I decided to share with you my very first digital works I did, when I started out in 2008. I find these comparisions very inspirational as they reveal more human side of one's journey. Believe me, it's all hard work. If you are devoted and willing to sacrifice your time and just DO that stuff, you will succeed. It always takes a lot of tears and blood, so I won't say it's an easy path. You will make mistakes, you will doubt, but finally you will be able to force through that crap and do what you love for a living. Take a long look at these works at the top. They are extremely amateur. I've known that back then and I was in love with the quality of work people were putting out there. And my mission became to match that quality. To express myself at the highest possible quality level. Where I am now, I don't think I have even touched that, but I am on my way as you can see on that comparision. Now go do that yourself. Believe me, there is no talent involved. Everyone can do it. But not everyone REALLY wants to. If you are the one who really wants it, take a brush/pencil and do what must be done right now. It's totally doable and you will fall in love with the process. Stay strong and believe in yourself.
What you said, every word is so true and inspiring....Thank you for being you and doing your thing! You inspire me so much! And I'm sure countless others out there, keep rocking Wojtek! You are AWESOME I hope I can paint as awesome as you someday
I know you probably don't have time to answer, but on the off chance that you do... How much would you say photo studies have helped your work? Is there any particular sort of practice you would recommend, or do you think just any sort of fundamental drills work? I've got nothing but time, and I'd really like to get into some hardcore practice sessions, but I just don't know where to start, and I don't think aimless drawing is really getting me anywhere fast.