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About Deviant Artist leonardoMale/United States Group :iconsketchbomb-sf: SketchBomb-SF
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Day Job Illustration 2 by elhoyonegro Day Job Illustration 2 :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 5 1 Day Job Poster Illustration by elhoyonegro Day Job Poster Illustration :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 3 0 Final2a by elhoyonegro Final2a :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 6 0 28 by elhoyonegro 28 :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 1 0 Laughing man environment 2 by elhoyonegro Laughing man environment 2 :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 7 1 Laughing man environment by elhoyonegro Laughing man environment :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 13 0 Zbrush Sculpt render by elhoyonegro Zbrush Sculpt render :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 13 2 Zbrush Sculpt by elhoyonegro Zbrush Sculpt :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 24 3 10b by elhoyonegro 10b :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 6 0 Laughing Man Environment by elhoyonegro Laughing Man Environment :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 9 1 0005 by elhoyonegro 0005 :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 14 2 The Laughing Man by elhoyonegro The Laughing Man :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 7 1 Monastery by elhoyonegro Monastery :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 14 0 Arrival by elhoyonegro Arrival :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 15 2 3 by elhoyonegro 3 :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 5 0 Landscape 2 by elhoyonegro Landscape 2 :iconelhoyonegro:elhoyonegro 4 0

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Challenging Yourself to Become a Better Artist
Like others here, I get asked a lot of questions about my art, my process, techniques, and my inspiration. One of the questions I get asked that makes me both smile and laugh is, "How did you get so good?" Half the time it's a rhetorical question, and the other half is people genuinely wanting to know how to get better at art.
The answer is deceptively simple: I challenge myself and maintain a positive attitude.
Now you might say, "Well, everything I do is a challenge, I'm not that good yet." But that's not what I mean. Of course getting better at art is challenging, and even when you're what others might consider a master, art never stops being a challenge.
But what I'm talking about is specifically setting goals for yourself and taking on projects that you KNOW are going to make you struggle. The projects that you KNOW are going to make you want to give up and do something else.
I find that a lot of people sort of stick to a specific niche and never reall
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Establishing a Process for Better Art
Many of you are likely to have at least a general grasp on what I'm going to talk about, but for just as many, if not more people, this is going to be new and very beneficial to your progress and success as an artist.
The topic of discussion today is process. We all have a process for our work, some of us are very meticulous, while others are more sporadic, but there's generally a few basic steps that any successful artist is likely to employ.
The main problem I see, and that most art instructors are likely to see, is lack of planning in people's work. People get too excited for their idea, and they jump right into their final piece, maybe after doing only one sketch.
From there, they end up struggling as they try to finish the piece. Maybe the background wasn't well planned enough, maybe the pose was too stiff or didn't make sense, maybe the composition is bad, but it's too late to fix, maybe the line art was too sloppy and the piece is suffering, or maybe they
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I decided to stop neglecting this page and start uploading some recent stuff. More on the way!
  • Listening to: Soda estero - perdonar es divino
  • Reading: Any figure drawing I can get my hands to
  • Watching: Lost Girl
  • Playing: WoW
  • Drinking: Coffee



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