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Neil Gaiman's Advice To Aspiring Artists & More!









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“Saying that we have enough artists is like saying we have enough scientists, we have enough designers, we have enough politicians — we have enough politicians — but, you know, nobody gets to be you except you. Nobody has your point of view except you. Nobody gets to bring to the world the things that you get to bring to the world — uniquely get to bring to the world — except you. So, saying that there are enough writers out there, enough directors out there, enough people with points of view. Well yeah, there are, but none of them are you. And none of those people is going to make the art that you are going to make. None of them is going to change people and change the world in the way that you could change it. So if you believe somebody that says, “no, no, we’ve got enough of those,” then all it means is that you are giving up your chance to change the world in the way that only you can change it.”

------- Inspirations & Motivations by Yuuza || :iconyuuza: --------

Does talent exist?I know many people have different opinions about this. And here's what i think of it and why. I'll just answer the journal question up front, I think talent does not exist. And here's why:
Let's start with he question, what is talent? It's this magical thing that makes some people learn faster and develop faster than others in different fields. Let's take art for example, there are 2 different artists, both start at the same time to learn a concept and one learns faster than the other. But few people have stopped to ask themselves why that is? Is it talent, or is it something else?
Let me tell you a story about a guy who started an experiment to see if talent exists. He posted an add where he stated he's looking for a wife that will agree to marry him and let him test their children in this experiment. And they made 3 girls. The guy taught them all how to lay chess from a very early age, and lo and behold all of them became grandmasters in chess. This story is real, the guy is
How to get better at artPeople keep asking me what programs i use, and what program is the best for drawing and what brushes i used for this artwork or that. Those are legitimate questions, sure, but not entirely accurate. There are differences between programs and brushes, but in the end, they are all tools. They are tools artists use to put their imagination onto a canvas. Just like a traditional artist can use 10 different brushes to paint an artwork, or just one single brush, digital art is the same in that regard. There is no one brush that can achieve an effect that none other can. Sure it's a little more difficult if you're using one brush type to draw everything, but not impossible. Artists might have hundreds of brushes in Photoshop but in truth, we use 2-5 brushes the most and those hundreds only in special cases. I personally use a hard brush and a soft brush for 90% of things, what i do change is the opacity and turn the pressure on and off, change the size etc. 
And the most common
Some words for 2015This is what i wish for you in the coming year:
1. I hope you accept your art the way it is more.
2. I hope you will compare your art less with other's art.
3. I hope you erase less and draw more.
4. I hope you forgive your mistakes and see them for what they are, steps forward.
5. I hope you see your art for what it is but especially for what it can be
6. I hope you draw less of what others expect to see you draw and more of what made you want to start drawing in the first place.
7. I hope that when you see a beautiful drawing, it inspires you to try harder rather than quit.
8. I hope you don't cringe when you stumble on your old art and instead be amazed at how much you improved.
9. I hope i came up with more inspiring words C:
Did i just ruin the solemn mood of this journal? I think i did :iconheplz: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!



1. I hope you accept your art the way it is more.

2. I hope you will compare your art less with other's art.

3. I hope you erase less and draw more.

4. I hope you forgive your mistakes and see them for what they are, steps forward.

5. I hope you see your art for what it is but especially for what it can be.

6. I hope you draw less of what others expect to see you draw and more of what made you want to start drawing in the first place.

7. I hope that when you see a beautiful drawing, it inspires you to try harder rather than quit.

8. I hope you don't cringe when you stumble on your old art and instead be amazed at how much you improved.

9. I hope i came up with more inspiring words C:

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:new: Pixel icons available for 550 :points: (still) and 650 :points: (animated) or $6 via paypal!
Note me if interested!
Price update January 19. 2015

For more style options, go to my gallery to check out the " Free Icons " & " Icon Commissions " folders on the left ! ❤

More info here!

