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Darknesshides
Ian Torrente
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Hey, welcome to my small corner of the world wide web. I'm glad you could make it.

I'm just an aspiring artist with a passion for creating worlds. I've dabbled in traditional art: painting, pastels, coal; but find that my home is on a Wacom. It's just a lot easier when you can ctrl + z your problems away.

As much as I enjoy drawing, I also love writing. I think that's actually the reason why I joined deviantArt in the first place. If you look through my gallery and back through the years, you'll quickly notice how shoddy those things are. They're not good. A large chunk of those were from times long gone and from a self that is no longer here.

While I write this, I'm currently going to college as a Computer Science major.

Hey, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your stay.
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: AM by Arctic Monkeys
  • Reading: American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • Watching: Black Mirror
  • Playing: Braid
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Water
There has to come a point in your life where you look at your art and realize that it's your own. What I mean to say is that it's fine and all to look at other people's art, but the second that you start to doubt your own skills or question your efforts is the second that you need to stop. 

Look down at your hands. Those are your hands. Close your eyes and just sit there for a few seconds. Those thoughts are your thoughts. You are unique and your art will be unique. It may be true that your work isn't as refined as Neil Gaiman's or Jamie Hewlett's. Don't worry, that comes with practice and experience. Enjoy yourself. Art is for other people as much as it is for you. 

When you feel uninspired or doubtful of yourself, try not to compare your work to other people's, especially those with more experience than you. Instead look back at your other works and see the improvement. More often than not, there will be improvement. 

Strive to improve. Strive to excel. Strive to be as good as your favorite artists. Don't strive to BE your favorite artists. It's something that I'm still trying to get into my thick head.

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AsiaOneMoon Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome. How are you? :D
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:icondarknesshides:
I'm fine, thank you. How about yourself?
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AsiaOneMoon Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so-so, thanks.
Hmmm what are you doing? :dummy: And how is the weather?
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:icondarknesshides:
Oh I'm just trying to find time to practice drawing. It's rather difficult with a busy schedule. The weather's fine here. It has a hard time making up its mind so some days, it'll be frigidly cold and others, it'll be blisterling hot.
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stepke Nov 2, 2013  Professional
thank you for your :+fav: on >> Layas << ...

and have a nice day!
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cake1234 Nov 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
[link] Think you might enjoy this artist. ^_^
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:icondarknesshides:
Hahaha, ROMAC! I love ROMAC. You know what pleases my eyeballs. Thank you
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cake1234 Nov 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
haha no problem ^_^
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cocoaspen Oct 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you very much for the watcH!!:D
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:icondarknesshides:
It's my pleasure. I can't wait to see your beautiful art :)
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