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    More than just a dream

    Hi,

    I'm 23 years old and started drawing February 19th 2017. Pursuing drawing as a real career - I first had these thoughts with 18 but never acted on it. My life was going - and is still - going down a compltetely different path. Over these past 5 years I often tried to do something about that. I always told myself, that I would start to draw every day from now on, but I had no method, no real goal, nothing that would lead me to improvement because I didn't take myself and drawing seriously. After 2 weeks I always stopped, frustrated and unmotivated.

    But somehow I realized that I don't want to regret anymore. I am not the most talented, I am not the youngest and there are a lot of people out there, that are sacrificing more time and energy for this, but I want to stop dreaming about what could be and start to make it happen.

    I will use this thread to upload everything I draw. I missed three weeks so I will probably just share some examples of what I did during that time. Otherwise it would be too much.I am grateful for every advice, help or recommendation.

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    Good to see that you're working on the fundamentals. I'm 28 and only just started, I only wish I started when I was your age!!

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    Hey

    You'll feel much better when you browse the sketchbooks here. You'll find out that you're not alone in this at all!
    Reading what you wrote I was picturing myself saying that. It's just common issues we have so take it easy.

    When I read that you're 23, I felt that you're lucky although I'm 24! It's a cycle, we all look to those who are younger and more skilled artists and feel frustrated at our current position. However, it shouldn't be that way. Just be happy that you started! And you're too young to say it's late.

    This mindset you chose to start with your drawing journey is just perfect. No need to worry, let all the doubts aside, they will fade away eventually when you start improving! (which you WILL).

    I'd say nice start!
    Keep it up and best wishes. You'll get there.

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    Thanks for the reply. I really want to draw comics and manga later on but every reliable source about drawing I could find said that it is essential to know how to draw from life before doing something stylized.

    I looked up your sketchbook and it looks great! And I see that you use the exercises from drawabox too so maybe we could help each other out on that!

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    Thank you for your kind words!

    I know that it won't help me but sometimes I feel like the oldest person in the world That's ridiculous of course and there are people out there who get their drivers license with 90, so I have no excuse.

    I just hope my motivation won't fade away. Thta will be my biggest challenge.

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    Hey there! I just wanted to say that I really admire your determination to become an artist. With that kind of mindset, you'll become better in no time.
    Also, judging by your drawings I must say you're off for a great start. In fact, you're far better than I am, and I've been drawing for a while now(although not by that much, mind you)! The lines are clean, and your dedication to refine your sketches will really come in handy when you decide to do more serious art projects.
    All in all, I can't wait to see your future progress.
    Cheers!

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    From now on my daily sketches.

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    very nice start dude, just keep doing these exercises everyday no matter what and you ll progress fast. drawabox is how i started too. ill be 23 in november and i started drawing in summer so our paths are similar. i know how it feels to have this enormous amount of stress and self doubt when you start, but after a couple of months of just grinding while crying without asking questions, you will see the improvement happening and you will feel much better. and then all youll wanna do is just keep practicing cause you ll know improvement will come.
    You re at the hardest part now, no matter how bad you feel just dont give up. i like imagining the voices in my head saying "you re too old", "you re not that talanted", "you re too lazy" "you ll never compete with the guys from artcenter" as actual people that i visualise kicking in the teeth. like stupid little characters that resemble all kinds of people i dont like. its funny to say but if u actually do it, it really helps cause when these thoughts start coming you know its them lol, and then you see how stupid their dumb faces look and you just wanna leave them crawled up sobbing behind you... whispering to each other "hes crazy"-"yea i know hes a maniac hes not gonna stop" haha

    ps if you need any help or sugggestions on what to study or just chat, feel free to message me man, all the best

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    Thanks man! And your example with the voices is exactly how it is. It's just so frustrating. I make the concious decision to draw, but my subconcious is telling me it won't do any good.

    Loooking at your sketchbook I'm actually baffled. I can't believe that you made so much progress in just 9 months(ish). Obviously I'm no expert, but I don't think I could keep up with that. I don't know how much of your daily free time you spent on drawing but I need 2-3 hours for the chair alone, so whatever you did to come so far in such short time, it's awesome.

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