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Spring - No promises

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 21, 2014, 5:39 AM
No promises on if I would post (not that anyone is concerned over that by now, eh?), but this spring I am going to go to Waubonsee CC for their drawing classes. I've decided to come into it as though I don't know how to do any drawing, and here is why:
For a long time I've ached over details and bashed my work because of my lack of technical skill. Going into learning how to draw from the ground up, there is a better chance of being able to find just what that technical skill is that I am lacking, and what is making me have so little faith in anything I do. 
I taught myself, shamefully, through others works. (The works that have any copying or referencing from other artists I have already placed in scraps.) For a while I thought I was learning through this method, and in a way I was, but I could never get over the guilt that I was never taught properly. I used to wear this method of 'self teaching' as a badge, but not a shiny one lest people see me for who I was: A fake.
So now that I am in a stable financial situation I will be starting from the ground up, and allow myself to be taught properly how to draw, or paint, or what have you.
I feel doing this will help me love my artwork again, instead of be ashamed of it every time I do a sketch, or a brush stroke.

CSS by CherieNoir. Graphics by Tzolkin, HauntingVisionsStock and Lileya.
  • Mood: Remorse
  • Listening to: Moon - Far away
  • Playing: League of Legends
I make no promises... But I am going to Waubonsee CC to take drawing. This will be in the spring semester.
Garsedi - WIP by Aashur
Garsedi - WIP
I decided to do an experiment. I hate drawing frameworks, and i hate doing skeletons. So i'm throwing that out the window.

I'm currently practicing with silhouette style 'frameworks' and gray scale coloring. I find it much more relaxing, oddly enough. Much easier. Especially for works i plan to go straight into coloring. I obviously wouldn't do this for sketches.

If you want, you can tell me what you think.
I don't know what to write... I am still drawing, but whether or not that art makes it here, I don't know. I'll try to keep posting. A lot has happened since the last time i posted and I'll be honest. I don't like to post journals.

As for an update...

My dog Vincent died on Oct 31, 2013, due to cancer.

... yep...
  • Mood: Remorse
  • Listening to: Moon - Far away
  • Playing: League of Legends


Chris Newlin
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
I'm a FtM transgendered individual (This is why it says 'Male' up there.) who is going to glomp your face... You know you want it. ):<

Current Residence: Illinois
Favourite genre of music: I'm a rocker of all that is rock, metal, and occasionally celtic music.

Personal Quote: Woof.

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dfrntTimes Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
OH THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR RE-WATCHING ME Yato and Hiyori (Snuggy Alt) [V1] 
Aashur Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaack The glompage! o_o I am definitely that purple eyed chick in that thumbnail...

Ah what the hell.
*glomps back!!* :D
dfrntTimes Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
dfrntTimes Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Hey, I'm going threw my old Watchers list, and letting them know that I have moved from lil-kuja-love to dfrntTimes. This avatar is the one I use now. Thank you so much for watching me in the past ^ ^ I hope you like my work in the future to make you wanna watch again. Hope all is well <3 Take care :D
Fastfood Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:salute: Hey, thank you for the support! :thanks:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconrudeboyskunkplz::iconrudeboyskunkplz2::iconrudeboyskunkplz3: :)
Lunareth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for watching me! ^_^
clalepa Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks for fav :)

I have extended my gallery on FB, and I would be very glad if you visit me. Here you have [link]
Comments and critiques are also welcome there!

Many thanks and regards from Spain,

kit-kit-kit Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
AreLei Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Why hello! Thank you ever so much for the favorite on my drawing "So I put a bullet in my mouth." I'm new here, so a favorite is really nice! I will be posting many more fan art pieces for many fandoms to come! If you'd like, come back and check out my gallery in the future, or just watch me for more!
Once again, thank you! (:
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