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Ketsa

Too far, too fast?

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This is neither about second guessing myself, nor is it about fishing for compliments~ It was only about a month and a half ago that I started drawing much at all, and with my most recent submission I'm just flat-out elated not just by how great it came out, but also by how significantly I'm improved in such short a span of time.

I'm wondering, though, is whenabouts other artists hit their "stride"? I know I've certainly got plenty of improvement ahead of me (and everyone's results may vary), but I'm curious if I'm getting a bit premature on my comfort zone :3

Not that I'm all too hung-up on it - I just wanted to make a journal post about what was on my mind, rather than my most recent IIDX scores ^^
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Added: 6 years, 7 months ago
 
EtherSaga
6 years, 7 months ago
Comfort zones are for those who dont need/want to improve. Don't stop improving. You can stand aside here and there to admire yourself, but don't lose site of your goal.
Ketsa
6 years, 7 months ago
Oh, of course~ I meant "comfort zone" more in the sense of, "Hey! I'm not drawing stick figures anymore!" I'm already working on coloring that picture, and have a bunch of ideas of where I want to go with it. Passed one hill, but there's plenty more ahead ^^
Delirious
6 years, 7 months ago
I started to feel a little satisfied about my drawings maybe 3 months in, but I have to accept that what I'm drawing now will look like trash compared to things I'll be able to do in half the time eventually.  Naturally, the only way to get to that "eventual" point is by trying new things even if you're uncomfortable with them and they seem like a hassle.  It varies by person of course, but to some "hitting your stride" is when you can look at any of your old drawings and say "I know exactly how to fix this," or when you can take on a new task and confidently figure out how to handle it.  To some others, it's just about looking like you know what you're doing, even when you don't.  :)
Ketsa
6 years, 7 months ago
That's a very good way of putting it, and I feel much the same :3 At where I stand right now, all my drawings have involved more or less the same facing direction. My next major challenge will be to draw something else with Pepper in it. So far, all my drawings have been me drawing things at random until something takes form. The idea of going into a drawing with an intended outcome is both exciting and frightening, but that's my next goal~ I also plan on pairing that challenge with my first attempts at drawing a nude female :3
Manafox
6 years, 7 months ago
You're way quicker than I was. x3~
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