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I've heard this so many times from other talented artist :heart:
"Practice makes you become a better Artist"
Tracing and Stealing art is so stupid and its not cool!:thumbsdown: Practice, practice is the only thing to do and never give up!:) Anyways I felt like making this into a stamp, if this doesn't make any sense, just tell me. ^^'

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A-Stands-For-Art Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Using!
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Misurith Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
Defiantly! :D
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desteke Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Using!
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NinjaWoodpeckers91 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True, lately I have been trying to practice my human drawing.
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sinta13 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
using
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JuicyMoon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using
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QuakeBrothers Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uggg, but some people improve faster than others, that makes work 2 times harder because it adds the bad feelings unto one :C
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Yoshifan1219 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
using!
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Coolfruits Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so true.
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Iki-Fujisaka Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I heard it once...

...from someone who believes tracing is a way to improve.


And when she stopped tracing, her anatomy was so fuckin' bad xD
And still is.
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Alice319 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Agreed.
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:iconrabbitandlionhearted:
I agree completely! :D Using!
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AshleyFSakura Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
very true I'm currently practicing my drawings improving step by step :D
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QuirkyEven Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
true! and yet, I'm still practicing to this day :D
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MeckelFoxStudio Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's great!:highfive:
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Gallerica Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's true. :nod:
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Aka-DenSuFreak Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So true! I practiced and I have drawn so many times that I started to improve quickly
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MeckelFoxStudio Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's wonderful, good job!:highfive:
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coconuttydog Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
I really agree there... *nods in agreement* :nods: 
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MeckelFoxStudio Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D :highfive:
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coconuttydog Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
:)
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ImmortalMeganekko Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Crappy artists do NOT get better by going on to draw. They must have the proper lessons before they can start drawing.
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QueenCelina33 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, practice really does make perfect.
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SilverBeastLaguz Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's working for me, but I'm not at the perfect level yet.
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Codename-Turtlefairy Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thats very true ^^
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DolphinsKiss Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
So true :)
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xGameRoku Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, that's my motto :D
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MeckelFoxStudio Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome :highfive:
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slycooper11 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally! If you say that using base is tracing, I understand why, but some use them a different way, but I am totally with you on the stealing -.-
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raberbagirl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is my motto for drawing. ^^
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Quasartist2 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't look down on people who trace, unless they're art thieves. I'm not justifying it for them, but I wouldn't be where I am without it. There is a point in many artist's lives (usually at a very early age) where you simply aren't good enough to draw some things. I had a Dragon Ball Z how to draw book when I was really young, but it all looked so overwhelming. 4 steps, but so much detail in each step forward, it was intimidating to me, since I was just getting into art. I tried to freehand it a few times, and they were all horrible. And it didn't spark inspiration to do better, it made me realize how bad I was. No one wants to play a game when all they do is lose. Then my brother brought home some tracing paper from school, and showed me what it could do. And then we traced and colored all our favorite Z Warriors, day in and day out. Eventually our supply of tracing paper ran dry, and he couldn't get any more for us. So then, it was back to step-by-step. We knew we could trace with regular notebook paper, but after being spoiled by tracing paper, we were reluctant to go back. So I drew along with the book, my favorite picture of Gohan. And it was much better than our pre-tracing paper days. And I did it again and again, each time having something better about it than before the tracing paper days. A few weeks later, my brother got another stack of paper, and we went through that old spill again. But once more, it ran out. Then, same deal. I was drawing it almost on my own, usually skipping step 1. And then step 2. And eventually I was able to freehand it on my own, using the final shot in the book for nothing but reference. I'm not justifying tracing, but in the early days, as in, not being able to upload it to the internet and become an art thief, I think it's a great asset. You have to focus just as much as drawing it on it's own too, or else the paper might shift and the lines won't connect properly, resulting in disproportion everywhere. And you're getting muscle memorization while you're at it. Again, I'm not justifying tracing, but it isn't as horrible as everyone makes it out to be. Not from my point of view. Not trying to start anything with anyone, to each their own.
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raberbagirl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think the real issue with tracing is that people post it, especially when they claim it as original work and/or don't give credit. I don't see anything wrong with tracing either as long as it's private, but once you put it online, that's when it starts becoming an issue.
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Quasartist2 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
T H A N K you! Man, you practically took the words right out of my mouth! haha
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TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Your lovely positive stamp has been featured in my recent dA Life #05: Art For All blog at #fella. Thanks for helping to promote a supportive environment here at dA :aww:
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SoulsAndOrangeJuice Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Not trying to say tracing or copying is cool, but "practice makes improvement" is so bogus. It's like, woo, I suck at drawing, so now I'mma draw a picture. Okay done. Now time to draw it again. I am practicing. Okay done. WOO MAJIKUL TALENT AND ABILITIES POPPED OUT OF NOWHERE! Yeahhh no.
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raberbagirl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Practicing has worked for me. *shrug*

I drew a lot when I was a kid, then I stopped, but now that I'm picking it up again, even though my pictures still suck, I DO notice significant improvements with every picture I draw.

It was the same with writing, too. Obviously everyone is going to be bad at something when they first start, but after writing for over ten years, I've gotten good at it and it's gotten easy for me and I enjoy it very much. "Practice makes improvement" is not bogus, but you have to be patient and stick with it and not give up. If you expect to be brilliant after only drawing or writing a few pieces, you're only going to discourage yourself.

(And by the way, you don't have to practice drawing the exact same picture. o.O Try different things. Drawing is drawing, it doesn't have to be the same thing every single time.)
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SoulsAndOrangeJuice Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Every single picture you draw? And you can't improve after only drawing a few pictures? I believe you contradicted yourself. Anyway, screw art. I hope you feel special because you can draw and write well.
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raberbagirl Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes. There are things I learn with every single drawing that help me improve on later ones. Another thing that helps is studying other people's drawings for technicalities, to see how they accomplished what I'm having trouble with. Then I'm able to use what I learned to do better the next time I attempt whatever difficult concept it was, like drawing forearms or dynamic poses.

I said, "If you expect to be brilliant after only drawing or writing a few pieces," I did not say that you can't improve. Drawing three pictures isn't going you make you a fantastic artist overnight, but by the time you draw the third picture, you will be a better artist than you were when you drew the first picture. Therefore, the more pictures you draw, the better artist you will become, until eventually you DO become a fantastic artist. But you have to take the time to actually draw all those pictures, you can't skip steps and expect to be successful.

My first stories sucked. I can write well now because I've been practicing for a long time. It's quite difficult to write consistently for that long and not get good at it.

I CANNOT draw well yet. That is why I'm practicing. Even though my drawings still suck, they are getting better, because I am practicing and I'm not giving up, see? Don't limit yourself by being resentful. Saying "Screw art" and giving up is not going to make you a better artist. So if you don't care about being a good artist, fine; go find something else worthwhile to dedicate yourself to and make the world a better place. But if you still do want to be a good artist, then quit whining and start doing what it takes to achieve your goal.
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