Hello! I'm in the same boat as you... I had an account for seven years or so, and I ended up deactivating it and making a new one a few weeks later. It's nice to be back Hopefully we can both be more active this time around.
WOW I'M REALLY BAD AT THIS HHHH I say I'm going to be on here more/ draw more art and i log in like a month later woOPS
wow seven years is a really long time but sometimes you just need to let it go because of how much you've grown during those years!! but!! hi I'm Ash!! anD EVENTUALLY MAYBE ILL DO WORK gosh & yes I hope we can both be more active bc I for sure need it
Ahhh thank you!! I don't have that much up right now [ I joined like a day ago ] so I mean this doodle dump [ [link] ] is a pretty good scope of what I do, doodles/finished drawings/stuff on mspaint etc. And everything that's in my gallery right now is from the past few months so it's all new-ish. 'v '
ahhh wow i really want to get into a good art school but i have a lot of aspirations?? Like dream jobs include storyboard artist/doing animation/creating a show/helping with an animated movie/ doing comics like it's really varied right now?? so like dream job would be something to do with animation in some way IF THAT'S .. WHAT YOU WERE ASKING... if you're asking what I want to get better at I'd think anatomy and just a lot of basic stuff and also finishing projects/drawings because I like to start things but don't often finish them and that's never a good habit. u__u
Ah yiss some fine aspirations! A lot of the time I'm not entirely sure what my goals are art-wise, I mean I know specific things I want to improve but as for what I'll be doing with those skills, it's a mystery... Basically I'm trying to get my skills and confidence up enough so that I feel like I could take on an art-related job. Recently as kind of a medium-ish-term goal I've been thinking about webcomics. I'm lacking the drawing skill, currently, but I'm thinking maybe by time I have all the characters and story solidified I'll be good to go. Guh anatomy, If I were good at anatomy I feel like I could draw anything /sigh. I need to work on the finishing drawings/projects thing, too. You can never get anywhere if you don't finish stuff D:
Ahhh you know but not knowing exactly what you want just means exploring more!! [advice i need to take myself,]
Yeah, even if you don't think you're confident enough in your skills to take on an art related job right now, while you practice you should act like you do!! Fake it till you make it haha. honestly it does help me get out of art slumps if i just pretend like i'm the artist i want to become in the longrun?? because I don't feel confident about becoming what I want to be, but I know as long as I practice I will, if that makes sense? we're all still learning but just thinking differently can really help, at least it does with me. I HOPE I'M WRITING WHAT I WANT TO SAY CORRECTLY .. .
& Omg webcomics i have the same problem except i keep trying to start my stories then i think ' oh gosh i wont do what i want to write justice ' but i know that's such a bad mindset and wow another thing i need to work on!! at least i know ill be keeping myself busy haha. uv u
That's some good advice. I actually impress myself sometimes when I pretend I know what I'm doing. Haha. It's too easy to feel like you have absolutely no skill whatsoever D; so it's a good exercise...
Haha I'm always worried about doing things "justice" but if you think too hard about it, you'll probably end up never actually doing it because you could always do it more justice. I've just been.. "writing" my stories by thinking about a certain character or setting or theme or whatever and just letting it sit in my head and wait for a good idea to appear, then it sort of writes itself.. which I wouldn't normally do, but since I'm in no rush to finish the story it seems to work quite well. Usually I'm so overwhelmed by options I can't even pick a direction to go in :')