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Stop the perfectionism

Stop the perfectionism

On my Tumblr site someone asked me for some general advice for an aspiring comic creator. This is what was on my mind. Thought I'd share it here on Deviantart as well. Right now all I can think of is something I've been thinking about lately. And that is the depression some of us artists get about our art. Like our expectations aren't just "My drawings need to be good!", they are "My art needs to be PERFECT." So I would suggest always try to improve, gain confidence, but expect good/average output. Don't expect perfect art, ever. By doing this only causes you to be frustrated, which in turn causes mistakes, which pisses you off more, then y

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I'm just a Japanese guy looking for a fight. No wait, that was Ryu Hayabusa.

I'm an artist... yes... that's what I am... just trying to get better and better everyday. I want to get published and working someday soon, because it's cool doing what you love, but it's even better if you get paid for it. :P

I'm Canadian and totally in yo face. Except not.

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Current Residence: Canada
Favourite genre of music: Old school Rap
Favourite style of art: Japanese Anime/Manga
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Urasawa Naoki
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Jurassic Park
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Genesis
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Robert Jordan (R.I.P)
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Final Fantasy
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Looking back, Looking forward

Looking back, Looking forward

You know, this DA account is nearly 10 years old. Crazy, right? I look back at some of the artwork I submitted years and years ago and sometimes I think to myself, "What happened to that guy? That guy had talent. That guy was going places." Indeed I see some of my earlier work and it seems so much... I don't know... easier? More appealing with much less effort. I don't remember putting in nearly as much effort into doing some of the pieces I really like from my past as I do into work I'm not happy with now. It really does seem I'm working so much harder for much less reward in terms of appealing artwork compared to how things were before..

Comics Creators For Freedom Drive starts Monday!

Comics Creators For Freedom Drive starts Monday!

Hey guys. So as you can tell from the drawing I uploaded a week or so ago, I'm taking part in this year's Comic Creators for Freedom project. Well guess what? The donation drive starts on Monday. Here's some more info for ya, right from the source: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead Wednesday, January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. To participate, we formed the Comic Creators for Freedom– a group of over 100 comic book creators who volunteered our artistic talents to raise money and awareness for this ca

Donnybrook launches

Donnybrook launches

Tada! New comic. Published on the web. Makes it a webcomic, I guess. It's called Donnybrook. It's a superhero comic about Winifred Winters, once a WWII flying ace Nazi killer and now just a plain old superhuman and her government agent partner Rhoda van der Woerd, whose job it is to keep her in line as they both take on the super jerks of the world. Well country. Well... more like province. Southern part of the province. You can find it here: http://donnybrook.thecomicseries.com/. I plan to update twice a week. I'll be backing that thang up here too. And that is all for now! Edit: Fixed the Links.

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C7coloursProfessional Filmographer
You live!
HenrikeDijkstraProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
No problem, it's well deserved!
star-pokeProfessional General Artist
Hello fellow CF'r :3
Ta much for the watch ♥
Abt-NihilHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the watch! :bow:
Your welcome. Your work is awesome.