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Moosedragon by is-chimera Moosedragon :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 36 2 Unicorn by is-chimera Unicorn :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 15 1 Crocelope by is-chimera Crocelope :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 23 5 Bird Dragon by is-chimera Bird Dragon :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 19 0 Spiral Horn Dragon by is-chimera Spiral Horn Dragon :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 19 4 Baku dragon by is-chimera Baku dragon :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 20 0 Pixel Ponies by is-chimera Pixel Ponies :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 3 1 Creepers by is-chimera Creepers :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 8 4 Enderman by is-chimera Enderman :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 5 2 Blue Thorned Dragon by is-chimera Blue Thorned Dragon :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 40 3 lil Skaterbird by is-chimera lil Skaterbird :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 5 0 Gnobbler by is-chimera Gnobbler :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 1 0 Alien Beast by is-chimera Alien Beast :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 12 4 Red Dragon by is-chimera Red Dragon :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 17 0 Water Dragon by is-chimera Water Dragon :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 26 0 Green Dragon by is-chimera Green Dragon :iconis-chimera:is-chimera 23 0


Uh Fack, part1: Improving, angst and frustration.
rogress. A thing we all want, right? Some more than others perhaps, but I think I can safely say that it's the one thing all artists want; to be a better artist.
In the past few years I've been struggling with this topic a lot. I ran into one of those phases in which I learned a lot of what I was doing wrong, but didn't manage to work on any solutions for these problems. I felt like going backwards, and I grew increasingly frustrated with my own art. I'm progressing, but hardly as much as I aspire to - while I do spend most of my waking hours drawing.
Sure, a bunch of my comic work allows me to study and practice - but it's a very narrow and same-y kind of study- and there isn't really room for mistakes or experiment because of time constrains.
So, this is what I found to be a super effective 4 steps plan to become an unhappy and frustrated artist:
Be a perfectionist. Preferably with high ambitions. (actually, just step 1 would get you a long way with be
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Shiny Things by mldoxy Shiny Things :iconmldoxy:mldoxy 8,344 98 Bigwig Joins Efrafa by Sirenophilia Bigwig Joins Efrafa :iconsirenophilia:Sirenophilia 2,577 272 Hyperdontius by Kezrek Hyperdontius :iconkezrek:Kezrek 1,534 150 Foam Board Weapon Tutorial by FireLilyCosplay Foam Board Weapon Tutorial :iconfirelilycosplay:FireLilyCosplay 2,559 129 Avengers go Fashion by Sashiiko-Anti Avengers go Fashion :iconsashiiko-anti:Sashiiko-Anti 2,653 284 Spindrift - page 75: Steps by ElsaKroese Spindrift - page 75: Steps :iconelsakroese:ElsaKroese 112 14
Stay Angry
I always have to explain the plaque.
It's made of brass.  It's just two two bright-shined words.
Stay Angry.
Of course, it makes no sense if you walk in and see it hanging on the wall.  So the questions follow.  Sometimes after tumbles through sheets, sometimes after shouting matches.  The best ones are the questions on the quiet nights where there's nothing but the sound of cicadas in the distance with their slow drone pouring in behind the words and the want and the question: Why?
I start out pointing at the scrapes in the brushed metal. The spark-bright scuffs in the patina surrounding those two simple words that age and dozens of moves have given it.I always have to point out the plaque's been part of a long journey.  The only difference is that it shows all the little cuts and abrasions the years bore into you as they brush by. Sometimes like wire steel, sometimes like wool.  It shows a reminder of every little shift and upset.  Every little conf
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.: King of dreams :. by Shien-Ra .: King of dreams :. :iconshien-ra:Shien-Ra 309 45 Placing Figures in Perspective by kiolia Placing Figures in Perspective :iconkiolia:kiolia 4,315 304 Fallen angel by yuchenghong Fallen angel :iconyuchenghong:yuchenghong 5,185 114 Fancy Feonix by NukeRooster Fancy Feonix :iconnukerooster:NukeRooster 4,046 173 Art of survival by Grypwolf Art of survival :icongrypwolf:Grypwolf 1,856 154 Hati and Skoll - animated promo art by vesner Hati and Skoll - animated promo art :iconvesner:vesner 6,893 554 Lion by yuchenghong Lion :iconyuchenghong:yuchenghong 5,857 171 Wave by francis-john Wave :iconfrancis-john:francis-john 394 11




Kelly O'Donnell
Artist | Digital Art
United States
I like to draw creatures and ponies.

My tumblr is way more active than my DA.


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Trapiche-Emerald Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Student General Artist
Do you do commissions?
nintentofu Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Good day to you!  Truly had to stop by and say hello and how amazing your artwork is to me.  Have loved Dragon artwork for many years, and although I'm terrible at it myself I have much respect for others who can create such amazing works.  You really have some beautiful and true pieces of artworks and I look forward to seeing more art from you in the future! 

As well do I have still go through much of your work!

Take care, and keep up the excellent work!
Fyrae Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! :')
that-girl2014 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
This is inspirational had to favourite so many things, beautiful art. Can't wait to see more,  definitely gained a watcher  
PurpleLemons Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice Art :)
is-chimera Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
HydraTamer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!!
s-kmp Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
:w00t: Thank you so much for adding me to your deviantWATCH, it really is much appreciated :w00t:
LuminityStar Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! X3c
TheSilentChloey Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^; Sorry thanks for the :+devwatch: O.O
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