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Be happy with how far you have come, but not satisfied with where you are at.

In 2008 I thought my work was pretty good, now I cringe at the sight of it.  In the future, I hope to have a similar reaction to the work I'm making now.




  • Reading: The Art Spirit by Robert Henri
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otakuusagui Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It' was awesome before but now is magnific!. If you can impruve even more than this,dude i'll make you a monument x).
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QaysA Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it was great before, now its ridiculously amazing!!
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TuesdayNightCompany Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Man, that really makes me feel like I need to get back in the game. You've made excellent progress!
(The Art Spirit's a good book...)
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! It just takes persistent effort; small steps at a time.
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Mitch-el Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Dang. What a difference! I love it when artists compare their old work to their new work. It's encouraging to see how far they've come. :)

-- Mitch
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shults Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
You've come a great way Sir Weasel, the main and best improvement I see is your ability to make an interesting piece (through better composition, light and textures). For example, I want to see what's behind that cliff, and I have a feeling the seagulls helped creating that interest. I've also came back to view that piece a few times, and it wasn't easly removed from my deviantwatch messeges..
I wish I could say the same, but I'm afraid I was stuck in my mediocre self for the past few years. It's the price for 'hobbying' art, and dedicating time to other fields of interest I guess.
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Cinnamon-Heart Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great advance, man! I wish you to continue moving so fast on your road of perfection!
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Fantastic improvement! :happybounce: Keep it up! :thumbsup:
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chromatog Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Very well put!
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superhermit Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I have a similar problem with my artwork too.. It's catching up with me though and im starting To cringe to New paintings I make
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ti-DESIGN Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I know the feeling. I also know what it feels like at to cringe when I look at my work now...
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aye! The life of an artist. :)
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ChaosFay Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's amazing how much can change in just a year, let alone in four years or more. Beautiful work and well said.
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Chuck18mp Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Stunning! What training do you have exactly? Any schools or just by yourself?
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Nowio Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thats the spirit! :D There is ALWAYS something to improve :)
And yes, it is cringing to look at old art but it is also motivational as you see that you actually did improved and that means that you still can ^^
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fifi-la-fumeuse Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's impressive! You never realize how much you improve over time until you dig out the old work. I sometimes even feel this way towards pictures I made only 6 months earlier.

Keep it up, you're great!
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Mehp Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Yes always try to improve and develop. Don't become stagnant.
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Jooood Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Pretty much sums it up for me, I'm never satisfied with my work. I just hope I don't plateau, that's my worst fear. All I do is constantly strive for improvement, but there are times where I feel like no matter how hard I try, I just don't improve. Frustration is my common enemy and sometimes I let it get in the way. One can't improve by wishing they were better. Just have to work through the frustration. I hope one day I can reach the level of improvement you have achieved.
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Nocta-Aeterna Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I snarl in frustration with every brushstroke.
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Altarior Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm thinking the same way. Back in 2007 I honestly thought I was amazing. Now I look at it all and think "Oh my, how much can a human being be wrong in its assumptions...!" :XD: It's been that way ever since, except my ego has taken a beating. Now I just think I'm decent. But for every year that passes I look back and ask "wait, I was NOT ashamed of this!? Why?" and that'll probably keep happening for ever xP
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly! It's very humbling when we see our past faults, but oh so necessary in order to keep growing and improving.

Thanks! :)
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Nageena Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That's fantastic! :D
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Haunter66 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude keep going, your improvement is amazing
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JackHeavenor Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just fantastic really and words to keep in mind!
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Don't you think this is the same with every artist?
As long as we keep going we improve.
I never thought I could draw but I 'pushed' myself everyday and I discovered I could!!!!!!!
Hugs
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Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
ah, yes. frankly I wouldn't have watched you for you 2008 work, and I totally do for your 2012 work. GREAT IMPROVEMENT YOU CAN BE PROUD OF YOURSELF
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing:clap:
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WoofyDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing improvement! That is very inspiring, keep up the good work!
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