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Offline Sgt.Huyin

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« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2005, 08:53:11 pm »
I am anything but a natural. I have tried on and off for as long as I can remember, even taken a few art classes, but I have never felt "good enough".
I doesn't help that I have one friend that actually makes money with his art(Check out the artist spotlight, or Kameko's profile), an two more that could, but think that they suck (My brother Derek should be working for Dark Horse).
I just picked up a pencil and started trying again, but I don't feel I am getting very far.
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« Reply #26 on: March 08, 2005, 12:45:13 am »
I'm a forced-artist, i think. Sometimes drawings come easy to me. There was a period in time where I drew very well. What I imagined, I could get down pretty well. But Nowadays, for some reason my grasp on anatomy has slipped some, but I'm better at more..stick figure and cartooney things.

Anyway, around sixth grade I became interested in the furry fandom (all because of Redwall, which lead me to Redwall clubs, which lead me to Yerf, which led me to fursuiting and onward). I wanted to draw it too, so I... well, I copied and traced a lot of stuff. But it helped me become the artist I am now, at any rate. And for the record, while I might use a photo reference, I never trace or copy pics these days, and haven't for several years.

And I HATE drawing classes. At least college drawing classes. I was in Beginning Drawing and it sucked and was really boring and extremely irritating. My friends were in Art Fundies, and they totally hated it too...

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« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2005, 12:55:30 pm »
Erm... yes and no. I used to draw as a child. Then I stopped for a very long time. Then I tried again, and was quite a bit better than when I had stopped. I think, in part, I was just paying more attention to how the lines should be, or something. But I stopped again. And now I've done a little here and there. Didn't get another skill leap this time, though. ':p'

Drawing tends to frusterate me, though, and in that I know I'm not a natural artist. I don't know what to draw and it doesn't come out the way I want it to look. So I don't really want to draw. And then I see the drawings of wonderful artists, and that tends to depress me. So if I draw, it tends to be because I force myself to.

I like to write. And although it could be said that I'm a "natural" at it(and still need to post some of it here), I've also read a lot. Not a LOT lot, but more than a little. I've picked up from books passively what I apply to my writing.
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« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2005, 12:03:53 am »
Seems some people have a eye for drawing that most have to work hard to get.  But still drawing is something you have to love to do well.  I think most will agree it's 99% practice and  1% inspiration.

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« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2005, 04:23:39 am »
For illustration, and pictured art, not a single class has ever been visited for me. For Graphic Arts (Printing, Plate Burning, Layouts, Formats, Goldenrod layouts, Photography, Font creation, and Computer Program Illustration) I have though. Graphic arts really isnt -Art- at all though, dispite its name.