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I pick 2 random ko-fi supporter every week for a free commission! Complexity of the commission depends on how busy I am..I'm sorry but! who knows? I may do a full detailed art just for you!

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Really sorry if I can't respond to every comments!
I do read them, and I appreciate every favs, comments and watch!
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Quick rundown on my life as artist!!

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I wanted to do this after a whole year rather than 10 months, but since I've become more open-minded on other sites like Instagram and soon will be transferring my gallery to Artstation plus (still) fixing my Patreon, My DA will pretty much become more inactive, still I wanted to mark this day as a milestone for the future and a recollection from the past.

Aaaand DA is kinda special to me, because the first time I got my smol Wacom tablet (which I still use today) and my first sketch ever done digitally was posted here, so yeah <3

Lets start of with the art progress!


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I've been working extremely hard to get to the point where I am today :3 buuuuut I also wanna tell my weaknesses.


The struggles:

I'm a pretty negative guy, usually when I make a piece in which I'm in control and starting to feel like the composition is off I immediately tell myself "I suck" well, sometimes much worse than that, I either end up scraping the piece entirely whether it is half or 90% done. If don't do that I'll get stuck with it and I'll wrestle myself in the head as I keep redoing and redoing the same thing in hopes to improve "something" only to end up seeing the end piece as "freakin' terrible" in my own opinion. This is pretty stupid, I kinda realize that now, I'm actually overcoming this since I spent a lot of time on planning the piece and I learned a few tricks like thumbnailing.. but sometimes it creeps back in you know?

I'm young and immature, as of the moment I'm 19, I sometimes react to certain situations immaturely whether in arts or in real life without even knowing that I've done that and end up getting haunted the moment I realize that, I try to think things through a lot though yet sometimes I overthink it too much and end up clouding my judgement and fear of the the things in the future, And like I said, I tend keep "redoing" stuff, since I...

Don't like my art, I know I could do better in the pieces I've done, and again redoing the piece resulting to an overdid mess. I'm already trying to overcome this by doing doodles and whatnots so I'm a bit okay at this, though I'm still a work in progress. (I know I repeated this point 3x now but its really bothering me so please forgive me :3 ) I am also self-taught, without any mentor or teacher my art is extremely raw and unorthodox

I often get jealous at other artists though, I see artists with 6 years of professional experience as "Joined this week!" kinda mentality, I know this isn't true and hell, no one gets that good within 1 week whoever had done that is a freaking monster. Technically I don't even notice it actually I just say, "How did they get so good so quick!?" or you "You call a highly detailed piece a doodle?!?" (I actually call some of my pieces a doodle now since I'm a bit quicker now but...)

I don't have a comfort zone, as of the moment portraits, bodies and warm colors are a bit easier for me but I wouldn't call it a comfort zone, it takes years to achieve this and I'm aiming to have one too.

Lastly, I see art as a competition, this isn't a bad thing honestly, but I do get a bit over the top sometimes, I already explained that on the jealousy part. I see it as a competition because I do want to have some sort of degree so I can stand with the best, I don't plan to overtake anyone but I wanted to be taken seriously, I don't want to be seen as a bootleg version of a certain artist, or just some generic artist roaming in the internet, and I do believe having some mentality on competing with the others is a necessity to get better, this is purely debatable, and you can believe and disagree on this but.. Why would I compete against myself when I know that I suck? (And I'm pretty sure the one that I think is my rival have absolutely no idea of my existence :P)


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Phew, I think I made this a bit too depressing, I just wanna acknowledge my weaknesses, Oh and if you must know how I improved so quickly I wake up at 4 am in the morning so I could have extra time to draw (occasional exercise) and when I have nothing to do I sketch out some doodles :D Plus tutorials, I recommend Kienan Lafferty's videos which is free on YouTube, if you're a bit face-paced then go out there and watch speedpaints! Guweiz has some pretty interesting speedpaints (kinda like Wlop but) and if you have an artist tha you admire it never hurts to take inspiration! (Word of advice, take inspiration on many artists!!





Oh yeah, there's an occasional /span code here, idk how to fix it honestly, been at it for 30 mins, I'm sorry 
(I've been thinking about doing tutorials too! Is this a good idea or not?)

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spaceyspaghet Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  New Deviant
I want to look at your art forever, oh my goodness
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EllieMapleFox Featured By Owner May 28, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much! But I'm that good yet though
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fireytika Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the watch! I hope you keep enjoying my artworks in the future ^^
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undertaker33 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I love your artwork!! I'd love to get a commission from you some time :D
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EllieMapleFox Featured By Owner May 18, 2017   Digital Artist
Oh sure, but I'm still n a process of updating my prices, you can note me though and we can discuss it still
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Nero-Shade Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dood. Why are you so dead right now?
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EllieMapleFox Featured By Owner May 13, 2017   Digital Artist
Ahahaha, I'm studying arts on my own w/o the pressure of posting art or pleasing the crowd, plus I'm working on a lot of stuff like my Patreon, Commission, etc. you'll see some good stuff by next week
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Nero-Shade Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're not yet done with commissions? I usually get them up after a week or a day to a commissioner.

You busy with something like not involving art?
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EllieMapleFox Featured By Owner May 13, 2017   Digital Artist
Oh I meant commission page

No not really, well aside from irl stuff, I'm just stacking up art so I can schedule it
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edamarii Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, thank you so much for the watch!

p.s your art is AMAZING
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