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Ayame and Rouge by Espiownage Ayame and Rouge :iconespiownage:Espiownage 10 2 Chun li by Espiownage Chun li :iconespiownage:Espiownage 39 5 Chrysta by Espiownage Chrysta :iconespiownage:Espiownage 0 0 Deadpool Has The Power! by Espiownage Deadpool Has The Power! :iconespiownage:Espiownage 101 7 Frank West as Ulala by Espiownage Frank West as Ulala :iconespiownage:Espiownage 2 1 Jill Valentine as Black Rose by Espiownage Jill Valentine as Black Rose :iconespiownage:Espiownage 1 0 Sailor Moon by Espiownage Sailor Moon :iconespiownage:Espiownage 4 2 Sailor Neptune by Espiownage Sailor Neptune :iconespiownage:Espiownage 3 0 Nayru's Whimsy by Espiownage Nayru's Whimsy :iconespiownage:Espiownage 223 7 Nintendo Wii Remote by Espiownage Nintendo Wii Remote :iconespiownage:Espiownage 0 0 Thinking with Portals by Espiownage Thinking with Portals :iconespiownage:Espiownage 1 1 Tournament Fightstick by Espiownage Tournament Fightstick :iconespiownage:Espiownage 0 0 Grenade by Espiownage Grenade :iconespiownage:Espiownage 1 2 Red Queen by Espiownage Red Queen :iconespiownage:Espiownage 0 0 Chess Pieces by Espiownage Chess Pieces :iconespiownage:Espiownage 1 0 Street Fighter Mandalas: Chun-Li by Espiownage Street Fighter Mandalas: Chun-Li :iconespiownage:Espiownage 4 6

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EVO 2014 - 17 - Juri by theCHAMBA EVO 2014 - 17 - Juri :iconthechamba:theCHAMBA 813 54 EVO 2014 - 18 - Sakura + Kusia by theCHAMBA EVO 2014 - 18 - Sakura + Kusia :iconthechamba:theCHAMBA 309 12 Roses by Robaato Roses :iconrobaato:Robaato 1,442 87 Chun-Li 7-21-14 by Robaato Chun-Li 7-21-14 :iconrobaato:Robaato 3,897 118 Breath Of Fire III-Nina by HeavyMetalHanzo Breath Of Fire III-Nina :iconheavymetalhanzo:HeavyMetalHanzo 567 23 Walking with E.Honda by theCHAMBA Walking with E.Honda :iconthechamba:theCHAMBA 481 45 Zelda - Nayru Sketch by GENZOMAN Zelda - Nayru Sketch :icongenzoman:GENZOMAN 6,404 111 Sunset Fray by ultimatemaverickx Sunset Fray :iconultimatemaverickx:ultimatemaverickx 452 41 Biometal Model DN and HM by ultimatemaverickx Biometal Model DN and HM :iconultimatemaverickx:ultimatemaverickx 348 56 Digital Sketch Warm up 47 - Ichigo (Bleach) by Vostalgic Digital Sketch Warm up 47 - Ichigo (Bleach) :iconvostalgic:Vostalgic 69 5 Peach redesign by JimboBox Peach redesign :iconjimbobox:JimboBox 4,530 209 Zelda - Din Sketch by GENZOMAN Zelda - Din Sketch :icongenzoman:GENZOMAN 6,462 113 321 Fast Comics by GENZOMAN 321 Fast Comics :icongenzoman:GENZOMAN 3,352 79 DON'T LOSE YO WAY by Robaato DON'T LOSE YO WAY :iconrobaato:Robaato 2,510 64 Sakura Legends #1 page 21 by Omar-Dogan Sakura Legends #1 page 21 :iconomar-dogan:Omar-Dogan 341 28 YOMI - A Fighting Card Game by Vostalgic YOMI - A Fighting Card Game :iconvostalgic:Vostalgic 199 9


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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DreamsAddiction Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your fav!
Espiownage Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course, I love Jin and Blodia, wish I could make it into the book but my submission was nowhere near the quality level of yours. Guess I'll just have to try harder next time.
DreamsAddiction Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks, and don't give up buddy, giving and trying your best are the way to become a better artist!
blademanunitpi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
Espiownage Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem, I always enjoy seeing Tinker drawn by others =)
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:
Gr8Finity Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your special day! :hug: :meow:

:iconepiclaplz: HAPPY BIIIIIRTHDAAAY!!!! :iconnewlaplz:

:dummy::dummy: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 8D :dummy::peace:

Hope You Have an Super Awesome Birthday to my incredible DA

OMG HAHA!!! I just noticed!!!! Happy BIRTHDAY!!! :iconhappybirthdayplz: :iconfeelingfreeplz::iconlachoirplz:


Happy Birthday! ^^
:hungry: :milk: :donut: :beer: :pie:

:iconbigtardgrinn7plz::iconbigtardgrinn8plz::iconbigtardgrinn9plz: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Happy B-Day :icondanplz::iconknuxwinplz::iconyourocksonicplz::icontailzplz:



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:party:..♥♥♥♥HAPPY BIRTHDAy ♥♥♥♥..:party:



:party::star::cake: Happy Birthday :cake::star::party:

:iconlaplz: HAAPPYBIIIRTHDAAAAAY! :party: :airborne:


:onfire:i will cook ur chicken with Fire:onfire:


HOPE IT'S FILLED WITH LOTS OF CAKE AND DERP JUICE!!! :icondurrdurrplz::icondurrdurrplz::icondurrdurrplz::icondurrdurrplz::icondurrdurrplz::icondurrdurrplz::icondurrdurrplz:


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Do u know what day is today???
hm.. i know iknow
Its your BIRTHDAY!!!!
happy Birthday yuna
here's a
:iconcaekplz: for you ^___^


Heres your B-Day cookie. :



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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:
Espiownage Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks =)
(sorry for the very late reply)
tinysnail Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
no worries :)
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