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>make a good stroke>accidentally delete and replace it because i'm used to ctrl+z everythingart feels thread
>get into the zone>put out one good sketch after another>months later, still can't get into the zone again
>Draw till 6 am>Everything looks amazing >Go to bed >Wake up - >Forgot how to draw
>smoke weed>things look great>wake up tomorrow>it's shit
>>2864817tfw i dont use ctrl ztfw youre all badtfw
>drawing and in the zone>girlfriend wants to hang out>have to turn her down because busy>feel bad>doing nothing and bored>girlfriend nowhere to be found>hmm, maybe i should just do some figure drawing>get well into it, really FEELING THE FORM>HEY BABE WANNA GO GET FAJITAS AND GET WASTED?
>still using ctrl z
>>2864817oh shieet i thought i was the only one
>>2864890She just came back from sucking off some other guy>good original design idea>no where to sketch idea
>working through erik olson perspective series>have to sit through him working in digital files with the grace of an 80 year old who types wwwfacebookcom into google>dont want to skip parts incase he says something informative
>>2865529>the part where he starts drawing over photo'sI think I ended up watching that at about 4x speed
>be reclusive, innovative master>decide I'm lonely>teach a few workshops>for the next few years students and students of students release DVDs of poorly executed and explained techniques I taught without crediting me>climb back up to the mountaintop and board up the windows of my cave>consider getting a doggy
>used to tablet pc drawing>sit down with paper and pen>make a bad stroke>tap the notebook with left thumb>nothing happens
>>2864817>want to draw>get scared>dont
>my head has clear patterns how to do shit>my hand doesn't do anything that my brain tells it to dofug
>wake up to free day>"I'm gonna get so much drawn today!">fucking around>already 6pm
>>2865776>go to sleep>before falling asleep contemplate in head how "from tomorrow forward I am gonna draw every fucking single day and become the best of the best">wake up next day, play videogames, fap, eat and shit>repeat
>>2864876Use weed for coming up with ideas not executing them. Though I find coloring usually comes out better when I'm stoned but not the actual drawing process itsself
>>2865778>tfw broke the cycleHow did I break the cycle? You ask? It may seem hard to believe, but it was quite easy. It didn't require a ton of convincing. It didn't require a ton of thinking. It didn't require a ton of energy either. It was much simpler than that. So simple in fact, it may seem hard to believe. So I don't expect you to believe me nor will I try to make you believe me. It is up to you whether or not you will want to believe such a thing. A thing that may or may not seem possible even within your own hands. That is to just draw. Take out some paper and a pencil and draw.
>>2864817>making progress slowly, can see a noticeable improvement in my art>feeling kinda good, far from making it but hey maybe there's hope>stumble upon an artist whose digital illustrations are absolutely amazing, and whose style is very much what I'm aiming for >find out he's the same age as me (in his early 20s)>mfw I'm not gonna make it
>>2865841Not that anon but this was ultimate cringe friendo
>Doing pretty well>Realize I'm painting on the wrong layer
>>2865841>>2865877>spend two years procrastinating and hardly ever drawing>decide this year I'd just do it>just did it>still doing itI can't explain how. I just did it.
>>2865961Ever god damn time
>yrs of not drawing>finally decide I'm going to learn no matter what>actually read/follow sticky>drawing everyday this week>slowing down, uhoh>no direction of what to learn next>afraid i'm gonna give up again>its only a matter of time
>Draw something, on a total roll>go to bed>wake up the next morning>>>holy shit what the fuck is that did I do that o h n o
>>2865961>>2865980Not exclusively using one layerNot. Gonna. Make it.
>>2866468single layer painters are veterans, artists in the making should always use layers
>drawing self portrait>wow loomis didnt teach me to construct ugly asymmetrical face goblins
>>2865985at that point you need a teacher my pal
>>2866595Wrong. Veterans should use multiple layers, and beginners should start with single layer. Actually, beginners should start with traditional instead if they can afford it.
>>2866658>wasting your time with traditional when learning with digital is way quicker and cheaper