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I really love coming across galleries like yours. Not only does it contain the incredible, professional level pieces that drew me to it initially, but looking back further turns up work from your earliest days on the site. I can see a gradual process of improvement over the years/pieces, from when it looks like you were just starting to learn how to paint digitally, to your current level that far exceeds my own. It's encouraging to look at, and I find myself trying to pinpoint the point at which I feel like my current skill was most comparable to your own. If that is any indicator, it looks like I may have a good six or seven years of practice left before I can do what you do. That is... less encouraging (and not exactly the soundest logic, I know) but I still think it's interesting to think about. ^^;

Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for leaving your older stuff up. :nod:
SxxN Mar 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I totally agree with you! This is very inspiring and reminding that PRACTICE does MAKE PERFECT!
ricochet188 Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, i find myself looking back at them every now and then, there have been times when I want to delete them because they are quite embarrassing but I've got enough comments like yours from people saying it's neat to see the progression. It's good to know that they're not just sitting there collecting dust.

 I'm a little bummed because a few years ago a bunch of my older paintings were deleted, a number of them I thought were really pivotal moments when digital painting just sorta clicked for me. You may or may not notice it but there's a bit of a jump from where my paintings were complete shit to when they were kinda ok.

Anyway, the key to improving is WANTING to improve. That "less than encouraging" feeling you mention is a good thing. That frustration tells me you have an underlying desire to be better. If you didn't get jealous, if you didn't get frustrated, that would mean you don't care and if you don't care, you never improve.

Fight through the frustration and keep painting!
Yea deviantart deletes things in a very weird way sometimes. Anything remotely controversial seems to be able to get taken down/deleted even years after it was posted because of a random person stumbling upon it, reporting it, and a newer mod happens to look at it (unless something else happened to them?). I've seen it happen to several different people on here, unfortunately.

Thanks for the encouraging words, I definitely will keep trying. I do notice improvement, but I've found it difficult to be proud of a piece I've done for a long time. I'll look at it as a good thing though for now, as long as I keep going and getting better. They say it takes 10,000 hours to master something, after all. :P
PiuPiu-Littlebird Feb 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Such an amazing work :nod:
ReaperUBCS Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You have a amazing talent. Love all your artwork :)  
Octoped Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work, you are a modern master.
ToySkunk Jan 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Oh you're back! You disappeared and I was most disappointed. Glad we can still admire your work. :D
Lol, did you just disappeared? :D Glad you're back!
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