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RocaTeithmore Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, I found you over your YT Channel. Great Tutorials. DO you recomment any DV Groups? I always seek critism.
Thanks :D
ShirosDreams Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist

I'm not Istebrak but the wonderful artist does have a Google+ group revolving purely around critiquing artwork. The main goal of the group is to progress and improve together. Though I'm not sure what style of art you do, I definitely recommend taking a look at it if it's in your art forte.…

Please make sure to read the rules before committing! It's listed under the 'About Community' section and mentions what is or not allowed to be posted. Have fun and be prepared to share your own thoughts to the other artists in the community!
optimismeBoo Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I need some help in posting for the 14 day challenge. I'm not sure what's the rule ro wher can I find info on that too.
ShirosDreams Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I'm so sorry for the late reply! I'm not actively participating in the community, so I'm not sure how to go about posting for the 14-day challenge either. Unfortunately, I'm certain there isn't an actual written document which lists the individual rules/steps for the challenge. However, if you just take a look at what the others are posting on the community page (i.e; portraits)- you can do the same, post it, then ask for the rules and critique in your first post! I'm sure you'll receive your answers there :) 

Additionally, Istebrak has covered the topic in some of her critique videos on the 14-day challenge portraits, so you could reference to those as well! Istebrak also has a Facebook page which you can message her on as well!

Good luck! 
RocaTeithmore Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Shiro, thank you very much for your answer. I appreciate this.
If I have time I check out this group.
ShirosDreams Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! You're absolutely welcome! Definitely check it out! Everyone on the community is extremely kind and honest when it comes to critiquing! If it caters to your forte of art, you will definitely improve through interaction with the group. Have fun! 
Grace-love-kindness Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Do you have a brush package I can purchase. I bought the $12 one?

And, I appreciate you and the gift of art you so unselfishly share (Tutorials).
bluedudemarble Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Student General Artist
Awesome tutorials. 

Thank you so much for all the work you do. 
Anniedorable Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your tutorials :) I just got Procreate and attempted digital art for the very first time. Still so much to learn! You're the best! I want to draw like you 💕
erincar Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Upon encountering your video on Youtube about why my drawings suck, I wanted to give it the shot I always longed to give but could not because of being busy with other things such as school. Your points made sense but I need more detail, so I'm going to be watching more of your videos. Anyways, let this be the beginning of the solution for the "community" aspect.

Nice to meet you.
tsukiyoma-kishun Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
Infrequently having your youtube videos playing in background while drawing, always accompanying low music in VLC. Doubting a bit today, like "ever reaching goals..?" and your stream starting simultaneous with copy of Borderlands 2 OST. Wink/Razz Thinking computer dying, shut off VLC and *today's Critique Hour had same music. 

Never into coincidence or luck, but quite amusing and quick snapping into better feeling. Lifetime fan! :D (Big Grin)

Mm, also giving thanks for amazing resources\practical examples && articulate honesty. Not often finding both in one place/artist, let alone used together, haha.
Istebrak Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
Ahaha its a sign! I love that OST.  Thank you for your support <3 
Israawilldoit Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Student General Artist
Thank you.
Vyrilien Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Another person who followed you here from your fantastic Youtube videos. Thanks again for the wonderful guides <3
90sCat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been feeling really down about my work lately- but as luck would have it, Youtube recommended your videos to me, and watching them has honestly helped me so much. Your words of  wisdom are super inspiring, and you have such a relateable personality that it really makes learning from you all that easier. When you talk about yourself as a young artist, I see a lot of my younger self in the stories that you tell, and it's so meaningful to me.

Thank you so much for the time and dedication you've put into your videos. You're really doing a great thing and touching the hearts of millions of artists! :) 
kesbet Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I've just found you on YouTube - your critique and how to videos are the pure knowledge! Amazing! Thank you for each and every one of them. The first one I've watched was - Why your drawing sucks - good one! Now I know how much I have to learn :)
Also, your website is what every artist's website should look like - simple, no unnecessary content, and on every page a place when I can give you my thought, communicate with you - it really feels like you were there to listen. I would join your free critique group if I wasn't so lazy b!^$$@*% and so afraid of a failure... :)

Have a great day!
pixg Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I recently started watching your videos and found them very informative, thank you for the awesome work you do.
Spark1eFountain Featured By Owner Edited Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your videos, legit out of everyone, I learn the most just from watching your videos.<3 Keep up the amazing work C:
Deesketches Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, amazing gallery here. As I came across the many youtube uploads of tutorials/pointers/self-roasts/helpful advice and repaints you have done with your followers/students, I wanted to say it helped me figure out some stuff I did not see up to now. I still have a long way to go, but it was very insightful and helpful. Thank you for posting those and keep up the amazing work :) 
RikuChanTheFox Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! :D 

Um..., if it's no trouble, would you mind critiquing a piece of my art? I'm working on a realism picture for a good friend of mine and it's not my first time doing realism, but it is my first time doing it on the computer. (Joy...) Plus, I've just started getting my spark for drawing back and I can tell that I'm horribly rusty...

I've watched a couple of your livestreams and you seem like you have a really good grasp on realism. I feel like I'm decent, but I could most certainly improve. If it's too much trouble I understand completely.

Thank you for taking the time to read this,

WolfyLovePup Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Omg omg omg! You can really draw so well! So amazing! Love 
paddedpaws Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2016   Digital Artist
Hi there. I was wondering, is it possible to purchase Portrait Studio directly through PayPal? When I tried to purchase it through the PayPal option, it tried to make me enter a credit card, but my PayPal account is linked to my bank account.
Meemo16 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for being bold in your videos. Some people want a little nudge in the right direction or no nudge at all. Little do they realize that most of the time, what they need is a push and a shout, a wake-up call. I can say that because of your unique teaching style, I've improved and ventured into different areas of art that I've never been in before. So you are much appreciated by me here on the interweb.
Istebrak Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
I'm so happy my videos have helped you! Thank you for appreciating my teaching style. I'm really trying to think like a student the entire time, I hope it continues to help people. Good luck with all of your work!
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