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there seems to be some weird misconception goin around about me  being superfast in my work, ok there is that...


but here is the trick, u listening, all u who wanna be pros...

come closer

lemme whisper it.....

if u really wanna make it  u gotta show dedication, you wanna know why im so fast, is there a mathemathician in the house????

do these numbers, last ten years... lets say average 8 hours a day every day i spent drawing, no exceptions...its maybe even more but f...k it  that is a shitload of artwork

i hate callin  it that

but anyways see where im goin with this, yknow why im so fast now, cause of all of that time before .. now i dont even thin k,  i just paint

here are some facts...

superdeteiled witchblade armor... 10 minutes

superdetailed hair... 10 minutes

superdetailes skin and wrinkles...15 minutes

having fun while doin all that... priceless


i love my job that is why now i usually do 2 comic pages a day..

how do i do that..

i draw ten hours a day

how do i do that

well if i could draw 8 a day when no one was payin my dreamin ass
i sure as hell can do it now when it puts the food on the table and anyone who knows me knows that i love my food, so



bottom line

if you want drawing , art, comics design, hell whatever  to be your life, if you want to love your job... you gotta invest that time in it cause trus me i speak from experience, its well worth it
  • Listening to: rhapsody of fire
  • Reading: scripts by my writer
  • Watching: scrubs
  • Playing: crisis core... surprisingly good
  • Eating: too much
  • Drinking: cofee
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Coco-Maya Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
where have you been all my life......
this advise is priceless to me. (yes Im reading every single one of your journals, no Im not stalker..I think )
thank you kindly.
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RhysGriffiths Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
yeah fucken hell i hate when people say im talented at art -.- theres no talent, just a shitload of hard work right?
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freakyrosechild Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>o<
i've waited so long for someone to say that, you know, you really are a cool person.

I myself too love are dearly and have been drawing for 8 years now. i'm still a novice, but all takes time.

I'm very interested in starting to paint, something for a change, instead of pencils and lead all the time, though that too is very fun, i particularly like the shading part 8P its the best part for me.

I really enjoy your art, and your wisdom, and how straight forward you are, though i understand that situation, not under personal experience, but by observing.

I do hope i reach the potential you have, you are a very inspiring artist, and a very large relief from anime.
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ricefarmer2007 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008
uhhh some of us have full time back breaking jobs.. ill be lucky to squeeze in 3 hours cuz ill be so tired. theres no way i can do 8
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nebezial Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
and thats whose problem, i had 2 jobs and i painted murals ... life is tough deal with it , what im sayin here is that in the whole art business u gotta madly persevere if u wanna make it and have a full time awesome job... true my back still hurts from time to time tho
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Phoenix-61 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Student General Artist
When did you start doing art? Lovely and inspirational. But it's also believing in yourself that helps. IF you have family and friends that support you it can take you very far as well hey? Lovely work man! Do you have a permanent job at top cow?
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ZhouRules Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
too true. im not great but the past few weeks ive had some spare time and i drew every second i could and in just two weeks ive improved =]. THANKS
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beprotybe Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
~2h in the day... I thought I'm working quite a lot comparing to my classmates... Now I'm depressed;DDD
However I understand why you outline the Idea that people must work hard if they want reach something, because from my little experience I can tell that it is quite annoying when people comes and asks “how can you do that?” (Well I’m not impressed with my work how they are...)
But yeah... I hope I will become pro someday: D I can’t give up :D
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beprotybe Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
~2h in the day... I thought I'm working quite a lot comparing to my classmates... Now I'm depressed;DDD
However I understand why you outline the Idea that people must work hard if they want reach something, because from my little experience I can tell that it is quite annoying when people comes and asks “how can you do that?” (Well I’m not impressed with my work how they are...)
But yeah... I hope I will become pro someday: D I can’t give up :D
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buterissimo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008
Very very good advice.. to be honest it gave me more motivation to keep on pushing, even if it's just an hour or 2 I can get out of a day to draw.. it's a start.
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thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
they need to do a new commercial with you in it! great journal=] very inspirational.... you and 6nailbomb9 help put things in perspective from the professional standpoint.
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Maw123 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
i wish i had this dedication, believe me
don't get me wrong, been a successful illustrator is all i want in life. But, I just cant seem to get the inspiration to do anything, and the moment i get an idea flowing, it just goes out of my head the moment my pencil hits the paper.

