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Yall ever dig out an ancient drive with your old art on it from like a decade ago, look at it, think it's crap, but still kinda like it and feel a bit sad that you can't draw like that anymore?

feel like I might've lost something along the way as I grew as an artist...
Claine Moderator

Yeah I'm always kind of surprised when I look at my old art! I put so much effort into rendering pieces! And I found an old comic from about 13 years ago, and while it isn't as good from a technical standpoint, it is very funny.
I think there's something intangible about art in general that does not translate well when technical analysis is applied to it...

I can sit here all night and stare at my old work, trying to figure out how to do that again, but I don't think I'd ever do it quite the same.
The person who made it's a stranger to me but I love what that person made, I guess.
Claine Moderator

There's nothing wrong with that. Art is linked so closely to who you are as a person, that it naturally changes as you do too :) It is something you can look back on with pride.
I also question often what "art skill" even is, when I do sometimes enjoy the things allegedly unskilled artists post.
I'm not sure it matters for any reason beyond our own personal desire to become more technically proficient.
The older I get, the more I appreciate seeing people just make what they like and doing it the best that they can.
Claine Moderator

I enjoy plenty of things drawn by beginner artists! I read a lot of comics just made by less technically skilled artists or with really weird premises that you can tell mean a lot to the creator. There's something very fun about people just having a good time and creating something they like :)
Claine Moderator

For me personally I've always been really frustrated when I can't draw something that I want to draw, so I've always wanted to improve my technical skills so the end result can more closely resemble what I imagine
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Like I remember erasing through the paper as a child, because I couldn't draw facial features as I wanted them
Yeah... I did that too. One time I actually got really upset and cried.

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