Tiger-human Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Student Artist
It is. XD
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LittleMissDevil21 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True and it's really think simple. I joined DA in October, just two months ago. If you look at my first deviation and compare it to my latest one, there's obvious improvement. And ALL I DID was draw everyday. There's no special trick lol ☺️
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Aha If only more people just drew everyday instead of complaining. XD
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LittleMissDevil21 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very true 😂
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LittleMissDevil21 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*this simple not think. (I can't edit comments on the app)
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Ryhalla Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Great advice. I definitely improved the most when I was drawing regularly. People get annoyed when the only response I have on how to getting better at drawing is to practice, but that really is the only way to do it. 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree! I haven't been able to draw as much as I wanted since I got promoted at my job, I'm on clock so much more than before. OTL
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Ryhalla Featured By Owner Edited Feb 15, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Try drawing during a lunch break. I filled 2 sketchbooks in a year when I started drawing while I was eating. Having that routine really helped. I noticed I don't draw as often now that I stopped.
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costume-cat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Student
You go Ahk! Everything you said it 100% true, not just for you but others as well. I personally seen leaps in my own improvement just from taking the time to doodle day to day. I hope you are doing well, miss talking with you! Keep up the amazing work and inspiring others! 
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I am doing pretty good, been busy and offline a lot, which I feel horridly bad about, but I'm not able to have internet at my house, so finding time to post and reply is hard xnx
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costume-cat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2018  Student
Aww, I know the feeling. I am glad you are doing well. I still like keeping in touch with everyone even if we are all kind of busy so feel free to reach out when you can. I cant wait to see more of Naor! 
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mobstercatt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man this was very motivational and helpful, thank you for this!
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
You are very welcome! :la:
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