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Starting to get back into drawing and trying to create a profession from it, I'm starting to come back to my dilemma I had of not knowing how to continue my artwork.  I love practicing different styles and techniques, I really do, and I really like that I have a sort of ability to imitate styles if needed.  I've also always envied people with their own personal style, something unique, something that makes it show as their own artwork.  I don't have my own style and I've been struggling to find one that I can call my own that I'm actually happy to stick with.  

I often draw different based on my mood or inspiration.  Do I take the realistic approach, the comic book approach, the manga approach, or the abstract and stylistic approach?  It's tough for me to do many of those and be completely happy with it, but only when it's my own work.  I'll often see other artwork and appreciate the way it was done.  The stupid thing is that I appreciate another work that I am fully capable of replicating myself, yet if I were to do it myself, I would not like it as much.

I guess what I'm trying to get at is to all the people out there that follow me or look at my page, especially those with their own unique style...what do you think?  Do you think it's better to have a set style?  Or better to practice different techniques constantly?  I mean, it's nice to be able to mimic another artist if you were an animator, cause you're required to keep characters on model.  But it's another if you want to stand out.  To those that have their own style, do you ever not feel proud of your style?  Is there ever a time where you considered drawing something in a different technique versus your own?

I hate being stuck in this rut and it really bothers me because it often shows up in my work where I'll mesh different styles and to some it may look fantastic, but to me it doesn't come out as good as I envisioned it...
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blademanunitpi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
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Espiownage Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, I always enjoy seeing Tinker drawn by others =)
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ZandKfan4ever57 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Happy anniversary of the Day you were born,
my DA friend! :XD:

Your art is amazing, and so are you! :iconhappybirthdaycakeplz:

It is an honor and privilege to remember you on your birthday! :nod:

:spotlight-left: Happy Birthday! :spotlight-right:

From Big Mama :granny:
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tinysnail Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hey, i see it's your birthday!! happy birthday dude, hope it is wonderful :dance:
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Espiownage Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks =)
(sorry for the very late reply)
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tinysnail Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
no worries :)
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tailsfluffy74 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you for the watch :rose:

your art outstands mine though :D
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Espiownage Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everybody improves with practice, you have a good start I'd say
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tailsfluffy74 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you:damphyr:
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