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The myth of natural talent
Recently I was contacted by someone on deviantart who wanted a few art pointers. I gave them a few suggestions and links to some tutorials. But one thing they said struck me.
"…because I have a bit of trouble with realism (not being naturally talented) I put a more imaginary spin on it."
The bit about being naturally talented made me sad. I'm telling that girl straight out, and all other people who want to be artists:
Talent has nothing to do with it.
If you see an artist who is really good, they're good because they worked their butt off. They produced thousands of drawings, or wrote hundreds of thousands of words. They studied the craft. They practiced. They honed their skills. They got knocked down by people's critiques, got up again, and kept going.
Some people do have natural talent, but that accounts for only a tiny fraction of the art process. So they see things in their head a little clearer than other people, and can capture it in a sketch a little easier. Big deal.
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Chaos-Flower
Chaos Flower
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom
Current Residence: England
Favourite style of art:
Digital - Paintings/Airbrushing, Traditional - Biro
EDIT: The last ones went pretty smoothly, so I've opened up five more - same rules as before. (Newcomers will get priority.)

Hey everyone! How are things? Thanks for all the birthday wishes. :)

I had literally no time to do art for several months, and now that I do I've lost the habit a bit - so I'm opening up a few first-come-first-served sketch requests - you can leave a comment here or note me privately. No humans or human-like characters this time, sorry. I'm accepting animals, beasts, dragons, Pokemon, etc.
At the moment I'm working on my style for humans, and they tend to be more work than not (and take a long time); these are for me to have fun and get back into the swing of things a bit.

In case the requests fill up too quickly, I'm also opening 5 commission slots for $5 sketches, same rules as above, Paypal only. Minimal shading can be included.

Requests:
1: :iconwizard4hire: DONE
2: :iconmaniett3: DONE
3: :iconfofostyle: DONE
4: :iconacpawz: DONE
5: :iconaz-the-dragon: DONE
6: :iconkaowas: DONE
7: :iconcheckz3: DONE
8: :icondarkdraculina: DONE
9: :iconwrensthavaviovus: DONE
10: :iconmad-plot-bunny: DONE

Commissions:
1: :iconwrensthavaviovus: DONE
2: :iconwizard4hire: DONE
3: OPEN
4: OPEN
5: OPEN

~Chaos Flower

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Amarashinoka Featured By Owner Edited Jul 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!!!
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WrensthavAviovus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Student General Artist
HAppy Birthday Chaos!!
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inochigake Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Hi. I would like to request a commission. We are getting married and getting tattoos. I found mine but we can't seem to get his. We saw your dragons and fell in love. Basically we are looking for a rabbit and dragon interacting together in some way. Those are our zodiac signs. Please message me if you would be interested. :)
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StyxTwig Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Happy birthday! Hope you are doing well. : )
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Wholefnfro Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great gallery here!
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happybutbored Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Heeeeeeeyyyyyy if you ever see this, would you mind telling me what your tumblr and/or twitter accounts are? Since you're not very active here all too often I'd like to keep in touch through one of those sites! :D
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Chaos-Flower Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! How's it going? Long time no see. :) I check now and then but yeah, I'm not very active. I don't use twitter, but my tumblr is cief.tumblr.com. Or we could chat on skype (you can send me a note for my username).

~Chaos Flower
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happybutbored Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
CHAOOOOOSS It's been so long! How've ya been? I'll be sure to create a tumblr and stalk you on there too :evillaugh:

Also for Skype, my username is dave_kazer (that's the username I've been using a lot lately).
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Checkz3 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :party:
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WrensthavAviovus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student General Artist
 Hello you lovely artist.  I see that it will be your birthday soon.  So i am here to give you an art request from me ^_^
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