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Apologies for how messy this is.. I know this is uploaded at night but i scribbled it in the morning.. really early in the morning >_>

I'm trying to find the original graph for this, it was from a personal art blog of someone doing portraits and other traditional art. Their graph was cleaner (well it was like pixel/ms paint?) And every since I saw it i've kept it in mind. Now when I want to EXPLAIN it to other people without the graph it self it's just confusing so i made my own till i can find the other one.

If you know what i'm talking about please let me know so i can credit them!
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Saaally Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2014
this totally explains art blocks! i've realized years ago that after an art block, i ALWAYS seem to have magically gained some sirius skill/improved a lot! my theory was that my brain was loading new knowledge somehow :iconyaomingmemeplz: but this makes a lot of sense because whenever i'm in an artblock, i look at art a lot and really study it, and start to grasp more of what's going on in the pieces.

mind blown! thank you for uploading this! <3
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Royal-Manda Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
I think Ia ccidently found what you've been talking about!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb0g_g…
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thedrunkenwerewolf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Truest story ever told. Not just for artists but writers too. Heck, anyone doing anything.
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BlueMormon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student General Artist
I spent most of this year being depressed and thinking that my art totally sucks. This has really helped me understand what I'm going through. Now I know not to give up. Thank you!
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Elf2807 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is soo true
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:iconthesyrin:
TheSyrin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah this makes sense...
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   Digital Artist
thanks!
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ravenclawtimelord Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013   Digital Artist
yw hope it helps :)
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ravenclawtimelord Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i did
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Ronrororo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for putting this all together!<3
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013   Digital Artist
for sureee i hope it helps put things in perspective!
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Ronrororo Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student General Artist
It certainly does! thank you again! :hug:
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izfanx Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Best Graph i've seen in years. AWESOME :D
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013   Digital Artist
sorry this is late, but thanks!
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TheEmptypot Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aah is this by any chance based on the video by Sycra? www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb0g_g…
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Digital Artist
nope, in my description i wrote about where i heard of it. it's possible THAT person maybe saw the video but i have no idea since i cannot find their blog anymore v_v
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Nukilik Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
This actually doesn't make me feel better. On the contary.

Now whenever I think my art is not terrible I'll know it IS, I just can't see it because my ability to see is even worse XD
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013   Digital Artist
LOL, it's not terrible, it just *IS*, and it's good that we don't get too cocky and stagnate XD But you should always be proud of your art no matter what :D
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MythicPhoenix Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've thought this for quite some time. Glad to know my theory is shared.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013   Digital Artist
ya it's good to know everyone has the same tough times @_@
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sickphantom Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
suddenly, the world makes sense. Well. at least my life does. x__x
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013   Digital Artist
aw gosh yea it really puts things in perspective!
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AndyMichele Featured By Owner May 24, 2013   Digital Artist
I feel like I definitely knew this was why I would go through bouts of "I'm running out of time, I'm not good enough" etc, but seeing it this way definitely helps put it in perspective, haha. Thank you for this~!
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Digital Artist
for sure, i'm glad it could help. I try to remember this every time i feel down too xOx
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner May 27, 2013   Digital Artist
for sure, i'm glad it could help. I try to remember this every time i feel down too xOx
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DecoraAi Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
This happens more frequently when you are still a beginner artist. I've been drawing cubes for DAYS and I'm starting to get frustrated with myself.

Anywho , I really love this and really need to print this out and put it around the house. Thanks for making it. x3
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks, i'm glad you got some use out of it!
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Libberachi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013   Digital Artist
This makes me feel both better and worse about when this happens. LOL. (Actually, my problem right now is just finishing art. Stupid health issues making it hard to do anything, gah.)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, 'knowing is half the battle' and all that happy horseshit, but it still makes me kinda sadfase. :(
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Digital Artist
aw wouldn't you be sadder if you didn't know why though? it'd feel like you were getting worse >_<
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Libberachi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Digital Artist
I think it's just because there's really nothing you can do about it. I DO like knowing, mind you, that's why I said it made me feel both worse and better. XD I DO appreciate you posting this, though! I didn't want to give you the wrong impression. I was being half-silly. It's sometimes hard to read inflection online. My apologies if that didn't come out quite right. :O_o:

It's helpful knowing the WHY. I just wish there was something that could be done about it, ya know?
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh i got the half silliness :3. And i think you should think of it another way, there's nothing to be done because you're already doing something, that is improving your seeing, without the cycle you'd just never get better because you can't improve drawing without improving seeing, it's still doing something and it's very important :O
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TheNanners Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think this is really great, and even if you aren't the creator of the idea thanks for spreading it to us! I saw this a while ago, and since then every time i think that my drawing is TERRIBLE, I can remember that it's just me being able to critique it better. so thanks :D
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Devin87 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I totally agree, the more you try to see the mistakes in your art the better, even it's pretty awsm already, I always do this
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Digital Artist
YAY! That's awesome to hear :D
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Electric-Raichu Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
+1
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DILAGO Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yaaaay you are a genius :dummy:
thank you so much :D i learned a lot ;u;
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Digital Artist
aw thanks, tho i didn't think of it so i can't be a genius TuT
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DILAGO Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you were genius enough to remember the stuff in the original one and recreate it in a simple way ^o^
that's good enough :D
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012   Digital Artist
awww well okay then :3
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Jackarage Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
It is very interesting, I have not thought about the perception. There's something similar that I learned before. The person who was explaining it, said that our skills deplete when we try to improve on something, but when we figure/improve, our skills exceeds what it was before.

Here's the video of him explaining, he talks about video game, but I believe that it can apply to art or anything else [link]
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012   Digital Artist
I think that's an interesting video.. hm.. I see that he's sort of going for the same point, but i personally disagree with skill actually depleting. Because he does mention that you are "worse" because you're playing against better players. IMO that's more like your perception of what is "good enough" is now higher, it's now to the standard of those more pro players, you haven't gotten worse but your standards are now raised!

But regardless, it very much is a similar point, thanks for showing me the video!
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Choroshi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow, i never realized about that O_O

confidence & self esteem restored! XD thank you!! <3
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Hurray! :highfive:
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Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Very interesting!

It seems to be pretty accurate.

P.S. Have you checked history? doing searches of things that person had in the blog?
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Digital Artist
I don't remember anything else specific from their blog so i can't find it >_<
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mountainlaurelarts Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow, i thought of something like this in theory years ago, but never really got down and rendered the graph. so true! (though sometimes i feel like i'm stuck in the art low, haha)
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha it's okay, art lows can last a while. blame your eyes for getting too good heheh
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Riicreations Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
THIS! My life in a graph. Now I will defiantly keep my eyes peeled for the original.
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Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Digital Artist
XD yey~
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