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Something about talent
I've always disliked the term "talented".
It implies that things come to you naturally and without any effort, while in reality the people that are considered extremely talented rarely get to the top without any practice. And the 'rarely' is an understatement. I've never seen anyone reach the top without effort. Not ever. I dislike how 'not having talent' is often used as an excuse for not being good at something, while in reality the only real reason that keeps people from accomplishing things is not working hard enough for it. And sure, not working hard enough can have its reasons. Very valid reasons like having different priority's in life, not having enough time next to your school, job or family life, or even battling an illness. It doesn't change the fact that you're capable of doing it. 
I always tend to compare art (or any craft in that matter) with running a marathon. Anyone that's not severely handicapped could run a marathon, but it takes a lot of dedication
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Make 2015 awesome!
A new year started. So some words of inspiration for those that want to pursue art this year...
:bulletblack: Don't worry about your age. Do not get discouraged by those that are younger than you and better. Some people start art when they are 6 years old and are prodigy's at age 16, others make a rather late or slow start. It doesn't matter if you're 10 or 80 years old. You're never too old to learn something new, and you're never too old to do something you enjoy.
:bulletblack: Everybody has potential. Even the greatest masters in art started out as beginners. It just takes a lot of time and persistence. 
:bulletblack: Don't be afraid to fail. Most masters have failed more times than any beginner even tried.
:bulletblack: We only see the best from other people, and compare it with our own average. For every amazing painting a good artist puts online, he probably made 100 failed sketches. Sketches you'll never see and you'll never know o
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Critiquing, do's and dont's
So i almost always request critiques on my art, and i also get a lot of them too (thank you so much guys/galls) :D and i've noticed some critiquers have some misconceptions about critiques, their role, how to do it, etc.
Now i don't want to critique someone's critiuque, i rarely do that because people take it as being defensive about the art that is critiqued. So i'll just make this journal to hopefully inform/educate some of you about critiquing. 
Do's
-If an artist requests critiques, and you have something to say about it then do use the critique widget to leave a critique. Don't critique in the comment's section though. I know some of you are more shy, but if you're bold enough to write a critique then put it in its proper place, that's what the widget is fore. This does not apply to artists who do not have a premium and can't requests critiques through the widget.
-Do read the artists comments on the artwork first. They might offer hints on what
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Brian Kesinger: Character Driven



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Disney Artist Brian Kesinger on Creating Story through Character
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It is with great pleasure we welcome BrianKesinger as a guest writer to the Today Page Editorial Team. Considering his authentic citizenship within the deviantART community, his thoughts and insights will be of great value to all aspiring artists, illustrators, writers and others involved in any creative endeavor. For over 18 years, Brian has worked for Walt Disney Studios on films like Big Hero 6, Winnie the Pooh, Tarzan, Tangled, Wreck It Ralph and
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Well, I promised you guys an update on my art activity after eluding to it over the past few journals, and here it is. The title of this post is basically a tl;dr of what I’ll be talking about in detail, but for those of you who want to know more, buckle up.

I’ve gotten just about everything set up to where I’ll be starting my first semester at a local art college this fall under a Drawing & Illustration major, and it’s been a long time coming. For over six years, I’ve been going to college under a computer engineering degree that slowly transformed into a programming degree to something that I stopped caring about, especially with me juggling a full-time job and my want for drawing, even during my burnout periods. It’s gotten to a point where I’ve become sick of college and all of the problems that plague it (from my experience), and if I’m going to finish college somehow, it’s going to be in a field that I want to work in.

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Other than the want of a degree that I’d actually appreciate having, I have two other reasons for going through with this:

1) Although I’m always feeling like I’m slowly improving in art, I acknowledge that I still have a lot to learn. Coloring and shading is still a weak point for me. I could learn to open up more and start drawing in different ways or using elements of various techniques to improve my own stuff. Settings and backgrounds are one of the biggest areas I need to explore. The list goes on.

I feel that taking a series of classes over the course of some years will at least help me open up some of the limitations I have with my art and improve it, and might be a quicker way to make me more confident in trying new things. Most of my reasons for not really working on other types of art other than character design have mostly boiled down to just not having enough time or energy to do so, especially after work days.

2) Discipline. This is one of the biggest things I lack with my art.

I’ve had a long history of being on and off with my art, but I’ve strangely never found myself one hundred percent unmotivated to make it. Most of the time, I’ve just blown it off, either because I was (again) too tired from work, had other things to do during the week, or had just been too lazy to do anything (I’m especially blaming weekends for this). I’ve tried things in the past to get my lazy self to make some more stuff, most of which have had mixed results. I’ve tried time management apps, setting up dedicated alarms and schedules for making art, and blocking “unproductive” websites altogether… but so far, nothing has really stuck.

The newer, “lighter” streaming schedule has been working a bit better for me, but I still don’t feel like I’m spending enough time outside of random sketching in my sketchbooks. That’s also why I’m hoping that – with art college – I’ll be able to devote more time and energy into my craft. I’ll have to seriously start considering deadlines and prioritizing work on art, not on stuff like YouTube or loafing around. I need that discipline if I ever want to be taken seriously in the professional world.

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I want to go on record saying, before you tell me whether art college is just a giant waste of my time or that I’m crazy for even considering this in the first place: I’ve been thinking about this for a very, very long time, and at the end of the day, this is my decision. All of this that I’ve just blathered on about is one hundred percent MY decision. This is what I feel like will help me in the long run. I feel like I need a semi-condensed time frame of both improving my craft and discipline, something that I’m not confident that I would be able to teach myself via online resources with everything else I have going on each week.

It’s going to be difficult, I’m not gonna lie. There are still some issues with this movement I need to solve that – for the time being – have a lot of unknowns. However… this is what I want to do, and I’m happy to have finally made the decision.

Now I can say, with almost complete certainty… I hope to have better stuff for you guys to see in the future.

Thanks for reading. See you soon.

~ Wade

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emizels Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
I was wondering where I knew you from! Because you were in Courtney's stream! :'>
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CencanMS Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Haha, yep! I sometimes show up there :P
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emizels Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016
It was really nice to see you! I'm "prinnylin" on there, aha~
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CencanMS Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ah cool! Nice to see you, too :>
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Aer0Hail Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh thank you so much for the watch! ;w; <33
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CencanMS Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :>
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Aer0Hail Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] by Jerikuto Thank you again!
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CencanMS Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome... again! :happybounce: 
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Shaidz Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch for the watch! :D
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CencanMS Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :>
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