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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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Serbeena Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lily Wishing a Happy Birthday
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!
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