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April 4, 2013


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This saddens me, Deviantart is becoming more and more like photobucket and image search engine... D:
Gives me another reason why I love browsing MORE in pixiv than in here... orz
I was looking for cool One Piece fanarts here in DA, but most of them are traced arts copied straight from PIXIV as well. D:
How can you learn to draw if you always trace huh?? D:<

I can't believe I'm saying this but drawing is passion! Where's the emotion and feeling if you just trace what you draw?
In my opinion, there is no perfect art. Everyone has their own styles, and they excel in their own. If you have ONE favorite artist you admire most, I think you should try to follow and surpass him. In that way you can see how your skills will grow...

I admit, most of the time I feel depressed because I think I'm not improving at all! I keep on drawing and drawing but I feel nothing's happening. But when I read one part in a manga, the Hero said "instead of moping and whining there the whole time, you should stand up and work harder!" woah. that hit me so hard. XD :lol:

If you like the arts in Pixiv so much, PLEASE DON'T TRACE THEM. D:
Make them as your inspiration.

thank you. :D
  • Listening to: ONE PIECE OST
  • Reading: ONE PIECE
  • Watching: ONE PIECE
  • Playing: ONE PIECE
  • Eating: ONE PIECE
  • Drinking: ONE PIECE
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moOseEka0920 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super duper agree! I may not be the best drawing artist in the whole wide world, but i knew to myself that i have my own style.. I didn't trace anybody's work. :) When i draw i have lots of stories on it.. my soul was on it... :) And I'm very proud for those artist "the real artist" whose enhancing their talents... not by tracing or what, but do their drawings with their heart.. You can copy their drawings as your reference but not totally do this all the time... Think that it was a healthy competition for everyone.. inspire people and dream big! We are all have a different style in drawings don't try to compare it with others because they are much better than you.. Just be positive and always practice ! :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
RayzJ Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-Nods head- agree :)
LorvicMeow Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree!! You can't take shortcuts on art, you have to work hard and pour your soul into it! :D
SplitNinja Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good advice!
Never been on pixiv though.^^;
Kakashi95fan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great spech! :D
Shane-zero Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
i agrre completely tho i do know many begginers who use how to books or bases
which i think do help as long as u do it u'r self when u get the basics down
DarkWitchVampire Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The saddest of all are those "OCs" *cof Mary Sues cof* poorly drawn using bases. They even say they've spend a lot of time doing those drawings when the only thing they've done is put some bad drawn clothes and hair with Paint :no:
Dezu-the-Shaman Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
gee, sorry to hear that. Was there anything you were looking for in paticular?
MasamuneRevolution Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist
whoaa what for real?? D8
i havent browse for (fanart) pics at DA for ages; the only thing i look for at DA are the stock photos for ref. poses - & never more than that ^^;
msadagal Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha! I seldom browse here in DA, but most pictures I see are traced orz
but I look for reference poses on pixiv nowadays, very reliable XD
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