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Duriretlan
Sanyu
Australia
Current Residence: Perth
Favourite genre of music: Good beats or pretty sounds! It varies~
Favourite style of art: Traditional or CG
Operating System: Dell Inspiron 1520 / Windows XP Professional @ Intel Centrino
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Favourite cartoon character: Lady Lovely Locks | Tomoyo (CCS) | Usagi (BSSM)
Personal Quote: Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
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Open question: How did YOU learn to do your specialty of art? Or even your casual mediums?


Today I was browsing IMVU (I deleted my old account and re-signed up yesterday to have a fresh browse) and found a few tutorials on making "stickers" and things like that. I couldn't find one on pixel art, unfortunately.

Pixel art is something I've wanted to get into for a while but I can't seem to start. It probably sounds silly to seasoned artists, but it's true! It happens to me in a lot of areas, Lolita and BJDs having been a few I've overcome.

It happens like this: I'm interested, I may see something that strikes my fancy, but I don't want to use it anywhere because it is not mine to use, so I'd like to make my own or something. I open Google and type in a broad term and it comes back with a million advanced results and I'm overwhelmed. With Lolita, it was the rules, the brands, the do's and do not's, the hair, the things I could get away with. There's a community to lurk there, so it wasn't so hard once I found it! With dolls it was similar, at some point it just clicked and I was able to find a lot of resources I just couldn't find before, for one reason or another.

It sounds silly to me, too. You would think that if I can search something and find it now, why couldn't I before? I do. But I just.. can't.

With pixel art, I found a simple tutorial and tried it out, but I found my drawings would come out strangely and 'rough', and I don't know what should go where. Is this just a skill artists pick up by observing their surroundings, a talent?

With digital art, well... I haven't really looked around as much, but I'm still unsure about how to clean up my old drawings. New layer then trace, right? I suppose a tablet would work better than my laptop touchpad! xD But really, some people's oekakis come out so superb, I wish I could watch them draw them.



So back to the question: How'd you go about it? What was the turning point for you, your initial interest, your first successful piece? All that jiz.
  • Listening to: mixpod.com/playlist/29034586
  • Reading: Le Morte D'Arthur, Idylls of the King
  • Watching: Lady Lovely Locks
  • Eating: Chocolate (thanks mum)
  • Drinking: Strawberry milk (also thanks mum)

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latsy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
YOU'VE BEEN HUGGED!!

Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 6 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their user page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!

Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!

1-3 you're a bad friend
4-6 you're an ok friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're a great friend
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lucky-m3 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
helloooo! :D lol
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latsy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008
Thanks for the watch.
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GodAlchemist Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008
thx for the watch :hug:
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Vodkaglow Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008   Photographer
Hey Sanyu :]
It's Kirsty. Amazinf dA. I especially love the beach shoot.
Much love <3
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lucky-m3 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
Waaa! I am being accused of being some harrasser from the US and no one in the chat rooms I go to believes me :'(

Now everyone hates me :'(
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lucky-m3 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Yay you uploaded stuff ^_^ Will you draw any more? Keep up the good work :)
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LinkLass Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
hi!
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Duriretlan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
<3333333 mif, senpai
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Branchewski Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :wave:.
Welcome to deviantART. I hope you will enjoy our community. If you need any help or have any questions, feel free to send me a NOTE and I will gladly help you.

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