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I'd like to be able to help upgrade me and my friend's group, making the whole deal a heck of a lot easier ^^
We are a group founded to help members of her forum, sarasforums.forumotion.com/, improve and enhance their OC's. If you have the time, you should check us out ^^
Any and all amounts are welcome and appreciated. Thanks!
I'M POOR AND STUFF :'D
I suppose my life goes something a little like this:
I've been drawing since I was little -- but it was never anything too serious. My dad is a graphic artist, so picking up a pencil and drawing with him after dinner wasn't abnormal throughout my childhood. But I picked up a more frequent, serious pace when I was 12, and have been in love ever since. I guess you could blame the addiction on my sister, who introduced it to me in an emotional outlet manner a few years ago. I suppose it would be valid to say I'm extremely socially awkward and shy. Not big on the whole "express your feelings!" gig. So my sister showed me that all those emotions I kept locked inside could go into beautiful things -- things like art. Drawing, writing, photography, dance. And before I knew it, I was obsessed. It was like for the first time in my life, I had a purpose.
When I was about 11, maybe, my little brother brought home this really weird graphic novel. Like, legit -- it was backwards and everything. We sat there for legitimately around two hours trying to figure out how to read it. The book's title was Vampire Knight. I fell in love with the art, but little did I know this weird backwards book would become such a huge part of my future.
Manga is more than just something I like. Japan is more than just a country I love which makes me my sushi and ramen. I don't expect anyone to understand, but manga, anime, Japanese culture, and art have given me a purpose. It sounds stupid, but I'm dead serious. Don't ask me what it is ABOUT manga, because I won't be able to tell you, but it's my passion. I want nothing more than to become a mangaka -- however unrealistic it may seem.
Osamu Tezuka once said something about how many people want to become a cartoonist -- but few ever actually have the gut to achieve their goal. I am totally determined to be that few. I don't care what I have to give up -- whether it be my money, my time, my sleep, and even my sanity(but who needs that anymore anyways?). My plan is to graduate my high school with good grades and the basics of Japanese down. From there, I'm thinking of moving to England to partake in a literature university. I'll get a good job, continue my studies, and learn more Japanese. I also want to travel to Japan sometime in there, so when I move there to begin a career it will be less dramatic, and I should at least have a bit of an understanding. There, I'll start a university in the arts; and continue making my life as hard as I can possibly manage :'3
I never said it would be easy. Actually, that plan seems immature and unrealistic. But I don't even care -- because it's my passion and purest desire.
Art isn't a hobby. It isn't my job, either. It's my soul, and lifestyle.
Keep it Cool,
-- Stacia H.
A wise Tumblr blogger once said... "
• every single day, as much as you possibly can, practice
• experiment a lot
• be inspired
• keep drawing
• use references
• be passionate about it; love what you do
• even if it sucks
• just keep drawing
• don’t be afraid to use rulers and grids and guidelines for practice
• study from life
• copy the masters (but don’t claim it as your own work)
• keep practicing
• keep drawing
• whether you like your art or not, just keep drawing
• don’t base yourself based on anyone else’s art or anyone else’s standards
• and most importantly: don’t ever quit.
• if you quit, you’ll never get any better. ever."
So... Art isn't a "talent", guys. It's a skill learned. So, if you want to get better, then...just keep drawing. c: