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Sun Feb 9, 2014, 3:07 PM
Most people that start out drawing seem to be so concerned with making their own style or drawing their character. Eventually they figure that they need some drawing skills leveled up quickly so they use these quick fixes. We all know where to find, they are everywhere. Just google "how to draw" or find deviantart drawing tutorials. You end up with a bunch of learn to draw in 10 simple steps-guides. 3 weeks later they are ready to re-engage their artistic callings, find their own styles, and drawing their original characters, making mangas, or trying to sell commissions. Yeah, that's probably not how it's going to work.
If you are not going to commit at least to the fundamental needs of your craft, why do you expect people would pay consistently for what you are making.

Yes, art is largely about expression (or expressing for your client) but how can you hope to do that efficiently, effectively, without actually having a set of skills, repeatable skills. These include knowledge on lighting, color, anatomy (if character artist), design, composition, program...etc. It is like saying you just want to be a creative writer but you want to find your own style of writing before you learn how to spell most of your words.

Chances are if you are googling "how to draw", "how to be an artist", "how to style"...etc, or anything of that effect, you don't need to worry about style.
Study lighting, still life, portraits, photo references, anatomy, buildings, structures, or even just get better at drawing 2d/3d shapes. Everyone ends up with a style anyway. Realism is the only 'correct' way of representing something. Everything that deviates from realism is either a mistake or a choice, or both. Anything that deviates can potentially contribute to a style. You accentuate what you find important in a drawing and you mask what you deem to be less appealing, less important, that's all style generally is.

P.S. Stop posting adoptables. What the hell are adoptables even? What do you do with it once you adopt them? Digitally pet them with a photoshop soft round brush?

If you truly want to master something how many hours would you put into practicing it per day. 

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Keimichi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is really awesome. Keep up the good work! 
WesleyChen Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
thanks :O
muck1 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
I like your landscapes. Watch'ed, looking forward to more!
bianres Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you have won a watcher!
awesome gallery you got here. Keep it up!
WesleyChen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Thanks  : D
moonlight-fox Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have no idea if you received a mention already or not but I would like to say that I Featured your entry for Lightning Returns  here:…
Good job! Its an amazing entry :thumbsup:
morexod Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
your art is amazing!
WesleyChen Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Thanks : )
Kristofferson-kiniji Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Professor Party HappyDance happy birthday!!!!:D (Big Grin) Party PARTY HARD :party: 
S-hui Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh uh happy birthday (* v *;;)
//throws confetti sparkles over u//
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