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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 Digital 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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