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So, a lot of people have asked me why I've been MIA so much, so I thought I'd explain a bit.

It all comes down to my art. You see, during most of this past year I've grown more and more unhappy about what I draw, to the point my art drive pretty much died down. I wasn't happy with how I did things, more so when I looked at how my art used to be. But, I realized I had felt miserable about it for too long so I decided to change things and try to get back in track. For starters I began to take an art class, and the first time I was told was to -forget- about my shading style. That I was just doing things wrong and had to start from scratch, and so I did.

I think the change is noticeable, and hopefully I won't let my gallery go abandoned again. Also, for all the people who were concerned about me, thank you! You were a big part of why I decided to put my stuff together.
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Dave1987 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Looking forward to seeing the changes :)
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ShawnLeroy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I never noticed anything wrong with your shading. Wtf?
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DJ-angelus Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014   Photographer
I would kill to be able to draw like you did.

And it infurates me that art teaches tend to do this.

Your art was awesome.  F*** what that teacher thinks.  I WISH I could draw like you.
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xilenknighz Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Hmm...just finished enjoying your gallery, then observed the above message. Almost sounded like they were from 2 completely seperate people. I say this because judging by the artworks, you clearly had a passion for your style (its absolutely b e a u t i f u l btw) but looks like you've started to doubt it based on instructer's imput. 20billion years from now when youre 300 X better, they'll STILL tell you change this/that. At some point, for better or worse, ya just gotta look em in the eye and say I disagree. Yeah, know theres room for improvement always and some of the advice is worthwhile, but don't let it corrupt your way of things too much lol. That being said, your personal interpretation of the female form is VERY refreshing. The rich, warm coloring style brings it out all the more. Please keep it up.
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JetSetMax Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait. What? How were you going it wrong? Your shading style always looked fine to me...
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Y-Mangaka Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

from MY point, your art was already good enough for my taste.

the only thing I would have liked to see done bout it would have been your part of our ARTTRADE.

(mine still wait for yours for around 2 years and a half now to show)

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Sonic007 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Welcome back!  I've been gone myself for ages. I've always loved your art, your drawings and your photos. I also will state for the record. I'm jealous of your lover...
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MakarovJAC Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! *Pleasure moan*

Finally, the forces of art justice got to work and showed this woman how wrong she was. And just like MANY out there, once they are told they must learn, they back off. This is something which drives arrogant people crazy. They already think they the best thing there is. And now, a person who is clearly far superior to them in skill, tell them they are not as good as they claim. 

Learning, after people hits puberty is always like that. And endless loop of thinking you know it all, just to get told otherwise by someone smarter and more experienced than you. 

Here's the catch, ignore the arrogant dumbassses. No, not the instructors. Or the people with superior skills to you but lacking an internet account with a gazillion pageviews. They are the ones who can actually help you. Who you have to ignore are the people who kisses your ass online like it's covered on cocaine. And the people who brags about pageviews (because they join every group on sight and spend their time begging to get featured). 

And here's the catch, I don't win anything from this reply. The only person who wins is JE (I heard her real name, but I will just pretend I never did). Because she's the one who can get the best from learning.

Oh, by the way, your drive is not what you lost. What happened is that you got off your cloud, and you feel ashamed and frustrated. I think depression is also around the corner. The only way to kick these guys off your ground to play by the rules. Not yours (those are the ones to put you where you are to begin with), but the general rules people with their feet on the ground, and brains all-right follow.

I'll pretend I never read ED's article, and that I hope she gets on the right path. May hard word brings you better luck.
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AinaTheSmall Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
I loved your art ^^ you were one of the first DA members i remember watching! I'm glad to hear you are coming back strong!
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OB51D1AN Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Student Artist
does this mean artwork thats owed will be done now?
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