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How to Redline your own art
As a self-taught artist, I often struggle with being able to see the flaws in my own anatomy. I can tell something isn't right but can't quite put my finger on what is wrong with it. 
So today I decided to study figure drawing as well as improve my own cel-shading technique. And while I was doing my figure drawings I came up with the best way to critique my own art.
Sadly this technique only works for figure drawing studies and style studies. 
1.) The first step is to trace the figure from the photo. 

2) The second step is to try to reference both the photo and the trace. 

3.) The third step is to now overlay the trace with the reference sketch. 

Now you can easily see all the flaws. 
4.) keep the overlay of both the trace and reference sketch as a guide to show what you need to improve on and start the figure drawing all over again.
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Art block / Burnout
How to overcome an art block/ burnout. 
First off what is an art block/burnout? An art block/ burnout is when an artist is unable to produce art. They normally have little to no motivation or everything they try to produce looks awful to them personally. 
What effect does an art block have on the brain?
From the research, I was able to find. Studies have shown that creative minds suffering from an art block temporarily seem to use more of the logical side of their brain and less of the creative side. This leads the artist to over think their reason for creating instead of just enjoying their creations. 
Basically, it's like a headache for an artist. But instead of head pain, it's depression. 
What causes an art block? Many things can cause an art block. The biggest culprit is stress and depression or even physical health. 
How can an artist cure an art block/ Burnout? 
1.) Try
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Post this in your Journal with the title saying,
"I act like a __ year-old". 

[x] You know how to make a pot of coffee.
[x]You keep track of dates using a calendar.
[ ] You know how to change the oil in a car. 
[x] You've done your own laundry. 
[x] You can vote in an election. 
[x] You can cook for yourself.
[ ] You think politics are interesting. 

Total: 5

[ ] You show up for school late a lot.
[x] You always carry a pen/pencil in your bag/purse/pocket. 
[ ] You've never gotten a detention. 
[x] You have forgotten your own birthday
[x] You like to take walks by yourself.
[ ] You know what credibility means without looking it up.
[x] You drink caffeine at least once a week. 

Total: 9

[x] You know how to do the dishes
[x] You can count to 10 in another language. 
[x] When you say you're going to do something you usually do it.
[x] You can mow the lawn. 
[ ] You study even when you don't have to. 
[x] You have hand washed a car before. 

Total: 14

[x] You can spell experience without looking it up.
[ ] The people at Starbucks know you by name. 
[ ] Your favorite kind of food is take-out.
[x] You can go to the store without getting something you don't need.
[ ] You understand political jokes the first time they are said.
[x] You can type pretty quickly. 

Total: 17

[ ] Your only friends are from your place of employment.
[ ]  You have been to a Tupperware party.
[ ] You have realized that practically no one will take you seriously unless you are over the age of 25 and have a job. 
[ ] You have more bills than you can pay. 
[x] You have been to the beach.
[x] You use the internet every day. 
[x] You have been outside 3 or more times a day 
[x] You make your bed in the morning. 

Total: 21

FINAL TOTAL: 21
hahaha thats like one under my age
  • Listening to: nothing
  • Drinking: water

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Onyxx
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United Kingdom
Hi there guys. I am currently attempting to get my art work out into the world and I am thinking about putting up some more of my serious art work on this deviantart account.

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Favourite photographer: My Dad!
Favourite style of art: Cosplay Manga water colour landscapes
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When it's ,idnight and you are too lazy/tired to shade XD 
Woo! 
Character is mine! 
Do not trace/copy/claim this as yours. Thanks 
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Lumi Sleeping
My Snow Leopard Lumi fell asleep on his phone! 
Art and Character is mine. The signature says MatchaFox because of my furaffinity account. 
Please do not use/trace/copy/claim as your own. 
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Hunterflame
I drew him again :3 
Art and character are mine! Do not claim, copy or trace this
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Post this in your Journal with the title saying,
"I act like a __ year-old". 

[x] You know how to make a pot of coffee.
[x]You keep track of dates using a calendar.
[ ] You know how to change the oil in a car. 
[x] You've done your own laundry. 
[x] You can vote in an election. 
[x] You can cook for yourself.
[ ] You think politics are interesting. 

Total: 5

[ ] You show up for school late a lot.
[x] You always carry a pen/pencil in your bag/purse/pocket. 
[ ] You've never gotten a detention. 
[x] You have forgotten your own birthday
[x] You like to take walks by yourself.
[ ] You know what credibility means without looking it up.
[x] You drink caffeine at least once a week. 

Total: 9

[x] You know how to do the dishes
[x] You can count to 10 in another language. 
[x] When you say you're going to do something you usually do it.
[x] You can mow the lawn. 
[ ] You study even when you don't have to. 
[x] You have hand washed a car before. 

Total: 14

[x] You can spell experience without looking it up.
[ ] The people at Starbucks know you by name. 
[ ] Your favorite kind of food is take-out.
[x] You can go to the store without getting something you don't need.
[ ] You understand political jokes the first time they are said.
[x] You can type pretty quickly. 

Total: 17

[ ] Your only friends are from your place of employment.
[ ]  You have been to a Tupperware party.
[ ] You have realized that practically no one will take you seriously unless you are over the age of 25 and have a job. 
[ ] You have more bills than you can pay. 
[x] You have been to the beach.
[x] You use the internet every day. 
[x] You have been outside 3 or more times a day 
[x] You make your bed in the morning. 

Total: 21

FINAL TOTAL: 21
hahaha thats like one under my age
  • Listening to: nothing
  • Drinking: water

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SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner May 9, 2018
Happy late Birthday! Hope it was a good one! :D
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RaggedDreams Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner May 11, 2018
You're welcome! :D
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birthdays Featured By Owner May 7, 2018
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

On behalf of the birthdays team, I sincerely apologize that your greeting has arrived late this year.

We hope you had an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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RaggedDreams Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :3 
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RoseSpectrum Featured By Owner May 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
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RaggedDreams Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youuu 
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RoseSpectrum Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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JJJMadness Featured By Owner May 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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RaggedDreams Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o3o thank youuu 
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