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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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:icontweekiedoox3:
TweekiedooX3 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
Never be afraid of the pencil!!
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:iconprincessgabii:
PrincessGabii Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I draw since i was 3 years old
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:icontokarief:
Tokarief Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
I'm too lazy to learn to draw actually. I dunno how you all have patience to spend several hours SKETCHING shit.
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:iconiilemonkat:
iiLemonKat Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
cause they enjoy it ^w^
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:iconpuker41349:
Puker41349 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Exactly The Struggles
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:iconcottoncandydreamer:
CottonCandyDreamer Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So many butthurt comments... -_-
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:iconcourage-and-feith:
courage-and-feith Featured By Owner Edited Jun 10, 2017  Student Writer
I know right ? And it has less to do with the stamp as much as their confidence and esteem. I also thought drawing to be impossible and only reserved for "talented" people. Until one day I dared to try and learn it.

It turns out that drawing can be learned with enough time on your hands and determination once you overcome your biggest obstacle: yourself.

I'm still at the beginning but I like from my progress so far. :)
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:iconcourage-and-feith:
courage-and-feith Featured By Owner Edited Apr 18, 2017  Student Writer
I guess it doesn't have too much about being a "cry baby" as much as it does with low self-confidence, low self-esteem and believing in myths like "talent" and "I wish I could've do it sooner instead of [insert anything here]".

I once also find this stamp to be offensive, but not because I thought you were trying to mock me or something: it's because I felt myself so "powerless", so "useless" and having nothing of value to offer to deviantART like the artists I watched, which had all that favorites, comments, pageviews and fantastic, eye candy art that I thought I'd never be able to be like them.

Recently, after reading many articles and self-help books, I suddenly decided to take courage and take my chances at drawing. The tutorial I'm practising with now is this one about manual skills - design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/…

"If there is a way to be perfect, it's to stop trying. You must understand that no matter how good you are at drawing, it will not make you a better, more valuable person than you are now. It's also true from the other side—no matter how bad you are at drawing, it doesn't make you less worthy.", is one of the quotes of the tutorial.

However, I read first about her article talking about dealing with criticism, which inspired me to create this journal dedicated to people who have dealt or have been dealing with attaching their self-esteem to their works - fav.me/db12029

Revisiting this stamp, I read like this: "I can't draw!" Stop demanding so much of yourself. Pick up a pencil and dare to prove yourself to yourself!
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:iconcourage-and-feith:
courage-and-feith Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Student Writer
"Remember: you don't want to be a great artist. You just want to be satisfied with your works, and you happen to think you need to be as great as professionals for it. You don't! Stop comparing yourself to them, and instead see if you can be better than you were yesterday—that's all you need to be satisfied.
It's you who sets your goals, so don't make them painfully hard to reach on purpose. You need to set the good enough yourself. Keep it fun, take it easy, and don't be hard on yourself for not being as good as someone who has practiced for years. You do it for yourself, and yourself only. Learn to be glad about your small progress, no matter what others think about it. What do they know, after all?
"

One more quote also from the tutorial I'm following.
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:iconchloeanimates19:
ChloeAnimates19 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bruh

I'm using this
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:iconthelasthetaira:
TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Professional Writer
Thank you. 
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:iconanmada:
Anmada Featured By Owner Edited Feb 7, 2017  Student General Artist
Holy crud, this totally relates to me because I recently gave some advice to someone about drawing (don't use bases, learn about anatomy, etc.) and they got pretty mad at me, saying that I was a troll and that I was DEMANDING they follow my advice, when I did not at all. I then noticed that they previously had stolen art before and gave the excuse of "I can't draw though! *cries*". I told them that they CAN, in fact, draw, considering the fact that the excuses she held for "not drawing" such as "I have a curfew" and "I get made fun of for my drawings", and they just hid my comments in the end. What's the point in saying that you suck at drawing if 90% of your entire gallery consists of colorings over bases and line art?

By the way, they're selling line art that someone else made as adoptables; they just colored in the line art... Is that illegal?
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:iconpsychoyellowdragon:
PsychoYellowDragon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't understand: I can't use this stamp because i'm not a Core member??? This is a little bit extreme... i mean why would you forbid us to use it if a lot of others allow their stamps to be used by non-core member???
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:iconcryinglittlecanine:
cryinglittlecanine Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017
DeviantART used to only let premium members use stamps, and this stamp is old.
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:iconrhubears:
rhubears Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
why am i kinda offended by this ????

and hell,,, i dont even get offended that easily,,,,

but ,,,,, like i feel like no matter how fuckin hard i try i just ??cant draw ????

ive tried for so long and practiced for so long,,,, but i cant draw s Hit

ppl keep tellin g me " come on you can do it " well no i fuckign c ANT ?????

i mean,,, im gonna be fuckin honest ,, i think ive kinda improved ,,,, but just by like 2% even after all that time.....

fu ck it,,,
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:icontentacledork:
tentacledork Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Student General Artist
I used to be like that. You need to get the wheel turning before you start improving. Basically, you don't need to be talented to make good art. You just need to practice even if you don't feel like it. That is, if you wanna improve. Just don't feel bad, you don't really need inspiration to do art. You just need to do art to do art.

