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I always wonder how the people I look up to become such great artists.
If I asked them, they'd probably just say,
"Practice makes perfect"
Well, if that's the case
Then why does my "art" still suck?
After all this time
All my dedication
Why have I not met the goals I've set?

Everyone around me says,
"You're so talented!"
But I wonder, is it true?
Are they just saying that?
Or are they trying to comfort me
For the years I've wasted?

I don't know anymore

But what I do know is that I don't have to meet anyone's standards
I don't have to tear myself down
Because I know that my art might not be perfect
But at least I can make someone in this world happy

Who would that  be?
I don't know
Maybe you should ask someone else,
Because right now I'm too busy doodling.
This'll probably explain why I haven't posted anything for months.
swaggalatte Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You make a great point, and you should keep posting. I won't say practice makes perfect, because sometimes it doesn't. What can help is looking up references for things that you feel like you need to draw better. Or, look at some other people's art and see what they did differently. What helps you get better is observing. Observe the way different parts of an object or a body to see how it works and the different forms that it can take. You get better by taking in things from the world around you.
PokeFusionMaster Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I know references and observation help a lot, but sometimes it just seems daunting to create something so far out of my style zone, ya know? :shrug:
swaggalatte Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's a good point.
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