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Hallooo, everyone~~ : >!

Well, now.
Lately there've been a lot of people telling me that they're "no good" in art. And that "talent" is just something you're magically born with and since they weren't "born" with it, they are incapable of being as good of an artist.

*Ehhh!* Wrong! *imitating Aladdin's Genie* XDD

DON'T YOU EVER SAY THAT YOU ARE NO GOOD AT ART.

DON'T YOU EVER SAY THAT YOU'RE NOT "TALENTED" ENOUGH.

The skills of art can be learned. That's what I'm trying to say by submitting this. EVERYone has to start somewhere. Just practice, practice, practice!!! There's no easy way around it. There's no "how-to-draw" book that will magically make you understand everything there is to know in art, overnight. Just work your butt off and you can do great things. : ]

Good thing my mom found this at, like, the perfect time.
As you can see, this is an olddd comic/story that I did way back in 1998. I was totally not born how I am today. I don't think you should ever be wholly, completely satisfied in your art anyways. Always strive for improvement, to always get better.

I call "talent" a genetic disposition which might make it *easier* to learn certain things about art (or any kind of 'art' (the art of writing, the art of math; the art of music, etc.), but without it, I don't think it's totally IMPOSSIBLE for you to get better, or as good as the next guy. It just might take you longer to "get it" that's all.

DON'T GIVE UP!!
HAVE SOME CONFIDENCE!!

After all, you're the best you that's come around yet~ C: C: :hug:

I hope you enjoy this whacked out story, which I call, "The Magic School Bus: 10 Years Later". :w00t: I worked my best at it, back in the day. You know, continuously comparing yourself to others who have OBVIOUSLY had much more time to practice and such is just being unfair to you. Give yourself a chance, for cryin' out loud. Sometimes you can't "learn" art by just everyday observance. Sometimes you've really gotta STUDYSTUDYSTUDY and force yoruself to sit down and LEARN.
Frustration is okay; it's totally okay. (Almost even expected.) Just don't give up! That is *not* okay. ):^T

Well, long description, but :XD: I hope you can understand what I mean. As I said before, I hope you enjoy this whacked out-comic of mine C: Venture inside the awesomely-weird mind of a 12-year-old Gena, LOLL :lmao:

There's 33 pages to this :B (not including this one, which is page zero XD). LOL, I made a song to the Magic School Bus' theme song. I should type it out for the next page. XDDD :rofl: I never finished the story, btw, but that's all right, LOL :lol: Just be warned when it ends weirdly XDD.
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VivaciousVidel Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2007
Whoa! I remember The Magic School Bus! ...Is it sad that I probably only saw it again on TV a couple of years ago? I remember episodes and everything! I was talking to my sister about this show, just the other day.

But that's beside the point. You're right. Natural talent is only someone who is naturally able to easily learn things. I'm not NATURALLY a wonderful artist. I worked at it for years, and years. I wouldn't say I suck (I do suck at drawing humans. :iconzebraraine: was my account until today, and I drew animals mostly), but I won't say I'm awesome, either. Always striving to better yourself as an artist is exactly what we ought to be doing. Good words.
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Lunedor Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
You are sooooo right !!!!
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genaminna Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
lol? :XD: I am? XD
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Lunedor Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
well on the fact that everyone has to start somewhere in is art ^^ my debut was really lame, but I improve alot :D
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AmyGuardia Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Ahaa i remember i used to doodle things inside a lined book because my parents scolded me everytime i use full size A4 paper XD they said i end up throwing it away, Ah well the good old times but hey! At least u can draw a bus, not me XD haha, really cute one too
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genaminna Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
lol XDDD thank you. ^^
yeah I could probably only use the computer paper if I didn't want lined paper, lol. (but there was an overabundance of lined paper, so whattheheck) :D
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garnettfairy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
You know, I actually think I was a better artist when I was 12 than I am now! XD
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genaminna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
lol, really? |^DD
maybe you just drew a lot more or somethings?
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wolfsgirl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
I can draw, but not as the best! But I'm proud on what I can ^_^
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genaminna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
that's good! I'm not the "best" either, but I do what I can too! being the best version of myself, that is. :D
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Campbell Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
This comic has ruined my childhood memories.

I fully endorse this comic :D
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genaminna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
LMAO! :lmao: :rofl: :laughing:
(They need a better laughing emoticon!! It can't express my true emotions XDDDDDD) !! thank youuu!!! XDDDDDDD :hug: ^O^
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Vegetasotherwife Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Aw that's so cute! :glomp: I totally agree with you about art. :nod: I was actually considering posting up some of my old art too to show how much I've changed over the years, and that I wasn't just born with some magical gift, but that I worked hard to get to where I am. You always have such awesome words of wisdom to share :hug:
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genaminna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
aww, well, I'm glad you agree~ C: C:
yeah, I think it's good to show progress :D you can also give yourself confidence that way too. :hug: ^_^
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CaBu12 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, what a sweet submission! :hug: It's so sweet of you to show some of your old art to show everyone that they can improve with time and practice. That should be rewarded, with all the drama on this site it's refreashing to see that someone wants to give other people confidence.

:highfive:

It's a great pic too by the way XD
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genaminna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
lmao, wow thanks XDDD great pic?!! are you serious?! lol! :D
:hug: yeah, it's not all about showing off only your best, I think. you gotta remember where you started too C: :hug:
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CaBu12 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, that picture rocks my socks. :thumbsup:
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JoeyTheMostAwesome Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, wow! That brings out some old nostalgia in me, both pertaining to the Magic School Bus, and how my art's changed since the days of yore. Very cool, and YES! YOU CAN IMPROVE, ARTISTS!!!
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genaminna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
yes you can, yes you cancancan! :w--t: :D hehehe :giggle:
it would be nice to see everyone's super-old art! (like yers) :> :hug: ^_^ and the Magic School Bus was the junk back then! lol! C: junk, in the good way, lol :D /slang
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JoeyTheMostAwesome Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds like someone's trying to get me to post my super-old art! :faint:

Heheh, that does sound like fun, though. Maybe I will. :D

Heheh, junk. :XD:
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genaminna Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
well only if you want to XD
lol, junk in the trunk...
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genaminna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
oops
*:w00t:! XD
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