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Journal Entry: Sun May 20, 2012, 6:01 AM


♣ Hard working - constantly practice even when we don't want to draw.
♣ Learning from others artists - no matter who is it, from beginner to master, we can always learn something from them.
♣ Learning from audience - carefully consider comments from other people, their opinions are valuable.
♣ Accept our own weak points - though it is so hurtful, look for them - try improving them instead.
♣ Always be a beginner - there are many things beyond than we have ever realized. Let's open our mind and learn new stuff.
♣ Don't waste your time on choosing tools - choose the appropriate materials - what we like the most is the perfect one.
♣ Only taking a break but don't give up - there are numerous obstacles that await for us in this path - confront and fight them!
♣ Basics are the most important part- then we can adapt to anything we want.
♣ Believe in ourselves - self-esteem needs to be added to ingredient in our work.
♣ Not only knowledge but also experience.
Keep reminding ourselves that we started drawing because we enjoy and love to do it.
Turn our suffering to be a magic moment ! - every time drawing or painting hurts you, it means you are improving - keep going !

These are what I always remind myself repeatedly.
I hope it's helpful. Let's do our best ! ^^

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aeriia Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much :hug: I just entered a phase where I hate practicing the basics (it's so boring) but it's good to think that when it's painful it actually means I am improving. This will get me through these sessions! :heart:
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Yoko-tan Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
damnit, I already knew all of this~ :iconlazycryplz:
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Yesysh Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey we think a like.The hardest part for me is to draw when you don't want to, and i get mad at myself for not doing it.Like right now, but thanks to your post i'm going to draw today
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ShadowxSiegfried Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm perfectly agree with you! :-)
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Alexashbyart Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
All very true! I think also doing studies is very important as well. Like studying materials from life with still life painting, or photo studies of objects and people.
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ColorlessDusk Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
awesome! thank you!
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Leviinkrie Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
<3 LOVE!
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prettyange Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Thank you for the tips ^-^
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darkness404 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats encouraging. Thank you! :la:
(your avatar is cute ^^)
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lablejung Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for this
Very helpfulXD
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   Digital Artist
I'm very glad. ^^
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Nnusia Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Thx for writing it :D Now I want to draw again :D
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SirFerrick Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All True.

The only thing i would have put is to use references, but i think thats just me...
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SilverFoxx1337 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:') -goes to draw-
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Do your best ok! ^^
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hanss1995 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
great advises :D i was always looking for help, but just realized i do everything u stated up there :) just another question o:
would sketching (copying other people's work, by constructing the pose and everything first in rough) help me learn more or drawing on my own?
well i do both, but i sketch most of the time atm since i started 2 months ago :P need to learn more about how the face/body would be like, i also looked at lots of references :)
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freakymonday Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much for this.. you're so awesome!
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mishkuu Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very helpful :)
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MarioxPeach Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap: :,) Thank you... thank you for such inspiring words!! I owe you much!!
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wnarya Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for this. These are wonderful, and very important tips :nod:
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   Digital Artist
I'm so glad. ^^
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Zendorea Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
" Keep reminding ourselves that we started drawing because we enjoy and love to do it. "

Very important! :hug:
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Yes it is very important to me to remember why I started drawing in the first place.
You must always remember to draw what you love, or you'll never enjoy what you're doing. 
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Paine128 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012   General Artist
Will keep that in mind, thank you for the share!
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Garapan Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's perfect. I'm sharing this on my Facebook Pages for the artists to read and be encouraged. Awesome.
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Juro89 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Yep, I'd say that I agree with this, all tips I already keep in mind.
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schneekrahe Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there's just one more thing i would add - don't be afraid to challenge yourself, but at the same time don't force yourself to use a medium or draw a subject you know you don't enjoy; drawing is for pleasure, you shouldn't make it a chore! :3

other than that, this is really awesome advice. thank you! C:
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   Digital Artist
That's very good advice as well. Thank you!
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otherdruid Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We, the DA users must put these points on practice! :boogie:
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Coppeh-and-Paste Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reading these tips is VERY helpful! You're such a wonderful motivator ^_^
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   Digital Artist
That makes me so happy to hear that, thank you very much! ^^
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Tori5 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Thank you a lot. I think I'll transfer your points into writing as well, not just drawing. :)
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Good, I'm glad you can take away from this and adapt it to your writing as well.
Do your best! ^^
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reubelyn Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! These tips are very helpful reminders! :heart:
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   Digital Artist
I'm glad!
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MortMorrison Featured By Owner May 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Very very very well said my dear :nod:
Thanks for this well done reminder :glomp:
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:iconlilaccu:
Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   Digital Artist
I'm glad you think so.
I hope you are well. ^^
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Lostrissy Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg, thanks so much for this :) i really needed to read/hear something like this now since im in the phase when im think i cant draw and that im good for nothing :) thanks so much :)
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   Digital Artist
It is no problem at all! I hope you continue to draw all the time!
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MokkunChan Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Those are so true for me ! Thank you for reminding me how much i love to draw! <3
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Lilaccu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015   Digital Artist
I'm very happy to hear that!
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Ryuuki6 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
totally agree with this one :3
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azfiekchan Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
so true! Gambatte to all~ :D
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GeordieDee Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very true c:
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wisahkecahk Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well put and very true!another thing ive learned through experience is to not be afraid to experiment with different styles/art forms that one wouldnt normally do;in this way,the artist gains insight into other fields,techniques and attains a wider view over ones own works and that of others!
thank you for sharing your great tips!!!!RESPECT!!!!!
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Liieszz Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Well said ^^ gives me the motivation to keep going and improve more : )
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Rubeah Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the wonderful message~ By reading this it helped lighten my mood~
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Xin-yii Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
well said~~
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Soul-Sactuary Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I needed that!
Thank you :)
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Ui-Azuma Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the help. <3
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