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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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    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!

    Anyway, here's the link: http://ww.youe.cm/wh?v=lSrpSU

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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...

    Grinnikend door het leven...
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffX99 View Post
    Bummer dude. Maybe you should go into music?
    Or retail.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxisanar View Post
    All those developers keep making Rpg's
    If you're Japanese, then I can see this line making sense.

    Otherwise, no. It's FPS's that are all the rage. Halo, Call of Duty, Medal of Honor, Battlefield, Crysis, Farcry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxisanar View Post
    i look at the drawing that are made, almost everything you could think about is already made.
    Tonight for dinner, I made baked potatoes.

    I bathed the potatoes to remove impurities from their flesh, anointed them with oils, spices and minerals then placed them into the sacrificial pyre for the traditional two hours.

    Now, millions of baked potatoes have been made since this particular tuber was introduced to our shores in Elizibethan times, so you may ask "what is the point, been done already"?

    The point is that you get to eat a really nice baked potato.



    Mature cheddar and spring onion filling if you were wondering. Nice side salad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Or retail.
    Or sex

    Grinnikend door het leven...
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    @OP : Nice provocation post, but unless you are 0-17 years old its hard for me to take it seriously.

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    I'd like to draw too but theres an elephant in the way

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    Less competition for the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chronos View Post
    I'd like to draw too but theres an elephant in the way
    is it on parade?

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    Why bizarre grammar in those days?

    Yeah, I was thinking I'd like to fight a kangaroo.

    Well, crap! There's a ton of people fightin' roos on the interwebs. . .

    Pffft. Where's the glory. . . .

    (Plus, I don't really have any access to a kangaroo at the moment.)



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    you guys are harsh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battlebattle View Post
    you guys are harsh.
    Wanton ignorance deserves contempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battlebattle View Post
    you guys are harsh.
    Thank you for saying that, the only thing i wanted to hear was why you are drawing those days, because i see much of those same things on the internet. But some of you (especially whirly) has motivated me again to draw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxisanar View Post
    Thank you for saying that, the only thing i wanted to hear was why you are drawing those days, because i see much of those same things on the internet.
    Maybe it's just me, but I really didn't see any real question in your original post. What do "why you are drawing those days" even mean?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyBird View Post
    Maybe it's just me, but I really didn't see any real question in your original post. What do "why you are drawing those days" even mean?!
    I think he means "Why are you drawing these days?" or "What keeps you motivated to draw in this modern age where great artists are seemingly infinite and new ideas are seemingly absent?" That's what I assumed anyway.

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    More importantly, has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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    Well, i now see that some people where maybe thinking that i'm very negative about drawing, or something like that. But please don't be angry to me, i was just interested if there are much original or very unique concepts/drawings. I also like drawing, and i'm going to start my own sketchbook as fast as possible, i'm sorry if someone has misunderstood what i meant. Sorry for my English, if it's sometimes maybe not as good as it needs to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxisanar View Post
    Well, i now see that some people where maybe thinking that i'm very negative about drawing, or something like that. But please don't be angry to me, i was just interested if there are much original or very unique concepts/drawings. I also like drawing, and i'm going to start my own sketchbook as fast as possible, i'm sorry if someone has misunderstood what i meant. Sorry for my English, if it's sometimes maybe not as good as it needs to be.
    We'd only be angry if you decided to give up. Which is what
    it sounded like.

    Don't worry about the english, just get that sketchbook started!

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