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Screw the rules! I have art!

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 4:13 AM
I've changed my little description thing from professional UI designer to hobbyist painter, to better reflect what my dA account is for. I put all the interfaces I design in my portfolio (not a dA portfolio), not in here in my dA gallery. Because of some effort to keep my professional work self separate from my play self.

Let's not lie to ourselves. Over the past few years, my creativity has died a slow death. I've worried too much about product and only about how to improve process. I've looked up tons of stuff about you're supposed to do, and how one should try to improve, and all these "rules." Well, today I'm posting this to help remind myself that I've decided these rules need to go out the window. I want to do art to enjoy the process, and the product be damned. Ironically, the few times I've managed to do this, is when I've made some of my best pieces anyway.

Please note: many of these are just colored line art. I didn't draw most of these.

Goose head, face of a girl, wa-lolita, I can draw, and cube of doom were at least partly me playing around. Angel birth, anna blue, and bad mood were done when I was feeling some variety of bad, and you know what? I felt of a hell of a lot better afterwards. I blame "art is good for the soul". 

In most of these, it was a pleasant surprise they came out the way they did. I want my art to flow this way, and stop focusing so hard on the end result. It's not like I make money off my paintings anyway, I make money off the UI design thing, but that has nothing to do with my dA account.


So, no this doesn't mean I'm coming back to dA any time soon (I have a wedding to plan, a house to buy/build, and a business to run! Lots of time-eating adult stuff!), but it's a small ray of hope that maybe just maybe I could post some pieces again at some point here, pieces that are a side-effect to me doing what I feel like and just having some fun; aka art. Just letting things be what they want to be and turn out how they want to, end result be damned. Art was my hobby, I want to enjoy doing it again. Art = verb, not noun.


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  • Listening to: slacker radio
  • Reading: product VS processes stuff online
  • Playing: in PS soon?
  • Eating: breakfast soon



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A1Z2E3R Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Thanks to visit my amateur photos gallery and to add some one for your favourites ! I appreciate ! You're welcome !
I hope that they can inspire you in your artwork.
You've a beautiful gallery. I expose in "Ressources & Stock Images" ; their use are free.

Have a nice week-end !  ;°)
Tsuki04 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the Llama Hug 
asomART Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
+fav Thank you for the fave! :) (Smile) 
DemonOfSarila Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :)
Horizontal-Path Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
hey, thx for visiting All-Manga-Anime group.
If u want, feel free to post your artworks there.
I'm Pat btw.
Giro54 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama
DemonOfSarila Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :) thanks for the chrome fix on windows.
Any luck on the addon version?
Giro54 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
im just starting to find the best possible ways.
DemonOfSarila Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sounds awesome :) no problem
LotOfPointsForAll Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Hello! :turbopoke:
Collecting some points HERE!
So if you want to help, other deviants you can DONATE!
Thanks! :juggle:
Bye, bye!
DemonOfSarila Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No thanks, I'm not really into donating points.

Though I guess the bet thing in my journal is technically open to anyone... but that's not the same as me donating.
namirenn Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
thanks for the :llama: :hug:
DemonOfSarila Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem :) Thanks for the watch :hug:
Tenchi8 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist
Hi! I just read the top of your profile that reads, "To show that I can't draw". But I believe you can. If you can draw a likeness that we can identify as a person, then you can draw. nothing is drawn in the exact. You have your own personal style, in how you interpret an image. With practice, you develope your personal style in the way that you perceive art. Be encouraged, you can draw to your heart's content. Each new work will be better than the last, and the older the art work, the more valuable it becomes, because all of you're improvements stems from your earlier works. It's like a tree that takes root, and branches out. Everything is connected. Keep your dreams alive, for out of it steps the branches of productive art. You can do it. ^^
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