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Ayame Semi-Doodle by RingoUsagi
Ayame Semi-Doodle
This was just something that I drew after a drawing block and lo and behold, a different (?) drawing style! I still don't know how to draw people. Like, proportions wise. *cries*
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RingoUsagi
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Nothing that you need to know about me besides the fact that I draw.

Sam is pretty awesome too!!! <3


But if you're bored, here's a link to my fan fiction (I share an account):
www.fanfiction.net/~hikaruyoru
I've only seen it myself once, a little bit more than a few months back, but it still hits me hard, even now.

Young, aspiring artists, like myself, who believes that no one cares about their art. This arises from mainly one cause:

NO ONE COMMENTS OR FAVORITES THEIR ART.

It doesn't matter if you're just an amatuer (again, like myself) or a professional, you want people to recognise your art. For more esteemed artists, it hurts to see people copying their art without their permission, or when people post it online on other sites without crediting his or her specifically. Why?

BECAUSE YOU PUT SO MUCH GODDAMN WORK INTO IT.

I can speak from experience from having this account for almost two years. Not with people copying my art or reposting my art without my permission, but with the lack of comments and favorites.

A good day for me is 1-3 notifications, which usually are favorites. 21 is a whopper. And 75 is a dream that I will probably never see again, even though I know that I'm improving in some aspects (I need to start drawing some original stuff though...I'm working on it).

It's depressing to see that a drawing of mine only receives a handful of favorites, and only one comment. I spent minutes sketching it, but hours shading it until I think it's good enough to post. Even then, I still see flaws. So it becomes depressing to the point that I don't even reply to some of the comments.

Have I considered deleting my account? Yes. So many times that it goes onto the second hand.

Then I, surprisingly enough, consider the more positive things...

I am lucky enough that my drawings have earned me such loyal watchers. Watchers who will favorite and comment on almost everything that I submit, even if they will be the only one who commented. Even if they have no idea where the character if from (I draw a lot of fanart). These are the deviants who brighten up MY day with their support. It pushes me to continue drawing, despite the lack of reception.

The only thing you can do is practice and continue posting your art. If you receive such little reception from your art, do not expect people to reply to your journals which exclaim that you want to quit. Only you can prop yourself up. If you can't handle this sad truth, then find some friend to offer moral support.

DON'T JUST QUIT.

I, personally, do not even know why I'm bothering. But I'm going to post my thoughts anyway.  

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monochromevoicestory Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hello there ADMIN of FREEdom! XD

hahah XD love ur drawings BTW XD
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RingoUsagi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*gasp* I have a stalker! (Jk, Jk I know I gave you my name haha)

Thanks doll~
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monochromevoicestory Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
hahah XD
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Koogers17 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student General Artist
You're a genius! Beautiful drawings all the time! I'm jealous >w<
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RingoUsagi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh I wouldn't call myself a genius eh heh heh...But thank you for thinking that they're beautiful! You make me blush. >/////<
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Koogers17 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Student General Artist
Heheh XD >u< You're most welcome >u<
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Echoingmist Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist
Please update? Haven't seen one of your drawings in a long time Llama Emoji-08 (Crying) [V1] Miuna Crying Icon 
They're so wonderful...
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RingoUsagi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uwaaaa!! I'm so sorry!! I've been kinda busy with school (actually my OTP is just ruining my life) so I haven't been able to actually draw anything serious lately. Plus, I've kinda lost my touch. *sobs endless rivers of tears*

But I try to update as soon as I just get over this (really really really long) art slump.
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Echoingmist Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist
No! I don't believe it! Of course you haven't lost your touch! Don't say that! I can understand how you are in a slump and all, and how school's butting in, and that's totally normal! A little bit of self-critism is good, but your art is wonderful, so don't be too harsh to it! *doesn't believe you've lost your touch*
I'll be eagerly waiting for the update! (Even if it takes you a year to get over the slump...) ;)
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RingoUsagi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OAO

Thank you!!! And I definitely won't let you wait a year oh my gosh that's too mean.
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