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Art Survival Guide - Beginner by DarlingMionette Art Survival Guide - Beginner by DarlingMionette
This was supposed to be much longer, much more detailed, and full of pictures. But I ran out of room. I almost didn't fit my name on the bottom. It's a DA Survival Guide for Amateur Artists - just covering a few "If you want to improve...." points, social interactions, commissions, style.. etc. It was done off the top of my head XD meant for the newest DA beginners that have no idea where to start.
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Art Survival Guide - Beginner by *DarlingMionette offers tons of great advice for artists that want to find a way to improve their work and get noticed with helpful tips on developing a unique style, applying work ethic, accepting commissions, and learning the first steps of networking. Here's your guide to navigating your deviantART experience with more confidence while achieving your artistic goals.
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N0ha Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the part about socializing most, nice tips and real effort :D
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Shian-selene Featured By Owner Edited Aug 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Any advice to a shy person who don't know how to get in social live?
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steventhe23rd Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  New member Student General Artist
This. Is. AWESOME. Thank you so much for all the advice!
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foxlike1006 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you very much, this is very heplfull :)
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Iwilo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
This is so incredibly inspiring and simple for a beginner to understand. I've scribbled aimlessly for a long time, but I've only really started trying to draw within the past month or so and I find myself stopping because I'm intimidated. This just makes it so clear and takes the "cheater" feeling away when I have to look up 100 reference photos just to understand how to draw 1 detail, as if I should somehow know what something looks like just by thinking of it. I really hope to be able to call myself Intermediate within the next couple of years. Thanks for the survival guide.
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Aumae-chan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
There are some many things in this that I always wished someone would tell me and now that I've read this I feel like I learned so much. Thank you so much ^^, time to be more active and do lots of more tradition sketching :p
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umbrella4c Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
thanks so much this is really helpful 
after read it i feel like i get a level up on my skills 
thanks 
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nocnoi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  New member
Thank you so much for this. I'm not an artist, so I don't even belong here, but I love art and I have a sketchbook where I draw horrible crappy pictures. I never thought about starting an Inspiration folder before, though I spent hours looking at artwork online. Thank you for these wonderful, practical tips.
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Cheesypopcor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
A wonderful, wonderful guide. That's pretty much all I can say. It's going to be hard to remember all of this, but thank you so much!
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Kyndiaa Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So helpful. This should be sent as an automated email to all new members that joined! I think everyone who has started NEEDS to read this! Its so lovely~Love Neko Emoji-37 (Yay) [V2] 
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