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Why Elle is so slow at art.

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 26, 2015, 8:26 AM
Okay, so it's fairly evident that I haven't been posting nearly as much as I should be. I should be drawing far more than I do, but every time I try to produce something, that voice in my head that tells me that everything I draw is godawful and that I'm a talent-less hack comes back and starts screaming in my ear. Some days it feels like I'm having the air squeezed out of me. I just want to produce nice art that I can be proud of.

I know that looking at art by people better than me should inspire me, but it doesn't. It just reminds me of my glaring inadequacy as an artist; I can't draw 90% of what jumps into my head. I can't make things look beautiful and faultless. I can't even make stuff that gets more than 30 favourites most days, which I figure is because everybody else can see how incapable I am at drawing things that aren't utter crap.

I'm sorry, I guess this is kind of a mini-rant, but I figured if there's anywhere I can post about how absolutely, positively shit I feel about my art, it's probably the art site I've been on for 10 years. I just feel really sad. I just want the magic back that makes me feel like creating things.

(I'm not trying to sponge up sympathy, I promise. Just having my whinge and releasing a bit of my sad artisty feelings.)

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danielleclaire
Elle
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Australia
Hey, I'm Elle.

I'm a friendly creature from the dust-filmed plains of South Australia where the fauna is poisonous and the sun blisters the paint off of the cars and turns the concrete into an instrument of torture for three months out of the year. Come visit, you'll really like it. I live with my boyfriend Noel (alcolie), my cats Etho (ragdoll) and Luna (tabby), our dogs Nova (border collie) and Nacho (pitbull), my cockatiel Ghastly and our eclectus parrot named Pidgey who belongs to himself. It's a zoo. It really is.


I'm fairly friendly and approachable, though notoriously scatterbrained and easily distracted by shiny objects and food. I'm a self-confessed crazy cat lady. I like video games, mostly RPGs... and Minecraft. I play Guild Wars 2 on the Ehmry Bay server - usually around as Ehmpyria or Qhidda.

I am quite open and honest, but any creepers will see the sharp edge of my diamond sword.
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:bulletblue: Current List: fav.me/d7gshcx

:bulletblue: Pricing & Examples: fav.me/d571kl0

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:bulletblue: Art Resources: fav.me/d74bct9


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Friends only, please.
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What other premade species would you like to see? 

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22 deviants said Equine
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4 deviants said Comment because it's 5:30AM and I can't think of any others.

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:iconkamovator:
Kamovator Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Good work!
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i-eat-dogs Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the watch :heart:
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h-ellias Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for the watch, i'm honoured!
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Studio-Kyru Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
keep up the good work ! :D
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JediMasterEeth Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday apparently, your gallery is amazing :la:

I may have to commission you to do a couple that my GF and I play, you have the PERFECT style for my cat guy.
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:icondanielleclaire:
danielleclaire Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly! :D Hey, whenever you're ready, just flick me a note. :meow:
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JediMasterEeth Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will, thank you :D
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Louis-the-Hedgehog Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
I'd donate but I'm short.
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danielleclaire Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You don't need to donate anything! :o
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Xorath Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :la:
Hope the cake's delicious.
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danielleclaire Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D *stuffs entire face into cake*
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
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danielleclaire Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I hope it was a good one!
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GnarledContradiction Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconpresentplz: :party: Happy Birthday!!! :iconcookiecakeplz::iconcakelickplz:
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