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Every time, every bucking time...
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Ajdrianpony Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Sokolas, you're an amazing artist. I love your art. For me you are the best of all. Nobody can paint the emotions ponies like you, even when I have sometimes hurts my heart. But this is just proof of how great you are.
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Dinsdale Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I know that feeling too.
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BluestreakFUS Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the part one should think about when being frustrated of other artists' skills. It takes a lot of effort.


I really like this one.
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Kyvex-Ky-Windcloud Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a Sad but Beautiful Peice
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Vunlinur Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think You should get some more ditance to Your work. As a program in Java is a completely subjective thing, art is very arbitrary. Maybe taking part in 30 minutes challange would help? Like, no matter You like it or not, You must finish because the time's up?
At times I've cared about my drawing I could spend up to a week on a single pic trying new techniques and having a pain in the ass because none of them worked as I wanted to.
Well now i come out of conclusion that art is a very dynamic thing. As You create it, nothing stays the same as what You had in mind before making the first line. As I lost all my courage to draw, and just recently gained some will to draw again, now i think my art looks better when i care less. Well not because that my expectations are lower, but... It just worked for me like that! :)
Also it doesn't stress me now.
On the other hand, I can understand You as a perfectionist.
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Sokolas Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not a perfectionist, I'm far from that; but often I can't even sketch a proper looking thing...
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Vunlinur Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nah, a perfectionist is the one who always wants to makes things, even ideal, better... Thought this may be the problem from what I read, however I can be wrong.
I'm pretty sure You just judge them a bit too hard. :)
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kas92 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Действительно тебе удалось перевести сильные эмоции.
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Robony6 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist
:hmm:
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Armameteus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013   Writer
Rule #1:
The harshest critic will always be the artist themselves.

Rule #2:
It's not nearly as bad as you make it out to be.

Rule #3:
Finish it. Always finish it.
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Elsendor Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a constant problem for most of us. You're not alone. :hug:
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ArcCahlon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's a sad part of being an artists. no matter how great it is you'll always find a mistake.
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Sokolas Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. And what is even more frustrating is when I try to sketch a certain pose or angle and it just doesn't come out right, and all I draw looks like crap. And self-criticism, and seeing all those mistakes and knowing that there's really more mistakes which I can't see...
Drawing is sooo frustrating sometimes, I just want to tear all my pictures and cry. It looks like I'm nor improving, so I think, "What's the point of drawing?" but yet I can't drop it.
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ArcCahlon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heh yeah, I honestly just got this pain in my chest as you perfectly described how I've felt so many times. I've got pieces nearly done that have sat untouched for a good year. idea's that I ain't started on in close to a year and a half for the exact reason you stated. I honest to god have gotten worse over time (no practicing at all for months/years) I think the most crippling effect is when you see some one you admire putting out a piece that is so stunning you look at your own and get so pissed you can't do that good. and yet they look at your stuff telling you how they love it and you look at it and see nothing but mistakes. the color, the way the ear should be titled to the left not the right, the way the leg extends the shadowing and so on.

heh its the artists curse. no matter how great you are or how beautiful your art is there will always be mistakes that scream at you while others see absolutely nothing wrong with it.
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xn-d Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, very emotional.
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Sokolas Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Это, пожалуй, единственная пикча, которая наиболее точно передает те чувства, которые я хотел передать.
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NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done, but... what happened here?
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Sokolas Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see all the bad sides of my drawings, so I often want to tear them apart and just cry in frustration. Today I was sketching and sketching, and no sketches were satisfying. It was like I forgot how to draw a pony. And this happens to me all t he time...
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HeFFatos Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's good that other people mostly see things quite differently. You can tell securely that it gets 20% better when somebody else looks at it. The flaws are the things that you see strongest.

Well, I hope so...
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matty4z Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
wow nice and a lil bit of a powerful piece for thought
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Sokolas Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think this picture is the most successful one to express the feelings I had. When I tried to draw other emotional pictures, to share how I feel, it all didn't end feeling like I wanted it to.
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matty4z Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
but its still a great piece ^_^
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crasydwarf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's why I love you as an artist. You push yourself hard (maybe too hard at times)
All my :huggle:
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Sokolas Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't puch myself hard enough... I do things for fun, and then beat myself because I'm not good enough. I should learn more, not just doodle and draw things I'm comfortable with.
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crasydwarf Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're too hard on yourself, but that seems to be the bane of every artist, small or big.
You should learn more yes, but gradually. Just because every drawing is not a fabulous, insane experiment 50 yards outside your comfort zone it doesn't mean it's bad.
And you should do things for fun, you silly willy. Art is all about fun. At least it should be.
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catgirlman Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awe *huggles* I know the feels.
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Sokolas Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Every artist had this, I guess.
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Digi-Fang Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Really nice picture ^^ Love the style and shading X3
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