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March 16, 2011



I Want To Color

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.


  • Mood: Artistic
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  • Reading: Proof reading...
  • Watching: COPS (lol)
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Origins
  • Eating: EVERYTHING
  • Drinking: JAVA!!!!!! javajavajavajava
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BehrBlud 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)
SparkOut1911 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.
Flatterviech 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
SparkOut1911 Mar 22, 2011   Digital Artist
lol it's fine ._. only thing I can do is color.
Flatterviech Mar 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Not true!
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^^
SparkOut1911 Mar 17, 2011   Digital Artist
It's cool, I don't mind waiting on anything.
:) Nice, I saw you OC. And Now I must mowe fatser, caus I want to drew them^^
SparkOut1911 Mar 22, 2011   Digital Artist
^^ well I'm always happy to get character art.
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