Pixel Commissions [OPEN] + Price Increase Update: June 23, 2015.
Price Increase! Yes, another price increase, due to the fact that these are underpriced. I'm currently working part-time as a graphic designer and occassionally do on-the-spot sketches for pay and if all goes well will be pursuing an art major, so it's about time these go for what they're worth. (Video I'd like to share/agree with about art value: Rant video - art value ) Also, although the prices have increased, there are promotions if you buy more. ovo/ We can also negotiate and art trade instead! 
Also! Although I know this is not entirely a dependable source of income, any commission is welcome as it will go to my little piggy bank to pay for school tuition and fees. I thank you for your support <3 
HEADSHOT / BUST : 
Bullet; Blue Still: 500 Points  // $5.00 US
Holiday Special Pixel Comms. [CLOSED] Hello everyone~ I've decided to make some special holiday pixel icons available for commission! They will all be by base, meaning that all elements of the icon will look the exactly same except for your characters. You can pair up and connect with friends during the upcoming holidays! The prices will also be a little lower than normal since this is a holiday special, and everything will be animated (in one way or another). All the samples you see here are what I have made so far. If you have another idea or want to request to put something in your commissioned icon, then you can send over a note so that we can discuss it and any additional price change since any major editions mean more time and work. 
:bulletblue: Note: There will be no watermark in your finished icon.
:star: Note: All icon deadlines will be on December 23rd - 24th. 
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TO DO LIST:
1. Trade - PileOfJunk
2. Prizes for those who entered my mini contest
3. Comm. for Rilye

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Ikemen Paradise Manga Vol. 1

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 25, 2015, 6:03 PM


Hello~ Even though I haven't been active on dA for a while now, I'd like to announce that I'm more than halfway finished with completing the first volume of my manga! All that's left is to outline some here and there, scan/clean/tone some, then ready to print. I know that sounds like alot of work, which it is, but I'm almost there! I'm actually very surprised my self that I was able to finish an entire volume (meaning 4 chapters that are all about 30 pages each, then there chapter covers, and some mini comics ovo b ). I'll be getting 2 copies of the volume printed for keeps and, you know, it's cool haha. Sooner or later I'll be having a Japanese translation of the manga too with some help from a few friends. 

And-- to think that this was something that started from boredom 2 years ago but is now becoming something more ovo/ 
it makes me very happy c: I mean, it's nothing professional, because actually almost all of the pages a just clean sketches (while the chapter covers are the only ones in ink), and not to mention it's basically a mix of Japanese and Western styles/influences, but you know, just do what you love. 

Oh! And, I was wondering if anyone had any other ideas for a title? Yes, the manga is called Ikemen Paradise, but I was wondering if anyone had any other ideas of like, a side sub-title or something. Kind of like these: Starry Night, All for You  ; Prince of Song, Your Voice -- something like that ?? I was thinking of giving the manga some sort of sub-title: Ikemen Paradise _____. Any ideas? 

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[Arashi] Arafes Concert Stamp #06 by lostcanvas13 [Arashi] Stamp #01 by lostcanvas13 Arashi Popcorn Stamp by midori711c
Arashi: MatsuJun stamp by Raephen Arashi: Sho Stamp by Raephen Arashi: Ohno stamp by Raephen
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studio ghibli by xbrittx102 SA - Haku X Chihiro Stamp by Immortalmirror SA Chihiro + Dragon Haku Stamp by TwilightProwler
HMC Stamp Series - Howl by mello-sama Howl + Sophie Stamp II by SpHiNx9 Totoro Stamp 1 by Toonfreak

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Bonbouri Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday`! :party: :iconpinkballoonplz: 
I will definitely make something for you` .//v//.
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drawwithme15 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much Bon <3
And aw, you don't have to;; But if you decide to then I look forward to it <333
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DreadedBlacksmith Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday! Birthday cake  icon birthday cake happy DA B-day :3 Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Hope your day is going awesome.
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drawwithme15 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!! <3
And it's going great as a matter of fact. Thank you again <3 
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Rilye Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
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drawwithme15 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!! <3 
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Ui-Azuma Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday :D
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drawwithme15 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! <3 
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Ui-Azuma Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :D
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Happy Birthday ^^
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