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    Unhappy is style appropriate?

    am new here, is style that important? i mean the consistency that you put in.
    i understand that it is an identity but for some reasons im the type that dont enjoy dedicating a style i like to maintain a diversity of style, somewhat free and flexible, is anyone else like that?

    whats your input on this?


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    training comes first,style second.
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    What Carnifex said. The only thing that I'd add is that style is born of many many hours of training, experimentation, and dare I say introspective thought.

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    In my experience "developing a style" is something that happens subconsously as you work and grow as an artist. The artists one admires and the experiences in their life will all dictate an individuals personal style. So my suggestion is not to worry about its importance and let it take care of it's self. And be proud of the style you do develope.

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    Style is something youll always have no matter how bold or subtle it may be. Its good to be flexible, infact very good, that way if you get bored of one thing you can easily swap to something else. For example you could be an anime artist for a number of years, grow tired and then realise you want to do sculpting.
    Id say in order to get noticed, its not what your style is, its what you produce. Good ideas are what get people interested in, you could be the best painter in the world working for a games company making beautiful images yet your ideas could be dull generic and unoriginal.
    But for now you must learn all you can
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    Do what you want. Generally speaking, that's your style.

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    i'd say you'd wanna be able to draw what you see pretty well first, and then when you are comfortable with that, you can deviate from that into whateva floats yo boat.

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    yeah, what they said^. Style develops itsef along the path to learning. I often dable in many styles. It keeps things fresh and fun.

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    It's been said over and over...

    Style is simply a result of experience. It is NOT A THING. It's many things affecting one thing--your creative thought process. It's not uncommon for someone from my era to have as many as 300-400 "styles" in the sense that most people here mean it. it came with the territory. We do certain things for certain reasons with certain tools for certain specific applications not because we "want" to but because we just know that's what we have to do.

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    "Don't worry about your originality. You couldn't get rid of it even if you wanted to. It will stick with you and show up for better or worse in spite of all you or anyone else can do."
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    Quit yer worryin'... it makes ya ugly and causes ulcers.
    Need to remember that one.

    Great quote btw El. Need to remember that one as well.

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    thanks for the input guys that helped a lot, am gonna enjoy this forum..
    thanks again!

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