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Skylar

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My OC Skylar:D

I've kicked myself in leg for many years, because I always say I'm going to to draw my comic and upload it here on DA. And believe you me I've tried, I've got gigs of scribbles on pages stashed on my harddrive but because I tend to over think things, I always end up regretting the story line. So rather than tell you what my plans are for next few uploads, I'm just gona do it and explain/put everything together once it's all done.

That said I hope you'll be patient with me:aww:

If you'd like to see her in her transformed state check out:
Rise: The Queen of Chaos by crysiblu
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colin6969Hobbyist Photographer
Sounds great about your comic wishing you all the best with it,  Her transformed state is Great ! :D As this piece is very well done ! :D
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crysibluProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks, I hope I keep it up, but it's great to have your support
to inspire me:D
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Wonderful!!
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crysibluProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you:D
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It's awesomeness is too hot handle, very nice work done here!
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crysibluProfessional Digital Artist
Haha, glad you think so:D
Thank you!:D
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:XD: Yes, you're welcome! 
digira's avatar
They say the way to get past writer's block? Lower your standards.

Let me quote you something from Stephen King:

"Stopping a piece of work just because it’s hard, either emotionally or imaginatively, is a bad idea. Sometimes you have to go on when you don’t feel like it, and sometimes you’re doing good work when it feels like all you’re managing is to shovel shit from a sitting position."

It's been a good lesson for me, too. Sometimes what you think is awful, other people really like. You can't always create it exactly the way it appears in your head. Because the way it appears in your head is the 'perfection', and we mortals have to settle for imperfection.

That's okay, it's what makes art beautiful and unique. :)
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crysibluProfessional Digital Artist
Wow!, That's some really great advice, I really mean it. I guess my biggest fear is that people
won't like my characters as much as I do(not in a crazy way, like I think they're real, kinda love)
but I feel like if that happens, I'll probably lose interest in my characters as well, if that makes sense:aww: 
But I'll keep everything you've said in mind, it's actually given me a bit more inspiration to move forward:D
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You're welcome. :) And if you're writing something (like a comic, or a story), you get to embrace the concept of having a first draft. This stuff is all digital, anyway. Revisions are easy.

When it's something that close to you, it's very personal. But here's how I think about it, with regards to the Iorneste story:

It's just a first draft. Criticize it all you want, because you aren't criticizing my "finished work". Just an early draft, just me getting ideas down on the page, because even badly-executed stuff is better than having a blank page, or having nothing.

There are people out there, also, who will never see it at all if you hide it from the light of day because you think it's flawed, or whatever. That's fine. It's not your finished work, it's just an early draft. You can always fix it later during revision. Just keep telling yourself that.

The key is to break it down, to catch those thoughts of self-doubt in your head, and tell them very firmly: "I'm just playing around here, stop taking all of the fun out of it. I'm just putting something down on the page, that comes from my head. It might not be perfect, and that's okay. I'm not done with it yet. This is just the first draft. This is not the finished work."

It really helps to have your head in that space, I find. Takes a lot of the significance off of your shoulders. That's exactly what I do every week. I often tell myself during the writing process, "Well, I'm not sure if this is even good anymore at this point, I've looked at it for so long. But this is what came out when I sat down to write, so this is going to be my chapter that I post for this week until I can look at it later with a more dispassionate eye and make it even better."
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crysibluProfessional Digital Artist
I never actually thought of it that way.  Thanks again, I feel like maybe I can pull 
it off, i think another big problem of mine was not knowing where to start but it's 
like you said i could always just revise it later. Anyways, wish me luck, I'm going to
try and start the way I was suppose to years ago:D
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Good luck! And glad I could help :) I spent many years of my life telling myself not to publish anything because I had this lofty idea of what "good" looked like.

Then I realized that I could just publish my first drafts, and since I knew they were first drafts, I didn't have to be so emotionally invested in them. That people actually _like_ my first drafts has been a huge confidence booster for me, especially knowing that those drafts will only get better once revised. I mean, I might scrap the entire chapter and rewrite the whole thing. I might end up deleting the chapter. I might add a completely new chapter later on. I might change the names of all the characters...who knows?

Doesn't matter. It's a first draft. It's incredibly freeing when you can really look at it that way. Or so I found. Though I'm also told by authors that my approach is absolutely horrifying, because in the words of Ernest Hemingway, "The first draft of anything is shit." But so be it. Some people seem to like my shit, and it's better than an empty page. :)
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crysibluProfessional Digital Artist
Haha, I'll try my best, but this won't be my 1st draft. I've already put my comic online and It's still online but it's incomplete. The problem is know know where to go from there:D
But we'll see how it goes, i think the biggest thing I was lacking the most was more discipline to commit to one thing, but considering that I've finally reached a point in my style where I'm happy with it. I think it'll be much better this time around, but it's like I said, we'll have to see:D
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Setting a deadline is helpful, I found. Again, just going with what works for me. Try to have something done by X time. With X being whatever seems both challenging, but reasonable. A page every X days or whatever. Then just somehow keep track of when you finished the last one.

Not that you should do things "my way". Just in case it helps. :)
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crysibluProfessional Digital Artist
Oh no worries, I don't always follow advice to the letter, but I do 
mix it into my own experiences, so yes it is helpful to get advice where
ever I can:nod:

I've already got a few more characters sketches going, but I like 
taking my time but only time will tell how well they'll be liked:D
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Beautiful! Good job!
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crysibluProfessional Digital Artist
Lily Thank you 
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