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You know I've been thinking about it a lot lately and I think I've come to the conclusion that I have an inferiority complex. I look at all the other artists and they're all heroes. They can make these worlds in their drawings and just take you in. I can't. I'm not a hero. I like to think to myself that if I work hard and I train harder that one day all those heroes will look upon me with respect. That I'll somehow be on their level. At the same time I wonder... can I really go the distance? Is the ride too far. The people who made it there, they're better than me. They have something inside them that makes them stronger. I tell myself, they're heroes because they failed and worked hard to be there. What I see is the finished product not the hours of meticulous study and diligent work to make that piece come alive. There's always that voice though. The one that says, "You're not them. You can't make it." And all I can do is agree with that voice. I can't go that far. The odds are just too high. And yet... despite it all. I still go. I still try. I'm not brave. I'm scared. I'm terrified that I'll fail and I won't like it. I'm scared I'll never like what I make. Yet I still go. Even though my mind keeps saying, "You'll lose!" My body keeps working like I'm gonna win. You know what the saddest part of it all is? I can't even talk to somebody about this. I don't think I'm even worth my own friends attention. I just don't believe in myself. I just don't know how. No one teaches you how to believe in yourself they just tell you to do it. I think what I really need is someone to believe in me for me. There's the quote from Gurren Lagann, my favorite anime (never thought I'd be saying that), it goes, "Believe in the me that believes in you." With each passing day I liken to that quote more and more. How can anyone believe in me if I don't? How I can believe in myself? Who am I? Just some stupid boy, with silly little boy dreams. I'm not a hero. Despite it all, I keep moving forward. Slowly, but surely. Maybe I'll get there. Maybe I'll defy my self fulfilling prophecy. Who knows? 

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I Think I'm Getting It Now

We were roleplaying she was a pirate… without clothes. The lamp pole was her mast and the top of it were sails…. Yeah you’re not buying any of this are you?

So! Anyway... For the first still life I used the reference heavily. For the second not so much, maybe that’s why the torso sucks so much. XD For this one I used it as much as I needed it and I came to find I didn’t need it as bad as I thought I would. I just took my time with it and kept evaluating if it looked right after finishing each rough phase. There’s three by the way, I’ve mentioned that before. The Silhouette Technique, which I’m still learning from and about. I think Paris uses it differently. Think he goes for center of gravity and builds up from there. I use it to build a shape and create a safety net for the Mannikin Frame. Speaking of which, the Mannikin’s still hard as fuck to draw, but it’s a blueprint, so maybe it doesn’t matter how that looks. I don’t know. The last phase is just simple shapes built upon the Mannikin to make a rough figure that I’ll clean up in the inking process, which comes after the three phases. After I finished inking this I looked back at it and thought, “I like this. I really like this!”

I think doing the still lifes has really taught me a lot. I understand things better now and have a growing sense of harmony in a piece. That’s One Principle of Design almost done and about 6 to go. I forget how many there are. I should work on the others as I go along, but drawing a girl is hard enough, drawing a whole scene or landscape… oy gevalt. That’s gonna be a doozy.

Oh and I’m, sadly, going to take a break from the Still Lifes for a little. I have some things I’m gonna draw and release in a couple months for a special occasion. Some of you may know what I mean, but others may not. I’m not going to say what the occasion is for want of it being a surprise. I may squeeze in a still life here or there, but it won’t be till after October or November that they become regular again.

Reference Used: www.damplips.com/wp-content/up…

Thank you for faving, downloading, commenting, asking questions, and/or partaking in any other form of feedback. I really appreciate it. :)

Cheers from R. Lore

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A Little Turns Out To Be A Lot
When it comes to lighting anyway.

Obvious problems are obvious. Blinds (the grey area with blue behind it, which is supposed to be the night sky) are all crooked. Torso's too large, should have been smaller. I'll do better next time, but I really tested myself this time around. Still on my quest to understand lighting and I think I've done some good work today. That blue highlight wasn't referenced, that was all improv. Is that bragging? That sounds like bragging. Sorry. 

