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My deviantART Story

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 2:53 AM

Hi all.
Long time no update! I usually post on my art blog if you're interested in more recent stuff. :)
Anyhow, I guess I decided to do my own DA story because I'm in the mood for some retrospective journalling.

I had an old account on DA years ago, which is way too embarrassing even for me to visit at the moment (though I might attempt to redraw some pieces down the track when I have time!). I rejoined a few years ago and am really glad I did; I've learnt so much from this site and from all the amazing artists out there. When I was younger I actually used to hate going on DA sometimes because pretty much every piece I saw was infinitely better than mine. I was probably around 15/16 and often wondered if my art would ever be as good.'s painful. But I was young and still in that phase where you just copy tutorials and experiment with everything. It's a good stage to be in because you're just soaking in all this information and learning so fast, but totally discouraging when you're producing work that seems so far below what you expect from yourself. Starting out as an artist is hard and I know this might sound cliche and predictable but really, it's just practice and in my opinion, way of thinking that allows you to progress with art. 

I think everyone goes through periods of 'god my art is awful' to 'man I'm the best artist ever', but I guess what I've learnt most from DA is just how many different styles there are out there with different appeals, and how numbers don't necessarily mean quality...or your goal in life. Likewise, I don't think copying is bad when you're starting out, but I believe staying true to yourself and your vision/aesthetic is really what should set you apart from everyone else. Taking little bits of different aesthetics you like and focusing on your original ideas and developing your own style - not just copying because you want to draw exactly the same way (or if it's just popular). I mean c'mon, if you consider yourself an artist at least put in a creative  effort to make it your own! 

I think I've grown as an artist exponentially since becoming active on DA again, just looking at my past 2 years of progress says it all really.
Art Summary, 2012 by electrifried2013 Art Summary by electrifried
Learning the technical aspects of digital drawing is one thing, but getting concepts 'right' is another. I still love some of the pieces I did 2 years ago, but hate others..which I think is a natural thing?  Anyway I know I could do better on every single one of these pieces now, and could probably do even better a few years down the track. 
Draw This Again - 1st digital drawing til now! by electrifried
^HMMMM yeah I could do better still
Herb Garden: Cola by electrifried

^just all round bad rendering *note to self - use lines and copics with extreme care. xD 
Bathtub Dreams by electrifried
^one of the first proper digital drawings I did. 

Heh this is becoming a big spiel........but the most important thing I wanted to say was I I really appreciate my watchers for your encouragement and support - all the faves, comments etc. encourage me a lot. Oh I also appreciate all constructive criticism so feel free to suggest things next time I post something :) Anyway, hope you enjoyed this semi-long post...have a great week.

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  • Playing: Dead Island Epidemic
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Tue Mar 4, 2014, 11:24 AM

Hey everyone!
How you all doing? So's pretty late...I have to be up in like 4 hrs...but I was busy doing homework then updating my society6 store so....guess sleep is kinda out of the question for me now. XD Slow upload speeds suck because they make me stay up xP 

Anyway, I haven't actually used Society6 in a while. But they have new products that are actually useful so I figured I may as well update everything. And it just so happens that Society6 have a free shipping promo on at the moment until 9 March. That's a pretty sweet deal if you ask me. 

Do you want a new tote bag? Wall clock? Wall decor? 
9482591 12384113-clkfnhk B by electrifried9482893 3882289-plwfr2 B by electrifried9658355 10710737-bagtote13 B by electrifried
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Thanks for your support! :D And if you have any feedback about S6 products please let me know...I haven't actually bought anything from there but I do want to just to see what the quality is like >.<

  • Listening to: Miami Horror
  • Watching: Spartacus

New Facebook Page ^.^

Sun Nov 24, 2013, 8:24 AM

Hi everyone!

Hope you're all doing well. =)

Just wanted to let you all know I have a new facebook page for my freelancing business, Meep Media. So, if you're into graphic/web design, or creative stuff in general, I'd like to see you there. =)

I started freelancing earlier this year doing design/ I've been pretty busy setting all that up and also studying as well. But I'm on holidays now so I have time to work more on my business and my art! Yay. :3 I'm also currently open to freelancing jobs so if you need anything design/art-related feel free to message me! 

Well, hope to see you there =)

Thanks so much for your support, it means a lot. <3 

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  • Watching: American Horror Story

My Week Through Art

Journal Entry: Fri Jun 14, 2013, 9:33 PM
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Hi everyone / Introduce yourself :)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:00 AM


I just wanted to make a quick journal here to actually introduce myself...and hopefully you can introduce yourself too =) I already have a blog at my website but I feel like I should write more on here since I hardly have any interaction with my watchers and I would really like to know more about other artists on this site :3

So a bit about myself (art-wise anyway)...
I'm 23, live in Australia and I just started study again to get a qualification in Graphic Design! I'm really excited about it and it seems really interesting so far so I hope I learn a lot. I've actually dabbled in design for ages, years in fact since I was around 14. I also have a BA in Communications and worked in Marketing for a while but decided I really only enjoyed the graphic design bit. I aim to fully run a design business by the time I finish the course. I can also code with HTML and CSS with bits and pieces of PHP/Javascript thrown in - if all else fails I hope to be a front end web designer or anything design related really.

I've worked with vectors for a while but only just got a Bamboo tablet last year from my friend. Since then I've been learning and practising to use it to draw. It's a really fun and liberating change from vectors, I actually don't know why I didn't get a tablet earlier. But yess, I hope to get better at using it this year ^^

I've maintained a website for years too, but only recently done it up so it's pretty and responsive. I'm learning more html5 and CSS3 every day! I also have a facebook page and would love to see you there. I post a lot more WIPs and other art related stuff so come say hi! 

Thank you all for the support - I haven't been on DA long but it's really nice to be around people who love art and design as much as I do. :heart: 

Now it's your turn! Tell me about yourself, your vision with your art, and if you have a website or blog or something let me know too! I'm always on the lookout for more people to follow =)