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Humble Beginnings-- Kyun-yo



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5 August 2009, 06:30 AM   #1
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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
fifteen. 

...

-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
awesome!!!! philsophy. 

I'm still not fifteen yet. xP

 So... if you know that you have to practice a lot... but you think you'll never
improve...



Here: 

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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. ^^

/random.

5 August 2009, 06:38 AM   #2
Joined: 18 Jul 2009
Posts: 110
ah, that's... touching! 

now i think i'll actually practice more ^^ maybe i'll get this stuff into books
'a rose by any other name still draws blood'

5 August 2009, 06:39 AM   #3
Joined: 4 Aug 2009
Posts: 63
;_; I..havn't gotten any better since I started. I'm thinking about giving up on it :/ Since the best I can do isn't ever pleasing enough. Fucxjsd. >:C Your 'bad' is better than my 'good'
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5 August 2009, 06:42 AM   #4
Joined: 18 Jul 2009
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Last edited by lunasan, 5 August 2009
this reminds me of something.

i once entered my writing into a contest, and only so many poepl could win and some of the
rest got published in there. i entered something that fit the requirements, it got
published we got a discount on the book, etc. etc. and i looked at some of these other
writers things, poems,  and, as it was elementary through highschool, i saw varying
degrees of writing. it really encouraged me to be the 'next shel silverstein,' since SOME
of the ones from second graders were as good assome in eighth grade, and vice versa. and
some of it was amazin, form people who practised! art isn't my thing, but you shouldn't
give up on it now!

if you practice every day, i can guarentee you gget at least a bit better!
'a rose by any other name still draws blood'

5 August 2009, 06:46 AM   #5
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very touching kyun ;_; 
i'm talentless. REALLY TALENTLESS AND IM NOT JOKING.
i just practice too much ;_;
i've been drawing since i was 3 but im no better than a 14 year old who's practiced
for only a year ;_; 
i have a sister who has been telling me my drawings sucks ever since i started
but for the reason i love drawing so much i couldnt help but continue :D
and you're right about that. when i see someone better than me 
at my age, i MOPE. ALOT. 
because it always comes into my head how annoying it is that
i've practiced for so long but someone is always better than me
and that person doesn't even appreciate real art D: [im not mentioning who it is]

ows me gonna crys ;_;
LOL jk. i loved that speech kyun xD

5 August 2009, 06:49 AM   #6
Joined: 4 Aug 2009
Posts: 63
CL ;_; I..

I look up to artists like you! Don't say that :C
Have you seen my drawings? :/ heasjhdasd.
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5 August 2009, 06:53 AM   #7
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if people who joined this club keep saying they're bad artists i'm going to cry.
'a rose by any other name still draws blood'

5 August 2009, 06:56 AM   #8
Joined: 4 Aug 2009
Posts: 63
I already am. ;; god i hate myself so much sometimes.
Like, it feels like good isn't good enough, you know? 
fffffffsdfhfs. man i love you guys ;_____; and kyun, 
you're a great artist. I've told myself i disliked you 
because you didn't seem to appreciate the talent you 
have. but i guess i'm just jealous. it's a bad trait i've got :/
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5 August 2009, 06:57 AM   #9
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 eeeeh!  
'a rose by any other name still draws blood'

5 August 2009, 07:02 AM   #10
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@    ‹©úяιøşιтч✔ Dεadℓy Sιn # ειģħт�› :
it makes me happy to hear that D: D: D: D: 
we all will get better anyway..

5 August 2009, 07:02 AM   #11
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Last edited by ‹мιℓo⇨мιss⇨мυя∂εя›, 5 August 2009
Bahhhhh ;;

Guys please don't be sad it makes me feel gross.

Because if you're bad then I must be awful!

;_________: god I need to asdjkhskdjhsd grow up ugh
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5 August 2009, 07:24 AM   #12
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Joined: 10 Jul 2009
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...egad?! o_O?! -didn't mean to make you guys cry-

Hey, hey... cheer up. You have many years to go you know? =)

Art isn't about pleasing others. It's to relieve your stress, calm you down, illustrate
that rather complicated brain that you have. =D It's a way to communicate. Many people can
look at an art and feel what the artist have felt at the time. Art is a very beautiful way
of communicating to people. ^^ 

Now, don't try to put yourself down (like how I always do to my own drawings, but...xP).
If you force yourself to keep drawing and heaved negative comments onto yourself that's
just going to lead to a very unhappy future when you draw. ^^ 

I've been writing since I was... eleven. someone got me into it and I liked to write about
things. (Mostly about animanga lmfao.) And if you count last year, I would be writing for
almost two years. =P Now when I publish my stories online (yeah they're really lame, but
most of them are humor) I got many feedbacks. And soon instead of writing for my own
amusemnt I write for other people. And then people started to have high expectations of
me. In a sense I forced myself to write and some reveiwers did nothing but give negative
comments. 

And at the end. 

I quit writing. Because it was no longer fun. 

And Curiosity, it's okay. ^^ I've been disliked by many and have disliked many better
artists myself (because well, yeah, I'm jealous too. :P)  

I have a extremely high expectation for myself and in my opinion, having myself point out
many flaws in my own drawing shows that I'm not perfect yet. I don't want to be
overconfident and conceited. nor do I want to seem like that type that likes to walk on
top of others or something like that. ^^;

That is probably the case with many good artists out there. =) They nitpick at themselves
because they probably know that they can do a lot better. Everyone has their own opinion
and expectations. 

Don't compare yourself to others... it's something that I rather want to avoid. I like to
think that the drawings of the better artists are like stepping stones. And in actuality,
I study a lot of art in my own time. Taking pictures I see on the internet and instead of
feeling jealous I would analyze how they drew it, what possible tools they used to make
that certain effect. 

It's fun and interesting. :D 

You guys should definitely try it. 


Don't give up hope, guys. ^^ We're all here to get through it. Oekaki BB is here for
practices and improvements. =)

5 August 2009, 07:52 AM   #13
Joined: 4 Aug 2009
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Last edited by ‹мιℓo⇨мιss⇨мυя∂εя›, 5 August 2009
;_; Oh god are you sure you aren't an adult? You sound like my mom before the accident :
/ I mean, I understand how to get better, but like..it doesn't work for me. I played
guitar for a while. I sang too. And I was pretty good, I played at the mall a lot with my
friend Newt. in coffee shops and stuff. But Newt left for college a month ago and I feel
like I never want to pick up a guitar or sing another note in my life, but I love it so
much I just can't stop. And it's the same with drawing. Does that make any sense, or am I
rambling?
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5 August 2009, 08:09 AM   #14
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Joined: 10 Jul 2009
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...uhm...no...I'm fourteen...^^;;; -shot- 

Well if you love it, just do it. If it's fun, just do it. It's simple, yet quite hard to
do. =P Things that you can do like drawing, singing, playing the guitar should not 'take'
control and feel like a chore to do. It should be fun, it should be something that you
yourself enjoy. 

(and sadly my brain is breaking down that I can't comprehend what I'm typing about
anymore...)



I can somewhat get a sense of what you're trying to say, but I can't comprehend it right
now...(I need sleep....x.x) -dies now-

5 August 2009, 08:22 AM    #15
Joined: 4 Aug 2009
Posts: 63
Well thanks though, i feel a lot better >_< i wish i could thank you with a hug~ But
sadly this will have to work. PRACTICE IN THE FORM OF THANKS~



-_- sigh.

OH WELL. THANKS MUCHHHOOO KYUNNN~
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