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    Art advice in one sentence.

    Do u have any art advice that can be summed up in one sentence?

    Maybe a slogan you go by or some really simplified piece of advice that can apply toward a number of things? I ask cause i've got a few that i always seem to go back to, and i always seem to remember the simpler stuff that i can memorize word for word better than entire books.
    So yeah, got any "one sentence advice"? It can be someone elses that you heard, but just something that stuck with you.

    I'll go first:
    -If you are going to do it, do it right the first time and every time after that.

    -Dont be afraid to murder your darlings.

    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
    --- Frank Herbert, Dune - Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear

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    Say it with brushes and paint.

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    The best way to start drawing is to actually start drawing.

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    "Stop whining, start working."
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    Paint!

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    be yourself!

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    Choose another career.

    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
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    Back up all your files in as many places as you can, and do it often.


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    No pain no gain

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    Quote Originally Posted by omenspirits View Post
    choose another career.
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    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    Quote Originally Posted by OmenSpirits View Post
    Choose another career.
    I think that's sound advice. Doesn't mean I'm going to listen.

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    Don't be afraid.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shakespeare
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    this what you had in mind?

    "use bigger brushes"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fernteixeira View Post
    No paint no gain
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    Your emotions are your greatest talent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpaint View Post
    Dont look back, something may be gaining.
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    Heh, I was just rereading Art and Fear and came across that again.

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    Fear cuts deeper than swords.


    (From SoIaF, and it means that your fear of something is more dangerous than the thing itself. For artists, the fear is creating 'bad' art or encountering someone who thinks your work is bad.)

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    You have 10,000 bad drawings in you; the sooner you get them out, the sooner you'll be making great art!

    ^I've heard/read many versions of this - this is the best I can remember.

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    Best art/general advice I can come up with:

    "Never ask anyone to give guidance on anything important in ONE sentence."

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    That masterpiece you just finished will totally suck in about 6 months.

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    "Never be afraid to start a painting/drawing all over again."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Ross View Post
    That masterpiece you just finished will totally suck in about 6 months.
    This is so true, Jason. And I think you're being generous with the 6 month time frame

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