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Linda

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on: October 09, 2010, 12:29:02 AM
Hey Nolan and Dennis,

This site is such a good idea, and I wish you guys a huge success with it :clap:

I've always loved sketching, but it's never been something I've wanted to take further. It was just always my escape from reality when I needed it.

I'm extremely self critical of my own drawings :blush: they never good enough for me, even when people tell me they are good. I think it's just the perfectionist in me that comes out when I draw :devil2: ;D

I decided to get some real opinions from professionals O0 ;D


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Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 01:25:15 AM
Hi Linda. Good to see you on the site and wish you many many happy hours here. One very important thing I want to tell you: Try not to be too critical of your work. If one is over critical of one's work then a certain principle comes into play, and that is, "progress becomes very slow". You will be too scared to try anything new for fear of failure. Failure should NEVER even be in the equation. Apparent failures are only obstacles to be overcome. More than often these obstacles are the very things that lead to success.

By all means seek perfection. Absolute perfection is never attained - but still should be your goal. Just like a computer that you buy today it is  already outdated by tomorrow :heeha: Each generation gets better than the previous one. So it is with your art work and sketching. Constant practice (Practice means you are not there yet) will always bring improvement.

My advice to all artists is this: Seek IMPROVEMENT not perfection.
The funny this is that when  there is improvement, perfection is always following very closely in it's footsteps.

Linda, Go girl go :clap: :clap: Put some of you work for constructive crit on the Encourager section.
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


nolan

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Reply #2 on: October 09, 2010, 03:14:00 AM
:bigwelcome: to the site Linda

Didn't know you had a hidden talent :clap:

Hope you are going to enjoy our revamped site O0


Linda

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Reply #3 on: October 09, 2010, 09:09:01 PM
Thanks guys O0

Dennis, you have said many wise things and I will take it all on board. Thank you O0

Nolan, thanks for the compliment ;)


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Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 09:20:41 PM
 :urwelcome:


 

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