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Practice Stamp by Zombie-Faerie Practice Stamp by Zombie-Faerie
I recently started drawing at school. And I know I'm not that good, but I'm pretty satisfied with where I am artistically. And I'm getting kind of sick of all the people telling me they can't draw.

I couldn't draw either, it took me YEARS to get to the point I am today, and it's not even perfect. There will always be someone better, and if you really want to be good at what you do you need to pick up a goddamn pencil and practice.

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Ps. For subscribers only, sorry little ~deviants. You're gonna need to buy the pretty symbol in front of your name before you can use this puppy.

I know the thumb code is somewhere over there--->

pps. This is the first of three stamps I had an idea to make, and will do this morning because I'm not in school.
The next two are seperate ideas, one is harry potter related and one is a gift-stamp.
So yeah, expect some stamps.

ppps. (Last one, I promise)
I did use a stamp template, but damnit I forgot where I got it from. Please, if you know, enlighten me. I need to give proper credit in order to sleep well at night.
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Mi1kywayGa1axy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But pencils are so heavvyyyyyy
NARNlA Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016


thank you
AokoAnegasaki Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Not everyone who CAN'T draw LIKES to and WANTS to draw.
Paladin98 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I kinda find this offensive...I hate my drawings. I am 3rd year of art school and I am the worst there, I am still working on my drawings and no matter how hard I try teachers always say how it's horrible and they don't like it and suggest me to move school etc. I went into depression because of it and sometimes I wouldn't even sleep trying to draw, my classmates make fun of me because of my drawings, had to delete my old Deviant art account because I felt awful. I simply ain't born with that talent and simply can't draw good, and til this day I still draw even if I know I can't.
flutteringpie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's because you're letting it be offensive.

I'm looking at your art right now, and I think it's pretty good! You shouldn't hate your drawings. Don't listen to those people unless they actually have helpful criticism, which obviously, they didn't. 

Practicing is the best way to get your art better. You cannot just pray or something and expect your art to instantly get better. Some artists take more time to get better than others.

I think my art is pretty bad, but I do think it's a lot better than it was 2 years ago.

I'm sorry if I sound harsh, but I'm afraid that's reality. I really just want to help you.
Paladin98 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Student Digital Artist
naw you were not harsh lol.

These days I kinda like my drawings more, last 2 years I was crying and hated myself for my drawings, now I feel a lot better honestly because I met a guy who is my private teacher and he follows the same dream as I do, so we talk about our drawings sometimes and he helped me to draw better and still helps me. 
And for your drawings..I really like them, they have that cartoony style that I really like, and nice colors and line art. I usually can't pull a nice line art and my drawings always end up messy, still working on that tho.
Cleverpelt Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
literally me to my friends erryday
Fullmetal0Thunder Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Wow. You're a prick.
supermariokevin7 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Even all the practice in the world isn't going to help everyone
AJZephyros Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This isn't entirely fair, I can not draw as I have permenant nerve damage in my arms which causes me to tic and twitch. I can't even do digital art as the tics destroy those too. Yes most people can improve through practice, some of us, are physically incapable even with all the practice in the world it won't stop me from twitching and stop that twitching from ruining anything I attempt to create.
Paunnka Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Student
Using <:
SomeRegularReshiram Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Student General Artist
Using it!
InSaNe-SuNsHine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
iv'e been drawing since i was 4 , i practiced until today and i still can't draw bodies, neither heads, neither eyes , neither noses , neither mouths and neither hairs. I am 19. I once started crying seeing a speedpaint because i tried using it as a reference and it came out as crap.
Aquamarine748 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Psst! Not everyone uses pencils~ ^-^
TheRealCuddles Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
I always use references.
FrostoDogo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
I love this far too much. As someone who's art belonged in an incinerator to art that I think can still be placed in the trash, I've improved because I grew a pair of balls and drew something.
ZOLLAII Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
i kinda find this offensive,,,,, 

when people say they cant draw they usually want to change style or they just feel like shit! 

im sorry for any hurt feeling but my mind has been offended 
SpriterChem Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015
I can draw male people and creatures, but I can't draw female people.
Coolstuffhereand Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god, yes. I hate it when people ask me to draw them selfs too. Like, ahem I'm busy drawing what I want to draw.
Mssilvs Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
AbyssalRadiance Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Student General Artist
Sorry, but a question has been begged...

