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Phoenix Down
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United States
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Personal Quote: "If one person understands, then it was worth the trouble"
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May 2015

If it looks like I'm trying harder, I am.  

Right now, I'm mentally... I don't know if stressed is the right word.  I forced myself into this challenge a year ago, but now something's different.  Maybe I am on the verge of learning something new or getting something down I wasn't understanding before.

I don't like to sketch or do linework, and that's something I have to work on.

I want to figure out this damned coloring style I really like but can't find references for, so I'm winding up making this up as I go.  THat's it.  THAT's what's driving me nuts.  I wish someone would tell me what I am doing.  I wish someone would tell me, "Oh you're doing (xyz) type of style" so I could go "oh! ok I can google this and figure out what I'm doing wrong.  Why I'm not happy with my results.  Why this isn't going as fast as I would like it.

What if it has no name.  What if I am making something that doesn't exist yet?  That is terrifying to me.  Because it's not like I know what I am doing!  I didn't finish art school or get prestigious training, or practice drawing from real life references every day!


But I know more than when I started a year ago, so that's quickly becoming a lie.    I can't explain it, but I can sort of see what I am doing now for some things, especially when I color.  

So now,  I'm doing something along a colorist painting method.  But I didn't read the instructions fully in google and sort of just looked at the pictures as I was skimming.  Because this wasn't what I was looking for, only part of the answer.  It's so frustrating,  forced to learn by looking at someone else's work...

But isn't this what art students do?  

I practice virtually every day, hours at a time doing art after work and full time on the weekends.  I don't think I should label myself "Hobbyist" anymore.  Hobby is something you do occasionally.  This is my 2nd job in a sense and something I am determined to see through.

Year 2:  I am an art student.
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: my fan
  • Watching: time go by
  • Eating: thoughts
  • Drinking: homemade sweet tea


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slinkysis3 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you for faving The Kiss

It is very much appreciated!

 The Kiss by slinkysis3

skycladarts Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
many thanks for the :+fav: :)
Len-Abendroth Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave. Your work is awesome! I love the hand-drawn ink-and-gouache style. It's really got a Yoshitaka Amano/Art Nouveau feel (if that makes sense). I could be wrong, though; I'm sure someone will correct me. Haha.
Katlline15r Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the fave! <33 
lXI0l Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
(✿ฺ◡ฺ‿ฺ◡ฺ) Thanks for the fav
skycladarts Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the :+fav: and good luck with your work!
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