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Secretly a 90-year-old woman
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Artist // Hobbyist // Other
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  • Deviant for 11 years
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My Tips on As an Adult who Makes Art Only as a Hobby:

1. Practice practice practice. I take this to somewhat illogical extremes given my focus ability and what I've seen in myself. Taking lessons or self-study is good, but ultimately should help you produce things.

2. Regular life drawing sessions are good; if you can afford it, I strongly recommend it.

3. Your biggest fan should be yourself. I know it's super-self-indulgent, but if you can, try to find joy in creating things you want to see and reflect on how you got there.

4. The Internet provides all sorts of validation; however, the best external-validation I've ever experienced from others is thanks from people receiving gifts, work friends leaving my gifts cards on their desks, and art clubs/classes where people are generally encouraging.

5. Try new things even if you're really bad at first. Every failure is a way to learn, and don't rest on your comforts.

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paigyloli Digital Artist
*knock* *knock* So sorry for the late-ness but I am your SS from Skip Beat Club. (if you haven't yet seen it)

clemonHobbyist Artist
Don't worry! I was totally late too! ^^

Thanks for letting me know! :)
purenightshadeHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I thought you might want to know about this since you don't follow my writing account at all: [link]
clemonHobbyist Artist
Thanks! I'll check it out!
ShizumiyabiHobbyist General Artist
Welcome to SkipBeat-Fans
clemonHobbyist Artist
Sweet. Thanks! :)
spiderliing666 General Artist
Welcome to Nachtwald!