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Wed Mar 16, 2011, 10:33 PM


:/ someone draw me a picture.

I find more and more often that I hate my own line art.  I mean past hate, LOATHE it.  I loathe my own line art to the point that I don't ever want to try improving on it again because any attempt to improve ends in me getting frustrated and not any better.  I suck worse with a reference than without and I can only ever draw the same boring pose/angle.  Ironic considering that I'm not a bad colorist.

With every colored piece of artwork I get past 100 faves I feel worse about my own artwork.  None of my own characters ever got past 100 faves... hell I'm lucky if I get 30.  What makes them so much worse than my other artworks?

This is frustrating in more than one way.  I have a million awesome scenes in my head.... that I can't draw to save my life.  So in essence, I NEVER get to color what I really want to color unless someone is nice enough to take the time to do nice lines of my characters.  Which only a few people ever do and I feel bad asking them to draw/sketch any of my characters anymore because I'm sure they hear it all the time and are probably tired of me asking.  Especially since any of my attempts to draw their characters for them in return just end up uninspired and lackluster like anything else I draw.  Probably feels like an insult to them.

Not to mention in this economy no one wants to draw for free.

Which I understand :/ So I'd have to pay for a collab.  Which bites, especially since I have no money to speak of.  I also can't host any contests because let's face it, no one wants to pay 25 points even for a simple headshot.  Why?  Because my art is boring.  I won't do commissions because I can't live up to the expectation.  Sometimes I get lucky and pull a decent picture out of my ass but for what?  So people can get the misconception that I can draw anything?  Yeah any commission or request from me is hit or miss.  

So Christmas is over, my birthday is over, no more chances for me to get gift art.

So for the sake of making an upset artist/author at least a little happy, does anyone want to give my characters a shot?  I basically have a shrine for them on my front page linking to all my spotlights and all my favorite pictures of them... their personalities... even their romances... And hell, I have a literature account and even if you don't want to draw them and just want to read that's cool too, that account gets little to know attention and can be found here --> :iconrikasstorycorner:

Thanks if you consider, I understand if you don't. I would just like to have at least one of my own characters get the same attention my other colored pieces do.

And for those of you that don't want to look at my front page here are all my character spotlights.

Riley rikaflare.deviantart.com/journ…
Zeph rikaflare.deviantart.com/journ…
Kaida rikaflare.deviantart.com/journ…
Kyna rikaflare.deviantart.com/journ…
Alex rikaflare.deviantart.com/journ…
Seiya rikaflare.deviantart.com/journ…
Catriona rikaflare.deviantart.com/journ…

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Pendulum
  • Reading: Proof reading...
  • Watching: COPS (lol)
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Origins
  • Eating: EVERYTHING
  • Drinking: JAVA!!!!!! javajavajavajava
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Beyawnest Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm still coloring your line-art, BUT i would love to draw you fan art as well :] (will take a long, long time though xD *is a turtle*)and I think we all have our insecure moments about our art... But it really just comes down to hard work and time if you want to improve, and you really only have the vision of how you want your art to look like. But believe or not, you are talented. Sometimes when it comes down to our own drawings, we are our worst critic. Take a deep breath. If you don't like your lines, you can always try again. And relax ;p What's life if you can't laugh a little?

(And sorry that come out supah long xD)
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SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011   Digital Artist
lol yeah I understand that we are all our own worst critics, but I have enough to worry about without willingly imposing any sort of stress or depression on myself and I always get like this after I completely fail at one of my own line works.

But in any case sure, I'd love fan art and I can wait.
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theMadFurball Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I suck at drawing, sorry .__.
Only thing I can do is colour half decent I guess lol
Didnt draw anything for ages xD
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SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011   Digital Artist
lol it's fine ._. only thing I can do is color.
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theMadFurball Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Not true!
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Irmestis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist
I like to drew lineart, It's not the problem if you want me to do it (I would like do it for free, caus you know I still need to practice;) ). But you must wait some time, caus I promis to make 2 deviations for Forunth and Ann-chan20. so If you can wait , I'll be very happy^^
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SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Digital Artist
It's cool, I don't mind waiting on anything.
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Irmestis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist
:) Nice, I saw you OC. And Now I must mowe fatser, caus I want to drew them^^
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SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011   Digital Artist
^^ well I'm always happy to get character art.
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Irmestis Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist
:D
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crazekilla99 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I think i could find something but it wont be very good, i hope you dont mind.
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SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Digital Artist
=_= I would be happy to be getting any sort of fan art, even if I did have to write a journal entry for it.
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crazekilla99 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Ok i'll get you some and i'll try my best
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XxRandomXIdiotxX Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I could try and draw something? :shrug: Even though I fail epically.
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SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Digital Artist
lol I'd take any fan art right now :/ I don't get it unless I ask for it, makes me more than just a little depressed that my own characters aren't good enough.
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XxRandomXIdiotxX Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like drawing peoples characters. ^^; It's just that I don't like to disappoint people with my crap drawing skills.
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PkingSora Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
times are difficult (even for me) I do have line work if you wish to colour it. we could even try collabing in Pchat (unless you are up to OC or draw out own and send it and spiff it up in sai) whatever it is, know that your work is pretty cool. and your feelings reflect your work (well, most artist it does) so do your best there are still those who are silently inspired by your work and look to it for motivation.
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SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Digital Artist
I would be all for letting you spiff up one of my own lineworks but I'm afraid they're probably messed up beyond the point of making look good. :/ I'm really in the mood to just color my own characters for a change since all I seem to be doing lately other people's OC's to the top of my gallery.

;__; and thanks I appreciate it. I suppose if you ever want me to color something just poke me, I am always in the mood to color.
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PkingSora Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
*nods* Understood
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could attempt to draw Rika and co, but to do it on my tablet would be sucky. I'll draw and ink on paper, but I can't give an ETA on when I'd get it up on DA since I'd need to use someone else's scanner. But methinks I can arrange something, since I was asked to design a pamphlet for someone, so I could use theirs when I get the pamphlet done. ~_~

This is great, cuz I hate colouring. :-D
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SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011   Digital Artist
if you want to... lol I do like coloring your stuff, it's kinda fun since your lines are always so neat. Any character is fine really. :/ I just want to make my own characters look good for a change since I seem entirely incapable of doing so by myself.

;__; I would appreciate it a lot but if you can't that's okay. Thanks
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