Clearly this stamp is intended for people who never really try and just complain because they're entitled and expect talent to be given to them in a matter of a night. I appreciate you having the balls to speak out against those brats.

However...Does this still apply to people who actually have been working at it?
For people who have spent years, decades, their entire lifetime working for art - studying, referencing, looking at tutorials, following amazing artists, watching speedpaints, referencing and observing from life, getting through their mistakes and brick walls, constantly practicing both things they're okay with and things outside their comfort zone...for these people who have truly worked to the bone for art, but still have zero ability to draw...does such a harsh scolding still apply? If someone has exhausted themselves in such things and truly cannot draw..would you, or anyone who agrees with this stamp (like myself) still throw such a statement at them?
karkittyNya Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i dun thnk i need 2 practice all my friend alreudy tell me im rlly good XD idk i dont think u should if its a hobby 
Ori-Jay Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TheDarkHeretic Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
Cool stamp ^^.
SprinklezBackup Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Student General Artist
I'll stay a baby and be proud of it. No matter how much I practice I'll always be a horrid artist. I've drawn a lot over the years and my stuff still looks like it did in freakin' 2010.
TheRealCuddles Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
I think your art looks good!
asscake-the-kitsune Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Try to draw something different then what you are already doing, try different poses, features etc
RainbwBloom657 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
kinda rude stamp dont u think ._.
GarbageHuman Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not exactly. It's just that people complain about how they're horrible artists and that they'll stop drawing. But how are they going to get better if they stop drawing (Or/and practicing)? That's just what the stamp is saying. You don't have to take it as offensive.
RainbwBloom657 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
neko-systeme Featured By Owner Edited Sep 6, 2015
Yeah I've got a friend like this. She's always saying « I wish I could draw my characters but I suck at drawing », she should try to and practice to be able to draw them :stare: !!
But, eh, there's people who no matters how hard they try their work will never satisfy them. But that's more of a self-confidence problem than a real drawing problem. I've got that problem ^^' You cannot tell these people « Practice more ! Draw more » 'cause well, they already do ...
GarbageHuman Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True true, I have a lot of friends who do that. I personally don't have the highest confidence in my art as well. Btw, your art is actually very beautiful, the colors are like porn for the eyes.
neko-systeme Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
Most people aren't too confident about themselves ..
Oh, uuh ;__; Thank you so, so much. Your art style's very cute too.
GarbageHuman Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem , thank you!
TheRealCuddles Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
"Pick up a pencil" No i'm drawing with my mouse thank you.
RDLdoesRoblox Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Student
Omfg lol XD
SapphireTrash Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015
Serulfen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student General Artist
People who tell you "PLEASE TEACH ME TO DRAWWW" are also a bit.. uhmmm.....

I have a life. :stare:
KerrySprite Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
even if you try they'll still be like "UGGGGGGH I CAN'T DO THIS! I WISH COULD DRAW LIKE YOU" Facepalm :facepalm: AtLA - Sokka Facepalm Twilight Sparkle (Faceplant) plz it really is exhausting if nobody tries to continue if they wanted to be taught. :disappointed: 
Serulfen Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Yeah it really is.. :/ Even tho they mean it as a compliment, it just leaves the artist wondering "ehhh, what am I supposed to say??"...
KerrySprite Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mhm it's a very awkward situation too. When people tell me that they wish they were as good as me I'd respond with "all it takes is years and years of practice"
Serulfen Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Student General Artist
That's a good response.  :3
Essansee Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its near impossible to 'teach someone to draw'.
You can teach them technical stuff like shading, anatomy, ect,
but that's about it.
They need to apply it and in doing that, they'd really be training themselves.
I can't stand that request.
Serulfen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Student General Artist
I definitely agree! Like yeah, giving tips about materials and techniques is possible, I actually do that, but the only one to "teach" someone to draw is themselves.
Tsukinohana21 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
used *__*
taurequine Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Luckily I rarely have to deal with this. All my close friends are artists and they all have dA accounts. xD
WTHappened Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student Interface Designer
I saw a girl on deviantart that stole a drawing of someone else and edit it. I told her that she should not do this, but she started doing the crybaby saying "But, I'm not good to draw!" so what? That permit you to stole someone else drawing?
Darkharp182 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Yup. I thought I couldn't draw and I picked up a pencil, a piece of paper, and some markers and I did amazing.
NotTadds Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist
I'm both in this stamp... the crybaby and the one that's sick of the crybabies Idk 
Or draw stickmans...
Tablets suck.
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