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On the practice of art

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 12, 2009, 10:47 AM
  • Listening to: the sound of printers in the morning
  • Watching: Photoshop batch process.
  • Drinking: the best jasmine tea EVAR. STILL.
People who don't try it often don't realize that art is an encompassing discipline made up of many different skills.

I tend to have several skills I'm actively improving at any given time.  I sometimes hit a point with one--say, drawing hands or using Photoshop layers--where I say to myself, "Hey, I'm finally getting good at this!  I don't have to struggle with it so much."

I feel good about myself for a few moments...and then I look back on the time and effort I spent on getting to that point, and I realize that I've just spent a year or so mastering a single detail.  >_<  One down; only about a million more to go.

And I look forward at what the masters are capable of, and realize that "good" is a relative term.

Man, art is hard work.

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tearra Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
I know just what you mean! ;.; That's why I focus more on writing... I don't have time for both!
Murasaki99 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Aye, exactly so. :nod: :) We need another lifetime or three. :D
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