And lately the dream of been an illustrator seems to be slipping away.
I just don't know what to draw, or how to go about getting ideas to draw.
Were do you get your inspiration from? With out copying off what other Artist have done?

lately i find coming up with new ideas hard and harder.
But this doesn't mean I'm giving up on the dream of becoming a great illustrator.
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deianira-fraser Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
*HUGS* just yell once you need some break pal, we can arrange something for you guys.
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LochaBWS Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Student Digital Artist
How old are you? xD
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nebezial Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
27
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WHITEGTP Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
You know Stjepan my wife was asking if I was done drawing round midnight last night. I showed her your blurb here and she laughed and said she'd see me in the morning. She remembered meeting you with me in Calgary a while ago and how inspired I was. Thanks for posting stuff like this and reminding me what to do to get there.

Cheers
Kris
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JoaoRodrigoBaptista Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
THANK YOU!!! That's exactly what I needed to hear today!!! :D
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TholiaArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
God... that's just fair. I mean, that's so obvious. I do the same about my studies, because I do love graphism, and for that I can spend more than a day on it... I do understand what you told.
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Firia Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
Can I ask you a private question? Erm, a private question out in the open? ^^;

How much do you make per page? I ask because I read an artical about Tokyopop creating a bad contract that basicly tried to rope in young new artists, and stripped away their artistic rights to their work. The agreed upon value was 20 dollars a page, 720 dollars total.

It made me wonder; what is the rate for big name artists that work on the big projects? ^^; (I can understand if you don't want to answer this publicly. A note or some such would be fine.)
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JessewillDye Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
hahaha. dont quit your day job and become a motivational speaker.its funny you say your watching scrubs as you wrote that b/c you reminded me of Dr. Cox.you speak the truth and you dont sugar coat it. thats why look up to you and know im going to strive to get better and stop slacking. i am looking forward to the tutorials
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cuttingedgecomix Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Hmmm, I'd like to agree with you on one level-since I'm 32 and I've been drawing for 30 years-But there's a few things I think you forgot to mention-like ah, I don't know, TALENT. There's also the way your brain works-like for instance I know that my photographic memory can play a large part in my abilities. Let's also not forget how technology plays it's part here-alot of things are MUCH quicker when done on a cool high tech program. Eye/brain/hand coordination in some(like yourself)takes alot less time for you than even me,-I mean I get an idea/vision and the way(time it takes)it translates to paper varies on how the whole process flows. Detail work usually takes the most concentration for me. I'm sure if someone analized the way your brain works I'm sure you'd find it's not as simple as just "years of practice". It's like most things in life-some just got "IT" and some don't. It's amazing HOW you use that 10% of the brain can make such a difference!!
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nebezial Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
in a way its true as im a firm believer of development of ones inteligence, but i never was talented, just... intreagued didnt have many toys or computer, so all the way till college pencil has proved itself a most useful boredom breaker, it was about my second year of highschool that i decided to learn realism, i learned the damn thing on a purely mathemathical level, learning the visual physics and rules of ligh and shadow, all easily found in books.. i allways was a sucker for a challenge with time i got better and better, and it started gettin even faster, the improvement i mean

it was when i started learning 3d programs that i started to gain greater understanding as now i swas dealing with a full form with materials that had their own attributes, i recomend it to all, it really helps, but as i said i started from zero and got to here, i guess i got my old best friend to thank for that , initially it was a sense of rivalry with someone who you really could call talented..
im not kidding this guy was years ahead of us all , but i never gave up, and now i walk my own path.....mm how crappilly poethic lol
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cuttingedgecomix Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
I find it hard to believe that you don't have natural talent, but you seem sincere so i will just consider you an anomally! As much as I love art I can't imagine going from teenager(or whenever you started)drawing stick figures to drawing the masterpieces that you draw now. If it IS a matter of intelligence then you MUST be a bonafide(certified?)genius-and that's about the only way I can explain "you". I have to think that for myself, it has a lot to do with this photographic memory that I have-sampleing everything I see and using it to produce the organized images that I draw...well, I guess in the end you could say; "There's more than one way to skin a cat!":D

btw-keep up the great work!!
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nebezial Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
omg i gotta put this in my sig, im an anomally lol, thanx mate :))
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OneFreeInternet Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see where you're coming from and I understand it to an extent, but I (very) respectfully disagree. I believe everyone is born with the same amount of talent.. and like nebeizal-san said, it's what you do with it that makes the difference.

