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I make stuff more than draw stuff. I miss drawing, though. It's soothing and pleasing and something I can do while I'm watching TV. I admit that I get frustrated a lot. I am privileged enough to know several fantastic artists, and I know my art just doesn't stack up to theirs. I'm not looking for pity - these guys work so hard on their art, all the time! But maybe I should try harder. I'm so rarely happy with anything I draw; it's like nothing matches up to what's in my head. That's why I never post anything. But I feel encouraged by this pony.

"I'm not happy with it" is a pretty common refrain in my head. Even the things I do consider myself good at I never consider done, or good enough. But you know what? Maybe it's worth putting out there anyway. Maybe my standards are just too high.

I've been missing a certain sense of community recently. I used to love anime and drawing and geeking out. Somehow, the gaming conventions I work at don't seem to give me that rush of cheerfulness I used to have, though they are enjoyable in their own way (otherwise, I wouldn't keep at them). I mean, I'm the kind of person who grins ear to ear for 30 minutes after one playthrough of nyancat. There really aren't people around me who are like that. Maybe I will get lucky, and meet some here ^_^
Kintupsi Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love meeting new people! I found out about you through that Horseplay contest on SeventhSanctum. (I didn't enter myself because all the ponies I drew sucked horribly. '~')

Don't feel bad about your art! :hug: Everyone starts out small, and it's only practice, and TONS of it, that makes them get any better. All you have to do is search for the "Improvement Meme" and see how all the artists you envy started out. It really gives me hope when I look at them!

And if you think your forte is crafting things, then take a photo and submit them! There are lots of people on DA that only do handcrafted things, from dolls to dresses, masks to plushies. Paintings are not the only kind of art here. :)
catofmidnight Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
LOL. I feel the same exact way. I want to go back to AnimeNext. ^^;
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November 25, 2011