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Artist pet peeves and annoyances

Effervescent-Daydream

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What are your biggest pet peeves when it comes to your creative activities? Need to vent? Yeet your feelings into the comments!

I'll start: I'm currently taking a break from working on a very detailed drawing after working on it for about 2 hours straight. It's a very important drawing to me (Expect to see it posted here as soon as it's done!~) and I'm super motivated to work on it. ...But now my hand hurts. I wanna keep working on it so bad but I physically can't. Screw this human body and its limitations. 

 

Vintage

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I was about to ask pet peeves related to self or other?

Hm....honestly, none much- I've reconciled with a lot of my art problems....but I have more of an add/adhd hyper focus issue with art. I often forget to eat and don't want to be torn away if I'm really working on an art. I set myself a timer, it helps.

 

Effervescent-Daydream

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I was about to ask pet peeves related to self or other?

Hm....honestly, none much- I've reconciled with a lot of my art problems....but I have more of an add/adhd hyper focus issue with art. I often forget to eat and don't want to be torn away if I'm really working on an art. I set myself a timer, it helps.
Pro-tip, on those breaks it's a good idea to stretch your hands too! ^-^ 

 

LunastreDraconis

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Hmmm, I pay a little to much attention to detail sometimes, and I’m a little slow when it comes to drawing humanoid figures, and really anything else!

Pro-tips, take breaks, stay hydrated, use references if you have to, and have fun with art! You don’t have to draw for anyone but yourself! ^.=.^ 🎨🎨🎨

 

Bunflower

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I get really, really tired of having to explain to people that "no clothing =/= nude", that it is the base sketch of the body. It drives me crazy every time someone asks "you're drawing NSFW?" because the body hasn't had clothes sketched out yet. 😞 

Pro-tips, artist gloves or sports compression gloves to help stabilize your wrists will save a lot of pain. Also elevate your tablet, if it's not already.  Do not draw with it flat. That will hurt your arms and wrists.

 

Anomaly

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That artist feel when you're good at drawing circles because as a kid you were angry at yourself and went "I'm bad at art I can't even draw a circle" and proceeded to spend an hour just drawing circles to overcome that or whatever and now you're good at it thanks middle school old me why did you do this 

 

Naginata

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When the sketching phase just won't stop. Discovering what brushes to use for painting is both a blessing and a curse. It's a very intuitive and a very fun way for me to "sculpt out" details and correct things on the fly. On the other hand, it made drawing so tedious in comparison. 

 

DemonicX

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I can never draw any of my characters eyes closed for it looks like a misshapen bookmark and it’s very annoying, and drawing hands are way worse for me because it ends up looking pretty bad too
 

Raikoen

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I can never draw any of my characters eyes closed for it looks like a misshapen bookmark and it’s very annoying, and drawing hands are way worse for me because it ends up looking pretty bad too
I find it hard to get eyes to be on the same level of the face and in the same shape as each other. Sometimes, my drawings end up looking like one eye is higher than the other or one eye is bigger than the other. It could just be my depth perception issues (born crossed eyed, it's a lovely affliction), or I am just not as good as art as I think lol. I also find it hard to make eyes look lively enough without being bugged out of someone's head (I draw in a personalized anime-ish way)
 

Lighter

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When I was 11 years old, an art teacher wrote an email to my dad, in which he complained that I draw like a kindergardener. I was bad at doing water paintings because due to my Asperger's, my fine motor skills are bad. I also suspect that my depth perception is a bit altered. When drawing, I can't get proportions and 3D depth right, and I am the worst when it comes to light / shadow stuff. That's why my drawings often look like what my sister calls the "comic style". She likes it though, and I had to learn to accept my drawings. They don't have to be perfect or even look professional. They are ok as they are.
 
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juniper

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So usually when I paint things I'll paint a bit one day, and then when I feel like it I'll paint a little more a few days later. If I have to mix colours together to get a specific colour or shade it's so annoying trying to get the colour right when I work on the painting again.
Also, accidentally crumpling or folding the paper when you're erasing something. That sucks.
 

Finna Alsvartr

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Tracing in pen after sketching in pencil. I do short feathery lines and then it makes my lines look fuzzy and when I erase the pencil marks it leaves streaks and stuff because my erasers like to pick up ink too.

Also eyes. I only just figured out how to do a decent looking eye
 
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