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This is a place where you can come to get advice on anything. We will try to help everyone the best we can. No matter what kind of advice you are seeking we want to be there for you. The thing that makes a community strong is its people and the willingness to help out others in times of need. Remember it takes a village :)
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Here's a journal that I've been wanting to make for a while, regarding improving your art. I've seen several deviants online ask me about improving their art, so I thought I'd make a journal about it for you all~

Practice. Draw Everyday.
I know. The most common piece of advice you've ever received, but this is the most crucial part of the process. Your ability to draw and sketch relies on your ability to memorize what you see in everyday life. This is called your Visual Library. Some people are born with this natural ability so advanced, that it's known as Photographic Memory. But not every artist is born with this Gift, so we must work on increasing our own visual library. The key to doing this is to draw EVERYDAY. Take a sketchbook with you wherever you go, and just draw whatever you see, or whatever comes to mind. Try drawing at least 5 sketches a day, if you can, and you will start to see results.

Draw from Life.
This is especially crucial if you want to create realistic drawings and paintings. Look at real objects in front of you, maybe a lamp beside your bed to start small, and then go into something more complex, such as drawing your entire living room or backyard. Look online for even more complex things, such as videogame covers or characters. Challenge yourself to draw Master Chief's armor, if you can!

Study Master Artwork.
Aaand we're back in that boring art history class. But don't worry, you won't have your nose stuck in a book for two damn hours. Just search Google Images for master renaissance artists, like Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Vermeer if you're aiming for a realistic look in your art. Study closely, and you'll see that not every color is what they seem! There are actually many blues, greens, and reds mixed in with skin color. We may not see them at first, but the more you study, the more you realize that these colors can also be seen in real life skin!

Cut down on TV and Videogames.
I mean it. *grows sharp teeth*
But in all honesty, watching TV and playing games not only takes away your time for improving art, but it's decreasing your visual library development. It's alright to watch TV once in a while, don't completely shut yourself out... But TV transitions way too quickly for the artist's eye to adjust and take in the surroundings. If you're watching a TV Show, almost all your attention will be focused on the story plot, or the characters, dialogue and such, and your visual library development will slow to a stop. If you want to be a videogames artist, it's great to have knowledge of what's hot in the industry. But when you're actually immersed in the game, your subconscious is busy working on pressing buttons and controlling your character, rather than absorbing the environment and surroundings in the game.
I would suggest watching playthroughs on youtube. You can pause the video whenever you want, rewind and observe everything that's happening in the game. Plus, somebody's controlling the character for you. So your subconscious will have the chance to improve your visual library as you watch!

Feng Zhu.
This artist works in the videogame industry, and he's pretty successful. He teaches his own art classes at a university, and makes videos on youtube. I've been watching his videos for several months now, and they've really been helping me to increase my own art, as well as prepare me for what's to come when I sign up in the videogame industry and Art University. I recommend this guy if you're into digital or traditional art, because his methods cover both ways.
www.youtube.com/user/FZDSCHOOL


Hope I was able to help you guys! If you have any questions, let me know in the comments!

Now go create something awesome ;)
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Dark-Spirit-Wings Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Hello I need help. So I am trying to make adopts using: twai.deviantart.com/art/Fox-Cr…
But I am having trouble getting the fox fox designs all together in one place like this: dragonoidcolossus747.deviantar…
I use a windows 7 how do I do it?
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psychotara Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW now that is the most complex maker I have seen yet here on DA. 
IF you are trying to put all the in the same image you can do so with MS Paint if you have that. 
Just click new on MS Paint and inlarge it ( Very Big. ) Then click paste from. 
Click the one you want to put in the image and repeat moving them as you see in your example. 
You can add numbers by clicking font 
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Dark-Spirit-Wings Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Oh. But if im gonna copy and paste it.. how come when I right click on the image there is no copy button on it?
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psychotara Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have MS Paint?
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GrimReaperSlaughter Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for requesting to Affiliate with my support group.
Love what you have here.
Always nice to see more groups 'round.

Again, Thank you loves for requesting c: 
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psychotara Featured By Owner Edited Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are ever so welcome. I love your group as well. I would be ever so glad to Affiliate with groups like yours. :)
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Dravdark Featured By Owner May 19, 2016   General Artist
Aww thank you 
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psychotara Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Dravdark Featured By Owner May 17, 2016   General Artist
Hello everyone!
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EternityBlue Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey!! Welcome to the group~
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Entwinedbliss Featured By Owner May 18, 2016   General Artist
lol... Hello back
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psychotara Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello dear :)
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RheaLyrinAssaine Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Writer
Hi there!
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Dravdark Featured By Owner May 17, 2016   General Artist
Hello =D
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RheaLyrinAssaine Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student Writer
How are you? (:
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psychotara Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So it comes time when even I need to ask something lol. So here is the thing. I am moving things from my adopt account as I wish to only have one. And was wondering if I should try to resell adopts from people whom deactivated their accounts without letting me know? What do you all think?
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EternityBlue Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
If you don't have any other way to message the people that deactivated their accounts, then I think it's safe to say you can resell them. BUT, if you're really reluctant about doing it, there's no law that says you have to ;)
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psychotara Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear. That helps alot
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EternityBlue Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
No problem~ ^^
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Entwinedbliss Featured By Owner May 17, 2016   General Artist
I would say that, if you sold the adopts. I wouldn't sale them again.
The deviant might have changed account names and could be
using it on another account. Since this has happened and is liable
to happen again in the future. 
My advice would be to sale the adopt with a stipulation, that it is
for that account alone and state the reason for that sales practice.
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psychotara Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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NamelessFeline Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really really like the idea of this group and I really hope it takes off!
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EternityBlue Featured By Owner May 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much, welcome to the group!
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psychotara Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for that. It means worlds. But remember a group is only as good as its admins and member's. All  have a voice here. If there is anything you see that can make it better. Please feel free to let me know as well as I have some open spots for admins so also looking for people to fill those spots as well :)
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NamelessFeline Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only thing I can think to add is maybe a journal or deviation where users may comment to ask for advice.
And, if you do really need an admin I would be willing to help you guys out. <3
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