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post #1 of Old 01-16-2011, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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When did you realise that you are an artist?

For me I was 3 and drawing outlines of dinasours from a book. There was a house full of people. When the adults realized that I wasn't tracing them, they went nuts. I realised soon that I could draw comic book covers better than the originals. My art has ever since been persuing the realistic depictions of the world and my imagination. I prefer to draw people.

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post #2 of Old 01-18-2011, 07:23 PM
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Oh gosh. Well, I've been drawing since elementary school. I drew horses all the time and amazed my classmates, but never really thought much of it myself. Later, I dabbled in painting, but never stuck with it. I guess I'd have to say I realized I was truly an artist about only a year ago.

"Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere." - Gilbert K. Chesterton
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I scribbled on the wall, got punished, and complained that I was misunderstood. Thats when I became an artist.

Actually, I have always doodled around(my parents first let me play with basic art supplies when I was two). I just never stopped. I have never really attained realism, but that was never my point. I just like the process. I mostly enjoy scribbling made up creatures and can never draw the same thing twice.

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I realized I was an artist when my parents would ask me what I wanted for Christmas and I didn't ask for a pony, i wanted art supplies.

"The world today doesn't make since, why should I pain pictures that do?" Picasso

"The greater the artist, the grater the self doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize." -Robert Hughes
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You know what's funny is that I do art but I don't consider myself a true artist. I consider myself someone who simply enjoys to draw. I suppose I don't want to put unrealistic expectations on myself because I am already hard enough on the work I do. I am afraid if I called myself an artist that I would be even harder on myself. Strange, I know, but that's the way it is.

I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. I prefer to draw wildlife (preferably big game) and horses. I don't like to draw people because, in general, I don't have a "connection" with most people. It's not that I CAN'T draw them it's that I don't like to.




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You know what's funny is that I do art but I don't consider myself a true artist. I consider myself someone who simply enjoys to draw. I suppose I don't want to put unrealistic expectations on myself because I am already hard enough on the work I do. I am afraid if I called myself an artist that I would be even harder on myself. Strange, I know, but that's the way it is.


You are what you say: "someone who simply enjoys to draw." You have ability but your work is lacking depth and appears unfinnished. I don't intend to sound mean. Maybe if you would put higher expectations and consider yourself an artist, you might not find it so unrealistic. We are all hard on the work we do. It pushes us. You are holding back.
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You are what you say: "someone who simply enjoys to draw." You have ability but your work is lacking depth and appears unfinnished. I don't intend to sound mean. Maybe if you would put higher expectations and consider yourself an artist, you might not find it so unrealistic. We are all hard on the work we do. It pushes us. You are holding back.
Wow. umm...OK. Thank you ever so much.




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Wow. umm...OK. Thank you ever so much.
I sense that I stepped on your toes. I said the truth. You can take it two different direction; be hurt and continue the same as before or commit to being an artist.
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I sense that I stepped on your toes. I said the truth. You can take it two different direction; be hurt and continue the same as before or commit to being an artist.
You don't know me or what I have been through. You have been less than welcoming to me so I honestly don't care what you think about the work I do because there are others out there who DO like it and who DO enjoy it and THEY matter.

When you first joined (yes I have read all the posts here) you stated that you were expecting a warmer welcome - well thank you buddy for my "oh so warm" reception. I thought this was a forum for encouragement and enjoying others works. I am not feeling that vibe. I have always strived to learn from others and the work they do. I enjoy seeing others works because I KNOW the time and commitment it takes to do a piece. I would never dream of telling somebody that their work is subpar because I know they probably put their heart and soul into that piece.

I have been and always will be committed to my artwork. Anybody who knows me knows that. In terms of lacking depth - your the first and only person that has ever told me that. That's your opinion and you are certainly entitled to it but (1) I didn't ask for your opinion and (2) had you approached it in a nicer way I might care and listen. It is not the opinion of a lot of people I have showed my work to. No they aren't "just being nice" because I have been asked to do work for them and their friends. Some of the people I know only through the internet who have seen my work online.

You don't have to like my work and I realize you are - as you state - "hard to impress" so I guess it's a good thing I am not trying to impress you. I will not grovel at your (or anybody elses) feet for your appreciation of my artwork. It stands on its own and you either like it or you don't. That's the way art should be.



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I never said that I didn't like your work. I never asked you to impress me. You claimed not to be considering yourself an artist and I agreed. I gave my impressions of your work and now you are offended and got defensive. You probably don't have the fortitude to strive for improvement so I will just let the mattar slide. Good luck with your endevores and keep drawing.
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