Those hours of practise and work only help you improve, and with that, you gain knowledge. It's also how you intend to use the knowledge that helps as well. :) for example a few months ago, I wasn't half as good as I am now.. but still I have hundreds of miles to go to make it to the top. Even though I have this talent, without the dedication, the same hand-eye cooordination like you described, would never exist in me if I didn't force it to register. So to anyone I say, if you want it.. GO GET IT... don't sit there, because no matter how much 'talent' you seem to have, it'll be no use if you don't use it. And if you think you don't have it... MAKE IT.

I just believe some pick up faster than others, but not naturally.. but rather because of environmental circumstance... for example a lack of an artistic ackground (noone you know besides you draws). ^^ It's all inside, really. The human being is capable of anything. We are fashioned after God.. after all. =]
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cuttingedgecomix Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
It's a nice sentiment. But we are only created equally as a species. EVERYONE HAS THERE OWN INDIVIDUAL TALENTS. Which ties in to the fact that we all utilize different parts of the brain for those individual talents. Now. I WILL NOT get into a religious argument with you because proving/disproving a belief based on faith alone is rediculous redundant and retarded. But I will merely say this-It sickens me to think of all that science has proven-through observation and research(simple point A to B mathematics)that ANYONE can believe in the illogical and UNNATURAL-supernatural nonsense that things like the Bible try to convince me and actually convince people like you to believe. Now before you see red and get on your soapbox thumping your Bible with a reply-FUCKING WATCH THIS: [link] FROM BEGINNING TO END AND THEN REPLY to me. Sorry, but when people mention any type of god(which were all created through human ego)The pinball machine in my head goes "tilt":)
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OneFreeInternet Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah don't worry at all! lol! that's ok. =] Unlike most Christians, sadly, xD I'm an understanding and more tolerable type of person lol. It's perfectly ok if you don't believe in what I do, we're all different people, and that's what makes the world and human beings in general interesting. :)

I understand what you say now, and I have to admit that you've convinced me a bit (without watching whatever is in the link yet lol) that everyone may perhaps have differing talents, and therefore may, as you described it, 'scientifically' be different users of different parts of the brain. ^^ I do also believe in scientific theories, and sometimes it's hard for me to balance understanding of the two, but I manage. ^^

But that's beside the point. What I can say is that we both agree on the need for practise, to make this thing work. lol. It really does hurt me to see people, especially young kids who haven't even tried art seriously and suddenly decide that they won't amount to anything, just because they don't get it perfect the first time. Too many people are out there, dillusional, thinking that a true artist is this magical being that instantly creates action scenes on a scrap of paper at the first try :laughing: I mean.. what is it they really want... attention... or to master what they love?

oh and I'm enjoying the chat with you. :)
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cuttingedgecomix Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
The average person thinks on two levels when it comes to art and artists(from my experience)#1-"yer awesome-I wish I could draw like that"-here's where what you said comes in-some skill(even if it's Charlie Brown quality[which he in turn when to school for!!]they could achieve)can be attained by practicing A WHOLE HELL OF A LOT.#2 Is they think it's so easy, quick and "no big deal"(which is a paradox in itself)that you can quick draw them a masterpiece for them-IN NO TIME-I really hate this way of thinking! Much can be learned by the simple mathematics in the brain. Take Disney for instance;(before the computers took over) a simple format using logically placed circles, oblongs(don't get to use that word much!) and tubes connected by "perfectly" connected sloping lines and you got the basis for ALL their classic characters! Further still is the fact that 75% of the average people out their can copy almost any simple design fairly well-eye hand coordination-BUT when you can take something out of your head and make it that on paper-lookout-you just may be an artistic genius-their is the difference. I could draw a car when I was 2(square- rectangle-circles)when kids were still potty training and drooling on their scribbles. Later they told me I have a "near-to-perfect photographic memory". Trust when I say that artists are a whole nother species of human-just like scientists and architects-be proud. Watch the movie-and keep in mind everything in it is documented research that you can look up and prove to yourself!!!-IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!!:)
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OneFreeInternet Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha! Charlie brown quality! :lmao: Yes, I also hate when they think that art is a bunch of magic. That's the difference between a true artist and someone who's meant just to be an admirer. They have no value for the work.. or the art itself.. they only value the final product. :( And as both of us are artists, I am sure you can agree with me when I say that doesn't warrant a nice feeling at all. I also totally agree with you that TRUE artists ARE a different type of person... when you do achieve the skill to be called one (theoretically) you are opened up to a whole new way of thinking/learning. To me everything becomes easier, because you see life in more than just 2-d. It shows you that you have the ability to create (to me the greatest gift/talent of all). And that's a priceless feeling. :)

