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I haven't replied to your comments or thanked for favs for a few days (sorry), because I've been browsing dA website to learn more about it.

It was an interesting journey, but I've noticed one thing which really caught my interest...

It's that there are many and I mean MANY people, artists, professional or not who complain that when you're an aspiring artist you should take advice from people who KNOW and draw things which are probably not exciting but they'll bring you result in the long run. They complain that young people these days... (most of these artist were under 30 by the way) don't appreciate their help. Meaning - listen to what others tell you is wrong in your drawings (for example) and you'll improve. You need to take advice from teachers... other artists... or even not professionals, because they might notice things you don't see yourself etc. Some aspiring artists don't see the benefits of learning from someone else....

OK. I agree. Wholeheartedly. Really.

But where are these people who'll tell me what is wrong or how to improve it? In my world they simply DON'T exist! I've never in my life attended any art classes, because there were none at my school (primary, secondary). I've never talked with any real art teacher or a real professional artist.

Seriously, I don't know what I am doing but I am trying to do everything basing on my own instincts... which is not the best way to do things, but I simply don't have any other choice.

I know there are many artists who learned on their own, but when I started asking them questions almost all of them admitted that they had met some kind of master of art who gave them some advice and from that point they improved their art.

Sorry for whining, but I feel kinda depressed that I am begging for help and nobody wants to help me... I understand everybody is busy these days, but I need to hear some advice! YOU can help me. Please.

Over and out.
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Gothicamew Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Go to the forums, babes. Anything that says "I will rate" or "Please post your newest" is a chance to let someone see your work, and possibly critique it. Another way is to submit to groups, especially "elitist" groups. I've never gotten in to them, but I'm getting closer every time I try because I ask for critiques and I save them on my computer to use as a checklist for the next piece I create.

If you're still not having any luck, then try asking around. :heart:
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bluefootednewt Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
:huggle:
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Ludifico Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :hug:
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bluefootednewt Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
:tighthug: You're welcome, dear. :heart:
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dierat-stock Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
There are a few groups around that deal with constructive critique. A lot of them are inactive but some of them are still around, like :iconprojectcomment: and :iconthedrawingacademy:. You can search in the Groups area for more [link] Also, I would suggest joining conceptart.org and starting a sketchbook thread there. They're much more focused on critique and improving one's art, whereas DA is more of a social and marketing tool for artists.
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011   Digital Artist
Hi Joe, There are tons of things on the net about art theories. I'm mostly self-taught as well but I do a lot of reading and looking at other artists stuff.

I just did an article on art resources - it's not quite finished but how about I send it to you in a note and see if that's the sort of thing you're interested in? And of course I'd appreciate your feedback! :D
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Ludifico Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hi, I am Ludi not Joe :giggle:

Your art is really cool! I feel honored that you shared with me the article, I'm reading it and I think it's really well done. :nod: :#1:

THANK YOU so much! :hug: You're great!
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LeonieZurakowsky Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011   Digital Artist
THANKS! - please see the note I sent you!
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: I am completely self taught. it really isn't a bad way to learn. Check out your local library and read everything they have on art. That's how I started. Ask questions of anyone you think might help. Most of all believe in yourself.
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Ludifico Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :hug:
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome.:hug:
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vulcania Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I second that :nod: You should see what's in my local library... I went there once and left with the speed of light, they had only harlequin and other romance books :rofl:
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Romances!!! Eeeeek!!! Those are for old ladies and I'm not that old. I read sifi and fantasy. Something with a little fun to it.

Ours had lots of art books. Libraries have changes since I was a kid.
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vulcania Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
And yeah... romances are yuck :bleh:
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Romance sucks. Whether you read about it or try to live it.
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vulcania Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Agreed! :highfive: :rofl:
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vulcania Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lucky you :drool: I search for albums about art on ebay or in shops with used books, but I've been told I've got too many books already ^^;
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You can never have too many books. My daughter told me that and made me leave most of my scifi books behind. :crying: My sister gave them all away. I had over 200 books. I miss them, but I did keep my art books and my beading books. Those are important.
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vulcania Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:cries: I know your pain :hug:
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Ann-McLaren Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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vulcania Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ludi you do not whine :lol: I think you're struggling cos you're feelin' powerless and kinda lost, maybe? I dunno, wanna help :hug: Teh life is unfair, I'm older I know :granny: but you've gotta believe in yourself. You have to stop thinking of yourself as a victim and start thinking that it's the path you've chosen. You wanna be an artist? It's your choice, yours and nobody else! Be proud :winner: So you know what you want to do in the future - awesome! Now what you have to do to do what you want? I suggest reading books about art, tutorials - Internet is fuuuuuull of them and some of them are extremely useful, getting more involved in art communities, such as deviantArt and practicing drawing like your life dependend on it :work: Don't worry, be happy, everything is gonna be fine :hug:
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Ludifico Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :hug:
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Hi ludi.
I do mostly digital art.
At one time I painted using oils for many years and
took classes in abstract.
If there is anything I can ever help you with please send me a note.
I do not like others to give me anything negative about my art because
it comes from within...having said that there are people who
can help and save one a lot of time with a few words.
:wave:
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Ludifico Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for your support, it means a lot :hug:
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Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
My pleasure. :hug:
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VivecaLaMoreaux Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
:hug:
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Ludifico Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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