Also sorry I don't mean to be rude but that paragraph was really difficult to read. Sorry, the awkward spacing and commas instead of periods are really disorienting :/
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:iconrosie-draws-art:
Rosie-draws-art Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
completely true
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:iconkannibalsnakesamxiii:
KannibalSnakeSAMXIII Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Using!
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:iconfox-trap-forever:
Fox-Trap-Forever Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
thank you!
*uses stamp*
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:iconbabakinkin:
BabaKinkin Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
lmao at all the butthurt people in the comments.

because art is such an immediate thing- as in you look at it and can process it in a few seconds- people assume that it's easy and quick to do when it actually takes years of work. you can't complain about being shit if you don't put in the effort in the first place.
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:iconbluewolfieart:
BlueWolfieART Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG AGREEE
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:iconsketchymetal:
sketchymetal Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Student General Artist
THANK YOU
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:iconennoine:
Ennoine Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For fuck sake why do people say that but their in DA?
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:iconennoine:
Ennoine Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*they join DA
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:iconrandamu-chan:
Randamu-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
: )
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:icontetrisfan01:
TetrisFan01 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
I find this very offensive. :no:
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:iconmarielaandwafflez:
MarielaAndWafflez Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
ugh. PRACTICE 
dont get butt hurt
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:iconbluerosearrow:
BlueRoseARROW Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How? It's telling people to not complain about them not being good drawers and that tracing isn't good and you shouldn't use bases forever. If you find this offensive, you are lazy and butthurt 
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:icontetrisfan01:
TetrisFan01 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
How do you feel about the Holocaust?
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:iconbluerosearrow:
BlueRoseARROW Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was horrible, what does it have anything to do with this though? 
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:icontetrisfan01:
TetrisFan01 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 11, 2016
Nothing, just wanna hear opinion your of it.
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:iconbluerosearrow:
BlueRoseARROW Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, okay? 
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:icontetrisfan01:
TetrisFan01 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
BTW, what tracing are talking about?
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:iconbluerosearrow:
BlueRoseARROW Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like, going over someone else's work than saying they used the work cause they can't draw. ( this example being without permission, though tracing can be given permission )
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:iconnelauk:
Nelauk Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016
people tell me this all the time and it honestly pisses me the fuck off! just shut up and draw, stop comparing yourself to other people all the time!!! i had to practice to get where i am today, i sure as hell didn't magically become good overnight. hell, i still have a loooonngg ways to go in terms of improvement.
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:iconejwolfyxd:
EJwolfyXD Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you can put a dot on a paper, that's technically drawing //shot
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:iconthe--creative--cat:
The--Creative--Cat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
saying "//shot" seems a bit unnecessary, as that's not a comment that most would attack you or get mad over.
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:iconejwolfyxd:
EJwolfyXD Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was so long ago dude holy shit I think my brother stole my phone for this because I never say '//shot'. Ever.
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:icontrinitytgl11:
trinitytgl11 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems a little harsh, but I agree with this a lot.
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:iconcaptain-red-feather:
Captain-Red-Feather Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree and I don't.

I've tried for over 15 years to draw humans well, and I just simply can't.
HOWEVER; I have gotten really good at drawing just about any animal in the world. And that was from many years of practicing.

The people who steal art because 'they like the artist's style and they could never do that. They steal because they want the artists' popularity' is a bitch-poor excuse.
Those are the people who need to see this stamp.
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:iconbluewolfieart:
BlueWolfieART Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It  takes  years with anything in the art world. Including humans I can draw them but haven't found my real style yet in the. I play around.  So yes you can  but it seems to me you are not trying. It TAKES YEARS. It's not simple  and easy. 

Sorry if I sound rude I surely don't mean so. All I can say is I HATE DRAWING backgrounds... and I need A LOT MORE practice in those... they're the real douches ;^;
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:iconcaptain-red-feather:
Captain-Red-Feather Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Then I guess: "it seems to me you are not trying" when it comes to backgrounds.

Yes, that came of VERY rude, and very insulting.
I AM trying. Very much so.

You hate drawing backgrounds like I hate drawing people.
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:iconbluewolfieart:
BlueWolfieART Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Try not to take things so personally then x3.
If you want it to improve you probably shouldn't try hate it so much.

Well yeah but I " hate " backgrounds meaning I think they're tough but fun to do.
If you keep "hating" drawing humans it won't lead you anywhere.

Use tutorials , Google some anime/manga style. Or semi realism if you don't want an 'anime' style
:)
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Captain-Red-Feather Featured By Owner Edited Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're kind of insulting me, my art, and whatever skills I have. . . . . {which I've never been very confident it to begin with}
Forgive me if I take it a little personally.

Yes, I DO keep trying, but there people can't do EVERYTHING.
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:iconbluewolfieart:
BlueWolfieART Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not insulting you in any way!

I'm not talking shit on you.
I'm trying to help you see that standing there and saying you hate it will just make it worse.

WELL I'm not confident either, I need people to tell me my art is pretty.

You're not the only one having problems


And good you have to keep trying and push yourself
It had nothing to do with "can do everything" it comes little by little :)
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:iconnicthewerecatqueen:
NictheWerecatqueen Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
people in the comments...shhhh XD
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:iconsatoruu:
satoruu Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
I thought this last summer.
I don't wanna give a whole little personal story but oh well,,
Now here's my art from last summer:
verticalghost.deviantart.com/a…
I was horrified with my art, and I still am today. But you know what I did? I accepted the fact my art was shit and I needed to improve it.
Then this happened, a year later
satoruu.deviantart.com/art/Whe…
And this..
satoruu.deviantart.com/art/Boo…
So if you ever feel bad about your art and think you will never improve look at me. My art went from complete shit to mediocre. How? Accepting my art needed to be improved and a few tears and some sweat.
Yes, you can do it. Calm yourself and pick up the pencil for fucks sake. Don't make the mistake I made. Before this when I drew the same for two years. There is ALWAYS room for improvement.
//drops mic\\
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:iconthearticpegasus:
TheArticPegasus Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes
X3
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:iconmi1kywayga1axy:
Mi1kywayGa1axy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But pencils are so heavvyyyyyy
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