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Old October 30 2013, 04:59 PM   #31
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Don't sweat it, just be patient and let your skills evolve and expand with time. I've been drawing, sketching and doodling since I was old enough to hold a crayon and scribble on a flat surface. As I approach the age of 40 and after several decades plus some of drawing I've learned that the journey never ends. There's always some new thing to try or technique to work on and attempt to refine.

Art is a neverending journey with no real finish line or endgame other than just deciding that one isn't going to bother practicing their art skills any longer. What you consider off-kilter right now might look great to others and even vice versa.

Art is largely subjective and relative, and as long as I'm generally satisfied and somebody else finds pleasure in what I create with my own hand then those are the most important things. Above all else, have fun or else it's not worth it.
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Old October 30 2013, 10:00 PM   #32
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Yeah, me drawing something at least once a day has gone a long way in improving my artwork and in the next twelve months I may join a serious artwork course of some kind (since I've now got a solid skillset base) and hopefully make a real career out of it.

Here's Black Widow again, but I've made the image sharper and brighter:

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Old October 30 2013, 10:02 PM   #33
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And here's the video that I used as a reference:

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Old October 31 2013, 03:14 AM   #34
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Those are really, really good! You obviously possess a pretty impressive talent there and I hope you can use it to please and entertain others.
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Old October 31 2013, 11:06 AM   #35
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Here's sketches of Michelle Pfeiffer from quite a while back that I cleaned up:
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Old November 2 2013, 01:26 PM   #36
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Some more from New Art Academy:




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Old November 2 2013, 01:29 PM   #37
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And here's a thumb sketch of Stewie Griffin from Family Guy:
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Old November 2 2013, 05:15 PM   #38
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My medium is cake art.

http://peachwookiee.deviantart.com/a...pkin-411067061

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Old November 2 2013, 06:15 PM   #39
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Art is art, whether one's medium is Jackson Pollock or Betty Crocker.
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Old November 2 2013, 07:52 PM   #40
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Don't sweat it, just be patient and let your skills evolve and expand with time. I've been drawing, sketching and doodling since I was old enough to hold a crayon and scribble on a flat surface. As I approach the age of 40 and after several decades plus some of drawing I've learned that the journey never ends. There's always some new thing to try or technique to work on and attempt to refine.

Art is a neverending journey with no real finish line or endgame other than just deciding that one isn't going to bother practicing their art skills any longer. What you consider off-kilter right now might look great to others and even vice versa.

Art is largely subjective and relative, and as long as I'm generally satisfied and somebody else finds pleasure in what I create with my own hand then those are the most important things. Above all else, have fun or else it's not worth it.
True words indeed. Well put. Especially the part about how people sometimes undervalue the impact their work can have on others!


I used to paint murals and in public view like that, there was a constant parade of passers by who would stop to watch for a bit, and sometimes offer a comment. The ones with frowns never took the brush I offered them. Not once!
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Old November 6 2013, 04:20 PM   #41
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Checking out YouTube there's some really interesting sketchbooks that show intimidating levels of art skill, but provide great inspiration:



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Old November 6 2013, 09:43 PM   #42
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I finished this about six months ago. Acrylic and Oil paint. I just wish I had made it a bit larger, its only IIRC 16" x 12".

Edit: Let me know if thats too big. I don't know how to scale it down.
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Old November 6 2013, 10:32 PM   #43
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Sorry, I can't see it. Can you please reload it?
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Old November 6 2013, 10:56 PM   #44
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OK, now I do. Good job! You did that steam train in a similar thread last year, right?
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Old November 6 2013, 10:57 PM   #45
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WOW.

That's amazing. Fantastic job!
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