Oh and thank you for the reference! I may just take you up on that! :thanks:
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cuttingedgecomix Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
Man is is own greatest love, best distraction and worst enemy!:)
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OneFreeInternet Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I agree with you ONE HUNDRED PERCENT on that one! :thumbsup:
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artemis5096 Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
Oh wow. I agree. I'm not an artist, but I certainly agree with investing time in something you love. I just noticed you're listening to Rhapsody of Fire. I agree with that too ^^
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nebezial Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
dargor agrees too XD
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2lazy2talk Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mister, I need to ask you something and I realize you don't know me from anywhere ^^' but was it really, really worth it? Because i choose the opposite path from arts and lately i've been having my doubts about it. After reading your journal sir my doubts only grew and I'm starting to think I committed the worst mistake of my life :/

If you could give your opinion on this I would most appreciate it

thanks
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nebezial Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
was it worth it, im working on my dream job, that inspires me creatively, im not frustrated thinkin what if i did it cause ive done it, i feel fulfilled and burning with inspiration cause i get to work with other creative people that only fuel my own creativita, and due to my obsesiveness i met and married a girl who is just about as nuts as i am, and im makin a handsome paycheck and asides all that i get to see the world as my company and conventions pay my trips and stays, so in short, hell yeah it was worth it
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2lazy2talk Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh man >.<
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Iezeulte Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
you. are. amazing.
i love you and your work
you are so hardcore my hero right now.
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linessa Featured By Owner May 28, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:clap: you said it! I hate when people ask me to teach them to draw, and expect me to give them some special secret and boom, they'll be as good as me in one afternoon. When i say practice practice practice they pull a face!
Here's to practice mate! :highfive: and dedication to ones artform!
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nebezial Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
i ve made many people feel insulted the exact same way...they felt as if i was hiding a crucial peace of magic info.. whan it really is that simple.. practice
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Quynh-Vy Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Dude, you are my hero.
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creed731 Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
you're an inspiration to me. :clap:
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EranFolio Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Heheheh.
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ArchangelXAmy Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
That philosophy works with almost anything.
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Raven-Blood-13 Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Student General Artist
this is really inspiring words, thank you for this! You really know how to tell it like it is! Thank you my favorite artist!:hug:
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Ysidro Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Student General Artist
THATS the point! The hard work is worth it ;)
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Winehorse Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
I'm seriously glad for you. ^^
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FireNymph Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Simplified version: Practice makes you better. :) Thanks for the tip Nebezial! I know that what you say is true so I think I'll try to find more time to draw.b :)
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gfxslave Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
You can really see the amount of time you've put into learning the painting by looking at your drawings.
Now I have a problem..I really want to become a conceptual artist, but I don't have a lot of hours a week to spend on drawing (besides during the weekends) because of school. I am going to spend A LOT of time into drawing during my summer. I hope I'll still be able to become a conceptual artist, after all I'm still just 15. I hope my dream will come true!
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kairelld Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
It´s great to see that you´ve achieved a very high level of work. It´s love and practice. You love what you do and you have the mastery to deliver high level arts in a short period of time. All due to your passion and hard work, sitting and drawing 8 to 10 hours a day.

I wish I could do that, and I bet this is what every artist search, when making art as a way of living.

Hope to follow your example.

Big cheers and a lot of success!

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Albinmartin Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
Very inspiring.. And believe me I wish I had the guts to follow it. Being more or less forced to paint or draw each day isn't fit for everyone. Only the real passionate ones, like you I suppose. I'm not sure I'd stand a week with that kind of pressure, but on the other hand, I'm not near of becoming professional. I am still learning alot by just drawing. Probably not ever going to end up as a professional artist and I guess I want to keep it that way. An interest, and that alone.

I like the fact that you're a living proof of succeeding to follow your hopes and dreams. Just knowing that raises my mood. I wish everyone who tries the best of luck. May fortune follow your footsteps on the winding road to success.
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