I honestly don't know how long this took, I started a little after 11 and it's 7:15 at the time of writing this, so I suppose about eight hours this took me. Wow, haven't done a binge like that in a long time. Good for me! 

All in all I'm pretty happy with this piece, not as proud as the last one made me, but still happy. I'll be trying to do a still life every weekend for the next few weeks. Quite the challenge I know, but it's my goal. 

Reference Used: www.damplips.com/wp-content/up…

Thank you for faving, downloading, commenting, asking questions, and/or partaking in any other form of feedback. I really appreciate it. :)

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Welcome Back Esme

Alternative title: ERMAHGERD! Nudes! :V I kid! Honestly I’m a little more than hesitant to do nude women, because I want to be known for more than that, but Still Lifes are traditionally done nude… OK fine that’s not why I did it. LIGHTING’S REALLY FUCKING HARD ON BODIES LET ALONE CLOTHES GET OFF MY BACK! Jeezum! XD Seriously, you ever try lighting? Oh wait you have. And you’re really good at it… well OK. Welp, I can’t stop you from thinking dirty thoughts now. :V In all honesty this is a study piece from head to toe. I just like to joke.

You Wanna Know Something? I think I can be the hero. In doing this still life I realized that I may not be the best and I may never get there and there will always be people better than me, but I can do this. I can go the distance and give it my all. I can be a good artist someday. I can be the hero. I can believe in myself as long as I keep moving forward and never look at what I don’t have. The biggest motivator that come from this piece was the fact that I worked so hard on it. It took me 10 hours to do the figure and another hour and a half to do the lighting and scenery. I don’t even care if this piece is good. Because, I know I worked hard on it and I’ll work just as hard on the next one and the one after that until I really understand. Lastly, I'm really proud of this. Honestly! That's... that's new for me. 

Oh and just for a reference sake, I made three different roughs for this. There was the first blueprint, which was Paris Christou’s Silhouette Technique, then I did an Andrew Loomis style manikin on top of the silhouette, and finally just added bulk to the manikin using simple shapes. That took a lot of time as you might imagine. XD

And man! I must have worked that left hand at least six times! It took me forever to get it right! Especially that damn thumb!

Reference Credit (because it's just the right thing to do): www.damplips.com/wp-content/up…

(One day later) Oh fuck. I just remembered, I was supposed to add freckles. SHIT! Edit: Fixed it! Looks so much better. Sorry about that, Ezzy. 

Thank you for faving, downloading, commenting, asking questions, and/or partaking in any other form of feedback. I really appreciate it. :)

Cheers from R. Lore

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You know I've been thinking about it a lot lately and I think I've come to the conclusion that I have an inferiority complex. I look at all the other artists and they're all heroes. They can make these worlds in their drawings and just take you in. I can't. I'm not a hero. I like to think to myself that if I work hard and I train harder that one day all those heroes will look upon me with respect. That I'll somehow be on their level. At the same time I wonder... can I really go the distance? Is the ride too far. The people who made it there, they're better than me. They have something inside them that makes them stronger. I tell myself, they're heroes because they failed and worked hard to be there. What I see is the finished product not the hours of meticulous study and diligent work to make that piece come alive. There's always that voice though. The one that says, "You're not them. You can't make it." And all I can do is agree with that voice. I can't go that far. The odds are just too high. And yet... despite it all. I still go. I still try. I'm not brave. I'm scared. I'm terrified that I'll fail and I won't like it. I'm scared I'll never like what I make. Yet I still go. Even though my mind keeps saying, "You'll lose!" My body keeps working like I'm gonna win. You know what the saddest part of it all is? I can't even talk to somebody about this. I don't think I'm even worth my own friends attention. I just don't believe in myself. I just don't know how. No one teaches you how to believe in yourself they just tell you to do it. I think what I really need is someone to believe in me for me. There's the quote from Gurren Lagann, my favorite anime (never thought I'd be saying that), it goes, "Believe in the me that believes in you." With each passing day I liken to that quote more and more. How can anyone believe in me if I don't? How I can believe in myself? Who am I? Just some stupid boy, with silly little boy dreams. I'm not a hero. Despite it all, I keep moving forward. Slowly, but surely. Maybe I'll get there. Maybe I'll defy my self fulfilling prophecy. Who knows? 

