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    Was Art Fun When You Were Starting Out?

    It usually seems like work to me when I do studies, and I get frustrated when I try to draw from imagination because I'm not any good from memory/imagination yet. So I end up not having much fun unless I pull off a rare and lucky good drawing. That's not to say I hate it, but if drawing is always like this I wouldn't want to do it for a living. Did anyone feel like this when they were starting out or am I in the wrong medium if I'm not enjoying it now? Should I just keep pushing since I will probably grow to enjoy it once I improve enough to actually draw my own ideas out? Thanks.
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    have you tried musical theater?

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    You better be drawing because you like it, cuz none of us are doing it for the money, that's for sure. Try drawing something that you enjoy drawing, its better than not drawing at all, then gradually branch out into different things. If you are just starting, try doing some still lifes.
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    I can't remember. I started when I was 3, drawing pirate ships for some odd reason.

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    I agree with nofingers, start out drawing stuff you like, then branch out, do some studies here and there while still drawing fun stuff. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones that likes to draw anatomy, so studies are kinda fun . If you are drawing just because you want to get good at it, well...yeah.

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    I've never been able to decide if I actually like drawing or not... There are parts of it I like, parts of it I find horribly frustrating, and parts that bore me. However, yes, as I've gotten better, I've enjoyed the process more.

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    I think being slightly (not majorly, just slightly) delusional can be a big help. I look back at things I did in highschool and think to myself "wheeeeeeeeeeeeeew that... that is one giant piece of crap." I don't remember thinking that at the time. So that probably made things more fun, although it probably slows development
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    Yes, it's always fun, and always has been. Even when it's tear your hair out frustrating, it's still fun. It's like being in love.

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    i was born extremely talented. but yeah i started drawing when i was one or two years of age. naturally ive always imagined things and have put them on paper. but reference is best to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odayga
    i was born extremely talented. but yeah i started drawing when i was one or two years of age. naturally ive always imagined things and have put them on paper. but reference is best to follow.
    ...sigh...Pardon me if it seems like I'm a "cyber bully" but your posts just dont put you in a good light....

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    depends on what you call "starting out", as a kid, is always fun, now if you suddently decided to become an artist without really liking it as a kid, then I don´t know, cause I just can´t imagine how would that be like.



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    Odayga: LOL!

    LukeTores: as Elwell said, yes. Always. Even when you work 5 hours on a drawing and ruin it when you finally put the pupils in at the end and end up with a crosseyed character (my first drawings always suffered from perfect symetry). Even when you slave 6 hours on a character sheet and get it thrown back in your face with "WHAT THE HELL ? THIS IS SHIT!". Even when you sculpt for 40 hours and get your piece destroyed by younger students because they needed the clay. Even when you make 400 animations and the final product has less than 5% of your work in it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamagim
    ( We really need that WTF smilie)[/size]
    Well, I was bored....here you go Was Art Fun When You Were Starting Out? feel free to take it
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    ahahahahahahahhaah @ odayaga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odayga
    i was born extremely talented.
    Woaoaahahaahahhaahahah!

    Back on topic:
    I found it fun when I was starting out, mainly because I just found it fun, and didn't know what I was starting out on.

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    Mop... thats not funny.

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    Odayga. Perhaps you should quit with the self glorifying statements and people wouldnt make fun of you.

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    yes i am very cocky, bitchy, and aggressive/arrogant when it comes to art. because im passionate about art. art is one of my deep passions. that i enjoy and love. even though im very serious about it but i still love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odayga
    Mop... thats not funny.
    Now is your chance to prove us wrong by slamming us with a spectacular piece of art
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    um. i am the best. im sorry.

    note - i dont care what yall think. i just focus on myself. pretty much. i dont worry about others.

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    best as in - overconfident. cocky. etc.

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    Hehe yeah I dunno if this is exactly what Dave meant but.. when I first started out I thought I was an artist just because I put a pencil to the paper. My drawings sucked serious ASS! but I had no idea really.. I had never really looked at them objectively enough.. so I just kept on plugging away at it. Looking at them now they're total shit. And I'm sure that after another few years, everything I'm doing now will be just as bad.. So yeah. It helps to be a little delusional or at least not self frustrating, because if you dwell on that stuff too much you wont get any work done.
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    Odayga maybe you should go somewhere else because this is a community where we help EACHOTHER. And trust me, you arent the best.

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    Thank you to Some_Guy for getting us back on track. I totally agree with you, looking at old works I think "Was I retarded a few years ago?" And in five years I look forward to calling my current self a lameass once again.
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    sorry. ill agree and help yall. sorry about that. overconfidence is getting to you all.

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    I enjoy art because it's a challenge that will always be a challenge (to varying degrees, I imagine). I also love to make stuff in general, and love drawings/paintings. It's just fun, even if it is sometimes a frustrating, thankless sort of fun.

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    I started off drawing knights, dragons, and stick figure army men running through caves. I had a lot of fun, and still do =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odayga
    sorry. ill agree and help yall. sorry about that. overconfidence is getting to you all.
    um. i am the best. im sorry.
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    alllriight....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odayga
    um. i am the best. im sorry.

    note - i dont care what yall think. i just focus on myself. pretty much. i dont worry about others.
    Than get the fuck out of here.

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