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About Digital Art / Hobbyist S.A.BroderCanada Group :iconartrangers: ArtRangers
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I have finally found a critique partner and I really think this is exactly what my art needed. It helps to have a fresh set of eyes on my art, noticing things that I, as an artist intimately connected with the piece, may have overlooked. 

It's time to get serious with my art. 

If I'm going to make art my life (see previous journal) then I have to start taking the necessary steps towards drastic improvement that will bring my level up to where it needs to be to be creating professionally. A critique partner is one step on my road to that place. 

I usually don't rework my art. Once I'm finished a piece I feel like I'm FINISHED. Maybe a year or more later I'll do a redraw (I love redraws) but in the moment I tend to not rework a piece. That needs to change. A huge part of the professional art process is revision. You thumbnail, check, revise. Create, check, revise. Revise, revise, revise. So I'm trying to get better at revision. 

Here's my latest piece before and after revision (based mostly on suggestions from my critique partner). The improvements, particularly on the hand, made me so much more proud of this piece. Revision is noble work. I need to keep pushing myself to do this. 

Fanta-girl by sabroder   Grape Soda by sabroder

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3Bliss Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for :+fav: Boy Siren Design! Your support is so appreciated!
sabroder Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey no problem! I really enjoyed your line work and use of colour on the character. It struck me as very interesting. Keep up the good work!
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding Encouragement to your favorites. I'm glad you like my writing :)
sabroder Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! It was so good to read something like that. That's a huge reason why I stay on dA and love engaging with it- stuff like that keeps me going and in love with art. Thanks for posting it :)
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite :)
Minimeri Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
thx for the fav on…
if you want, you can follow me on fb's page…
:D (Big Grin) 

shingworks Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch!
NE-R0 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks for the watch c:
runeshi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
I'm also watching you from this account as well
iuvenis-S Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student
fancy meeting you here ;)
You've got some nifty designs

Welcome to Deviantart by the way
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