Joined: 10 Jul 2009
Just wanted to put this out here, to just say, I'm not that awesome, I will never be.
Yeah, yeah, I might sound a bit conceited there, but it's hard work to get to the place
where I am and more hard work to get the the place where I want to be.
Everything happens by hard work and practice.
Here's a random story, but just bear with me for a while. :P
I was once a small kid and was a really huge Naruto junkie (yeah, yeah, so overpopular
yes...). Sasuke was cool, Naruto wasn't, Kakashi was... uh... awesome I think? (I don't
remember anymore. ._.; ) Sakura was just like that annoying girl in my class. Okay you get
my point lol.
I drew lots of Naruto stuff. (And I kind of... lost them now.) and since I was so addicted
to it (really, I was like one that pretended I was a ninja...embarrassing now that I look
back to it. -___-; ) I ventured to deviant art to look at awesome drawings of them. (I
couldn't get enough out of the anime... they only showed one new episode each week. -___-;
So I came across this honest to awesome artist that drew so epic... I can't even describe.
(I forgot how I found the page... but now I know there are much more better artists than
that one. xP) But yeah, I wanted to be that artist and envied her (yes, it's a her.) and I
began to copy her style. (Now you can see where the origin of the 'cute' comes from.)
Now I was a stupid kid and quickly assumed that she is way better than me...cus she's
fifteen. And stumbling around more awesome artists I found out that they were... over the
age of fifteen. So... I thought that when I reach that age...I would magically be more
awesome at art! :D!! (Lol, I sound like a dumbass now. XD) So I couldn't wait to be
-is still fourteen btw. e.e-
Anyways, down the road as I started drawing (lamely, seriously, lamely.) I came across
another awesome artist. She drew epically and I noticed that she was over twenty. (lmfao,
here we go again.) And I went around and looked at the awesome artists and... well guess
what? Over the age of...twenty. Yes...
Now the difference is.. one of the awesome artists showed me how she drew when she first
started drawing. And that really encouraged me to keep on drawing no matter how suckish I
am. Since it kind of showed me... that the person wasn't 'god of drawing' or anything.
They all had their beginning failures and successes. =| ALl good artists start somewhere.
And yeah... that kind of put an end to the: When I turn fifteen I'm BOUND to be
I'm still not fifteen yet. xP
So... if you know that you have to practice a lot... but you think you'll never
Would this make you feel a bit more encouraged? =P I can't find my VERY old drawings (Back
then I loved megaman and magic stuff. :P) so this would have to do. I've been drawing
for... almost six years now. :| (actually four if you take out the two years of random
doodling in class and things.)
Every time I see someone draw really good, I feel down and become depressed (it's human
nature) and instead of moping about it, I work even harder to get better.
And I'm still not as good as I want to be.
Keep drawing, don't lose heart. You'll be surprised where you end at in the end of five or
so years. I can't guarantee that drawing will be easy. I have to say I've had on and off
seasons of drawing alternating with writing (don't ask, I was really bored. -__-; ). I've
had major art blocks and things like that.
Anyways, hope this encourages those who aspires to be artists. ^^