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Eye of the Dragon by of-Salfarro Eye of the Dragon :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 2 0 Falling Beast by of-Salfarro Falling Beast :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 0 0 red dragon by of-Salfarro red dragon :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 1 0 Dragon by of-Salfarro Dragon :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 3 0 Juvenile dragon by of-Salfarro Juvenile dragon :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 1 0 weredragon by of-Salfarro weredragon :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 5 0 greyscale Ryuk by of-Salfarro greyscale Ryuk :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 0 0 Concept by of-Salfarro Concept :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 3 0 Dragon's Eye by of-Salfarro Dragon's Eye :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 5 0 lake dragon by of-Salfarro lake dragon :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 0 0 Sketch Challenge: Friendly AI by of-Salfarro Sketch Challenge: Friendly AI :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 0 4 surprise or joy by of-Salfarro surprise or joy :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 1 3 experimental metal dragon by of-Salfarro experimental metal dragon :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 1 0 Doodles while waiting by of-Salfarro Doodles while waiting :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 0 0 Join Us by of-Salfarro Join Us :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 0 0 experiment by of-Salfarro experiment :iconof-salfarro:of-Salfarro 2 0


FLAVOR COUNTRY by drakky FLAVOR COUNTRY :icondrakky:drakky 6 21 Psychological Warfare by rah-bop Psychological Warfare :iconrah-bop:rah-bop 903 36 Emerald of the Grasslands by rah-bop Emerald of the Grasslands :iconrah-bop:rah-bop 1,586 121 Tenkhariis by RHADS Tenkhariis :iconrhads:RHADS 6,230 204 Tail Goes Where by Ap0a Tail Goes Where :iconap0a:Ap0a 169 42 Sad Ending by bluefooted Sad Ending :iconbluefooted:bluefooted 1,570 47 strength in progress by bluefooted strength in progress :iconbluefooted:bluefooted 887 32 Pele's Throne by rah-bop
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Pele's Throne :iconrah-bop:rah-bop 367 30
prometheus and god by Dejano23 prometheus and god :icondejano23:Dejano23 4,083 688 Worship the Sun by LeccathuFurvicael Worship the Sun :iconleccathufurvicael:LeccathuFurvicael 70 4 Worship the Sun - Detail by LeccathuFurvicael Worship the Sun - Detail :iconleccathufurvicael:LeccathuFurvicael 78 3 Jinfengopteryx elegans by rah-bop Jinfengopteryx elegans :iconrah-bop:rah-bop 1,754 83 Give Into The Night by BlackFire64 Give Into The Night :iconblackfire64:BlackFire64 181 16 stormcrow by drakky stormcrow :icondrakky:drakky 1 0 Secret Santa Exchange 2011 - Salfarro by Dragonmistral Secret Santa Exchange 2011 - Salfarro :icondragonmistral:Dragonmistral 18 3



of Salfarro
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Slowly getting the "work area" together. Still tinkering around with the tool and the bits and such.. Also getting a sense of the time commitment involved. Will need to also find my ear muffs wherever they are...

Trying to not lose my self confidence. I get excited about a lot of writing and artistic projects until I suddenly remember that I don't have the skills anywhere near what I want. It isn't even that the skills are outside of reach, but more lacking the mental discipline to use get to that level of skill. Drawing was always something fun to me, and once I reached a certain point the only way to improve was more like work.

When I was a kid, I liked drawing only monsters, dragons, dinosaurs, and occasionally birds. So, that is all I drew. Drawing people, buildings, landscapes and such wasn't fun so I didn't draw them. And since I only learned to draw from copying the drawings and sometimes photographs of others, there is an enormous pile of skills I never developed. So, even though I thought I was a good artist as a kid, and indeed other people seeing my dragons certainly thought so, the reality was I could never do a single artistic thing that was asked of me. And honestly, I could never do anything artistic that I asked of myself. I put my pen or pencil to the paper and just let it flow from there, thoughtlessly and without preplanning. So when someone would say "draw X" or if even I wanted to draw X... What would come out would be terrible.

And somehow I no longer have those hours of dedication in me like I had as a child. But I need that level of commitment again. I need to just go outside and draw things I see for hours and hours and hours. But it is difficult, like trying to figure out exercise or a musical instrument. Where to start? What is the most effective use of the time for effective improvement? And often, I just can't seem to make some things work no matter what I do... Like painting.

I know that I am capable of these things, in fact, my time learning CAD and CAM showed me that for a lot of my problems in art I could solve simply by approaching what I want to make as a work problem, not a fun thing. Which is sad because, like learning an instrument or a language or writing a book, I want the end result and lost the ability to find pleasure in the process somewhere along the way.

How do I get that back? I lost it somewhere in high school...


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StormNobleheart Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch. 
Syvaender Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch c:
drakky Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Carrot! Happy birthday! *party horn*
of-Salfarro Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I saved reading this comment for today, so spread the glowy d'awwww feeling. Thanks. :)
drakky Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Thanks or the fav, Carrot. =)
Kresketh Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
Happy birthday.
of-Salfarro Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank ye!
AzeFish Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Happy early birthday!
of-Salfarro Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
drago-w Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks again
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