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    Why drawing in those days?

    Hello,

    I'm already for some time on this forum, but i got a problem. When i joined this site i was really motivated about drawing, for game design, but also just because i thought it's fun. After a while, and looking through the drawing that are made on the forum, i'm more and more demotivated. It is because i now see that there thousands of people who can draw. And i also have searched on Deviantart, for hours, but if i look at the drawing that are made, almost everything you could think about is already made. So know i'm really dissapointed about learning to draw. Why should i learn to draw? Also the games that are made on this world aren't original at the moment. All those developers keep making Rpg's, but everything is the same..!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxisanar View Post
    i also have searched on Deviantart, for hours
    Well, there's a chunk of your life you are never going to get back.
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    You know. If I applied your logic to other things, I should just lock myself in a room and not do anything "because it has been done before" and "other people are doing it"

    Well fuck, I just realized people have locked themselves in rooms before...guess I need to do something different.

    In other words OP...so what? Do it because you like doing it. Yes you'll see a lot of the same crap or a lot of crap. However, that shouldn't stop you from doing something you like...
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    Arshes beat me to it. All the games in the world are unoriginal? Well........ go make a game that's original then.
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    Also, no one is forcing you to learn to draw either. You're totally free to learn to do something else if you can't find any reason to draw. Or just concentrate on game design.
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    Literally everything ever in the world has been done before and is being done by thousands, but nothing has been done in quite the way you would do it if you put your mind to it.

    Your work just won't stand out until you put a ton - a ton - of time into it, and that's true of any creative field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxisanar View Post
    Hello,

    I'm already for some time on this forum, but i got a problem. When i joined this site i was really motivated about drawing, for game design, but also just because i thought it's fun. After a while, and looking through the drawing that are made on the forum, i'm more and more demotivated. It is because i now see that there thousands of people who can draw. And i also have searched on Deviantart, for hours, but if i look at the drawing that are made, almost everything you could think about is already made. So know i'm really dissapointed about learning to draw. Why should i learn to draw? Also the games that are made on this world aren't original at the moment. All those developers keep making Rpg's, but everything is the same..!
    So wait, how much drawing did you actually do? Honestly, you sound like the sort of person was in love with the idea of being an artist, but now you're disappointed that there's actual work involved. In which case, yeah, good riddance.

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    Game-design =/= drawing ability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxisanar View Post
    When i joined this site i was really motivated about drawing, for game design, but also just because i thought it's fun.
    Great!

    Quote Originally Posted by Toxisanar View Post
    After a while, and looking through the drawing that are made on the forum, i'm more and more demotivated.

    SO??

    The work is awesome, think of what YOU could do with it. Think of how much fun its gonna be when you can just create a world or bring something to life with just a few brush strokes! All of these people can so it so you will too! It's going to be so much fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by Toxisanar View Post
    It is because i now see that there thousands of people who can draw.
    SO??

    If LOTS of people can get to the ability where they are having fun doing awesome things it means theres an even better chance you can too!


    Quote Originally Posted by Toxisanar View Post
    And i also have searched on Deviantart, for hours, but if i look at the drawing that are made, almost everything you could think about is already made.
    SO??

    That doesn't make it any less fun. More stuff, more ideas to play with and make your own. More character archetypes to bring to life or twist to your desires. More methods to merge and mix and match. The more cool ideas that are out there the more you can indulge them and have fun!

    Quote Originally Posted by Toxisanar View Post
    So know i'm really dissapointed about learning to draw. Why should i learn to draw?
    What??? short term memory loss? You already said "just because i thought it's fun." What difference does the rest make!?

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    But everything is the same..!
    Fantastic! You see something has monotony and mediocrity! Take those themes repeated to death and twist them, colour them, give them new life and new character! That's fun!
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    Actually, there's a whole bunch of shortcuts to learning to draw and making money at it, making drawing both fun and profitable nearly instantly! So much of life is so easy, why shouldn't drawing and making money at it be easy too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxisanar View Post
    And i also have searched on Deviantart, for hours, but if i look at the drawing that are made, almost everything you could think about is already made.
    That might tell us more about you and your thinking, than about anything else...
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    Bummer dude. Maybe you should go into music?
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    Well. I try to think of drawing as universal thing. It's a way of communication that can be applied to many media. Not just games. This way you never see any dead ends.
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