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Welcome one, welcome all. Welcome skinny, welcome tall. Welcome stout, welcome small. You welcome one, you welcome all! Hello ladies and gentlemen I am R. Lore, storyteller supreme and connoisseur of fine tales. Deviant is my home and what's mine is yours, so come open up a book and read aloud 'cause this is your town, where everyone knows your name.

Little 'bout myself: I love telling stories and hope to one day post my personal epic the Reclaimers here on deviantART. More over my favorite stories to tell are fantasy epics. As you can see from my literary pieces I delve in that quite often.

Conclusion: This has been a friendly broadcast from your neighborhood Loremen. A pleasant night to one and all!

The Narrators Theme Song: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDScVf…

Stamp Ideas (free game if you want to make them): I am R. Lore, because it belongs to us all.

Romans 8:25=Story of my life

I'm not into all the hippity-hoppity groovey-movey jazzy-wazzy flashy-classy show that is Social Media. I'm more of deviant man, if I do say so myself.

Yes you're entitled to your opinion, no you don't have to shove it down my throat.

I put the story above everything else. Me, the audience we're all along for the ride, but wherever that ride takes us we'll arrive in style.

If all we get is all we give then I'd give it all to see my stories told.

I have a lot to say about Catharsis. I will say all I have to in my comics, my stories. My Stories.

A Storyteller's job is to Entertain, Explain, and Enlighten.

You may have the right to freedom of speech, but you don't have the right to invoke hatred and anger with that freedom. Civility is the key to sanity.

Equality begins when we all agree that no one race or gender is better than the other.

I'm a humanist because I don't know if I should believe in feminism anymore.

In a perfect world Hannah Reid and Sydney Sierota have weekly pillow fights.... This is not a perfect world.

Storytelling is an ancient tradition that works gloriously with new thinking! But new thinking doesn't have to mean original. New thinking should mean innovating on what's already here.

When learning to draw stand on the shoulders of giants, but remember their way is only the match your way is the fire.

Hate Breeds Hate. Love Breeds Love.

If you don't ever believe in yourself than no one will.

I do things my way. I'm kind of a stubborn prick like that.

Stories, like art, are subjective. There are stories you like and stories you don't like, but no story is bad and likewise no story is good. I think it's impossible to make a bad story, because in the end a story will always make you feel something, whether that's intense hatred or intense love.

You don't have to write a story to tell it. There are many different ways to tell a story.

What really drives me is isn't faith in myself, but the belief that I will get there, so long as I keep moving forward and never stop trying. I believe in the hope of my future. That's my motivation. Hope and the future.

Just who the hell do you think I am!? I'M ROBERT THE STORYTELLER! And mine are the stories that will shine in the hearts of men!

It doesn't matter how good you are comparatively. It only matters how good you are individually
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Rejuch Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Chibi by SylwiaPakulska  
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Aesop-Epics Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I usually Watch people, who I can learn from. You are an amazing artist, have a wonderful style, Give great advice, and are an overall good person. Why wouldn't I watch you? You're awesome. So in conclusion you don't have to thank me. You did this yourself by being totally rad. :)
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hudporco Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:
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Aesop-Epics Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ho ho ho yeah! I remember that! I definitely remember that! I binged Transistor art a couple weeks back, but I remember yours. It was the most unique fanart I had seen that entire day. It's really fucking awesome! Well done! :)
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hudporco Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the compliments, I'm glad I could do some different from mine and most art styles. :)
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ruikami Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the fav! c:
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Aesop-Epics Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, I remember yours. It reminded me of the Child of Light and Transistor fanart that I faved a few months ago. I really enjoy how soft the colors are, it's quite refreshing. Good job!
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ruikami Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! c:
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HentaiRobot Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
Thankchu for the favorite! Maybe i should drawing more Transistor?
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!Please watch me for more of my art!
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Aesop-Epics Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OH YEAH! I REMEMBER THAT ONE! I ADORED THE LIPS! It gave her such a flirtatious design that I couldn't help falling for! I really liked yours! Bang up job! Keep it up! :D
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