I am speechless.
Yeah of course, Daily Deviation is just a feature, not some kind of special awards. But to get it the 2nd time is truly one of the best gift I've ever had. Call me naive ahaha.
Firstly, let me say special thanks to flouvl
for featuring me
Secondly, thank you, really thank you so much for all who has commented, faved, watched, gave llamas (even one deviant gave me points) and last but not least, the critiques you gave me. Yes I've read all of them, but it'll take time for me to reply all your comments. Please be patient >_<"
Once again, thank you so much. I love you, deviantart.
EDIT: I tried to visit all people who watched me, but I must admit I gave up. I'm really sorry guys, if you want to be watched back you can note me personally.
Now I wanna share a story. This story contains some narcissism and may be riddiculous.
But it's not a rant. Just a story. Haha.
So.. a day before my 2nd DD (means two days before) my (not close) friend got a DD. One week before, my other friend also got a DD. This got me wondering , reminding me of my first DD.
Yeah, the 1st DD is a b/w pic.
All this time, I focused to work both on b/w arts and colour arts. Comics also. Can you imagine how greedy I am? hahaha
Right now I have my time focused on comics, I almost abandoned b/w arts (but of course I make comic thus automatically I practiced in b/w arts too) and colouring is, well..
This is the main point. Colouring spends so many times of mine.
Two of my friends that got a DD, both are coloured arts. Both are very awesome. But I bet they do them more effectively than me.
I was thinking, why not lessen my effort then?
B/w arts only takes me about 6-8hours, maximum it can take 12hours if it's so detailed (like the commission I do right now)
Yeah, refining takes time very much, TOO MUCH. You can say, I can do the rough colours and linearts for 4hours and refining (trial and error) can take 4-5times of that. And of course I can't do that for now. Even my latest art "Numb" , it took a week to finish eventhough when I count the time at the recorded movie, it only takes 4,5hours from scratch to finish.
In other words, I started slacking off.
Oh yeah that's not good , of course. I must admit it.
Not to mention I have many b/w and comic projects and hardly touch tablet anymore. And not that I wanna say this, I have a health issue that only allow me to be on PC for 6hours max a day.
Slacking off is the very first step of giving up to grow. It's scary but we often don't realize it.
Why I said this is riddiculous? For a hobbyist and idealism artists, this is no big deal. I'll be laughed at because thinking timing is important (like in my journal 3years ago, I laughed at person artists who often said "done in xx hours blabla on the description") but for professional, it's a crucial matter.
And then the next day, I got the 2nd DD.
If I have to inform you, that art is the first time I learned a thing called "patience" and "dedicacy". Though the composition is messy, it's a part that I slacked that time
That art, is the SECOND longest
hours I've spend to create. It's in order to win the contest that time. The first longest one is the one named "The Peace", it's done in more than 20hours..
Guys, like HIMYM said, The Universe always has plans for us.
He will poke you, whether it's a small poke or a large tackle.
People will see me archieving DD as a gift, but for me, it's more like a warning."Don't you dare to slack off. You won't go anywhere, or maybe you'll regress and sunk deep like some artists did.""Many people works harder than you and how dare you think like that ?""Always give your best on everything, or else I won't give you any chance again."
I am serious, I feel like being told those things.
This is maybe just a small issue, compared to other problems you may have in life.
But if you think it's riddiculous, at least I just want to tell you:Universe always has plans for you. Don't give up."