Let me say it here, if I am ever satisfied with my art or ever comfortable with my methods, then that's a good sign I should branch out. I don't want drawing to ever be really easy to me. I feel most satisfied when I do something that was out of my reach before.
I hate my work being called cute. I don't want people to look at my work and think 'cute'. I know most of the time they're likely just commenting the first thing that comes to mind but it still has an impact. I can't shake the style. When I do try to make something look cute, I doesn't seem to give the same impression.
I can handle struggling to draw hands, faces and the fact that I look at other's work and feel I'll never get anywhere but I really hate the fact I can't give my work a mature look. It's something I really need to do considering I want my work to be taken seriously. Just read my character bio's and you can see that there's nothing 'cute' about their backstories.
It just, ugh. It's really being bugging the heck out of as of late.
I'm satisfied with my own art uvu and I got from tumblr where people should read 'just fucking draw. don’t compare yourself to other people, don’t stop because you drew a lot last tuesday and you haven’t visibly improved. it takes time, effort, and a lot of perseverance. besides, no matter how “bad” you think you are, there’s still gonna be someone who thinks the stuff you produce is the best goddamn thing they’ve ever seen in their entire life. the artist you were five years ago would have their mind fucking blown by the artist you are today. so just draw a fuckton, because every new thing you draw is one drawing better than you were before.'
It depends on point of view. When I look at my artworks without emotions and without comparing them with others' art, I see they're quite good. So I'm quite satisfied. Otherwise, no, I'm not. And see a glass ceiling between my level and theirs.
a lot of people says my/our art are great, but I am still not satisfied. Maybe its because I was looking for something that will give me the excitement when I create such arts. But alas, my job delays me...
Gonna say yes in general, despite the few odd mistakes I make due to hubris XD
Why? It's not like being dissatisfied helps me any. Assuming it ain't a doodly thing, I know I can get one thing right about an art piece if I really go tryhard. Studying both good and bad points can be fun!
Looks like I was gravely mistaken; I thought the majority would be "Yes"! I think that more people would be satisfied if they could just find their "niche": an art style that they like and are good at. I mean, the "RPG-advertisement-glowing-goddess-semi-realism" that everyone seems to want to aim for is nice, but it's not the be-all and end-all. You can be a good artist even if you can't do it. And from my experience, trying to force yourself into another style just because you think you "should" do it only leads to more dissatisfaction. I can't do that aforementioned style, and I suck at drawing anything man-made, but when it comes to just people and animals and anything cartoon/anime, my skills are pretty solid. My proportions are fine, I can do a few different shading styles, and I can work both on paper and digitally. There are professionals out there who draw the way I do. That's why I picked "Yes", and if anything I said applies to someone out there who picked "No", I'd advise them to think about it.
No because on some big project, you want to do everything but you don't know everything and so you have to collab and merge your skill with the ones of others to reach your goal.
I'm currently working on a pretty big Sonic SFM project, I have learn how to use After Effect and FumeFX for that purpose, but there arecertain skillthat requiresmore than justtechnical skills, but also anartistic talent, like everything related to the texture, model design or even voice acting, talent that Ihave not for theseareas of expertise.
And so you have to collab,
at first itwas difficultfor me becauseI feltthat as aadmission ofmyown failure,
but youquicklyrealize thatwhen youmergedyour skillswiththose of others,it allowsyou to reacha result thatyou could notimagine,and above allto forgenew friendship.
So specialannouncement! The SunChild team is looking for someone with skillsin3Dmodelcreation/editing (texture creation/editing skill NOT required, we have already someone with this skill in the team), send me a note if you may be interested, thanks.
Hhhmmmmmeeeehhhh It needs improving, but I like the direction its headed in style-wise. I really want to get good enough (both in subject matter, creativity and skill) that when I see my work and other people see my work that it, you know, PUNCHES YOU IN THE FUCKING FACE LIKE HOO-HA. More impact, I guess? My creativity especially is not up to par atm.
Almost. Not quite. I may be happy for a picture or proud of something I've done, but no. Because if I say that I am satisfied, then there'll be no more improvement because I'll stop trying. Am I happy with the direction I'm going? Yes, somewhat. But will I ever be satisfied? Probably not till I die XD
As for you, I saw you have an art block, and I sort of do too ;o; But you improve at an astounding rate, so much so that every time I see a new picture from you I'm blown away at the levels you've increased since the last thing, your experimentation, the precision in your sketches and your linework that seems to get more stylistic every time, I can see that you're trying to open up a new vault of creativity in order to feel that you are satisfied. That's good, because as I said above, most will never be satisfied, as satisfaction leads to stagnant growth in improvement and creativity, because you'll always be happy with being good enough. In the end, sometimes not feeling satisfied with artwork will actually cause you to be better than you previously thought, but it leads you to discover new potential in your own skills.
So should anyone every be satisfied? Really, just absolutely happy with their style? It's up to that person, but in my opinion, the answer is no, always try and improve. Even if you hate it, it's a step up from what you once were. Hope you're out of your art funk soon Nono vuv
I like mine a lot. Because its actually what I want...everyone else just draws what others want and don't make their own style..because its easier to just steal a popular one. So I'm very happy having my own OCs and style X3