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These people are my friends and inspiration and keep me going when I feel run out on paint fuel.
They inspire me with their art and keep me lifted with funny conversations. I always appreciate their critiques and advice on my work :)
Thank you guys! <3

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AlSeven:iconalseven:
Hey hi hello :3 Just droppin' by to say nice gallery you have there senpai<3
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Congratz on becoming a Senior.
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Keep up the good work!~
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omg llama, thank you. I Love your art and journals!
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Thanks tons for the Llama batch :) looove your art ^_^
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Thank you so much for your encouragement! :) It really does mean a lot to me :) Your art is absolutely amazing, I have watched you on dA. ^^
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A Llama? For me? Oh you shouldn't have! :D Thanks!
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I recently felt it being one of the most important things, not just for an artist; being happy with what you do. No one wants to get up every morning thinking.. shit .. another work day. Of course there can be days, maybe even a full week of that, but the majority of your time you should be feeling content and happy even.
With that lack of love and enthusiasm it is most likely reflected into your work.

One Level draw (monster) by angelavianello

Now it's not always your own fault that your work doesn't make you happy and doesn't feed your creative monster. But it can be in these cases.

You make your OWN workday miserable when:
:bulletblue: If you don't speak your mind and stand up for your opinion and values.
:bulletblue: If you're not open minded regarding feedback and new techniques.
:buletblue: If you don't aim for improvement. (though aiming for perfecting all the time can be stressful)
:bulletblue: when you allow yourself to work under stressful circumstances for too long.

These are thing you could change yourself or perhaps communicate with others to see if they are dealing with it as well, perhaps they can help.
Asking for help does not make you less competent, it is the opposite really.

Groot by jeffsimpsonkh

In other cases it's your environment, superiors, colleagues or the type of work you do that causes this unhappy feeling.

:bulletred: When you have too little time to get things done the right way.
:bulletred: When you get treated disrespectful or as if you lack the knowledge and capability that you should.
:bulletred: When you get underpaid.
:bulletred: When there is too little victory/praise compared to feedback and failure.
:bulletred: When your equipment is faulty and there is no way if replacing it, making it harder for you to do your work.
:bulletred: If you feel when you are treated unequal from your colleagues.

In any of these cases you should have a sit-down with your manager/art director/ boss of sorts and talk it over and see if things can be changed. Without you saying these things, noon will ever notice and nothing will change on it's own.
Now I'm not saying you should be a wall of complaint the whole time, stuff happens and it's not always a slice of cake, but don't wait it out too long.

Exploring The World by RHADS
Getting overworked, depressed or burned out are serious things and will leave you without work at all. Take good care of yourself, you are important, no matter what position you fill at work.

In any case :D always feel free to contact/ add me on FB :D I will always try my best to respond and hand out advice or have a little chat ^^ :hug:
www.facebook.com/suzanne.helmi…

Woolfe - Dwarves by boc0

How does feeling bad make you do bad work?

Easy. You will slack, you will not improve you will not put your heart in it.
When you feel good and positive you are better in coping with feedback and have more hunger to making things better, you will probably not settle for less.
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Suzanne-Helmigh
Suzanne Helmigh
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Sweden
Livestream channel: www.livestream.com/helmighs

Occupation: Character Concept artist at Guerrilla Games

Website: www.helmighs.com
Email: helmighs@gmail.com
Skype: Suzanne Helmigh (Feel free to add me.)
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:youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCwrDw…
FAQ
Do you livestream?
Yes I do! Follow me on facebook to get a message to see when I'm online.
You can find my livestream here: www.livestream.com/helmighs

Do you take on commissions?
Yes! Send me a note.

Paypal Stamp by artist4com


Can I use your work for commercial purposes?
Yes but you'll have to pay for the commercial rights. There are a few works however, made for clients and those can not be used or licensed. Please email me so we can talk about the usage and the rights that come along with it.

Can I use your work for non commercial purposes?
Yes. You can use it for your own Youtube videos or school projects, the only thing I ask is that you credit me.

What is Caldyra?
It's an artbook I'm working on and will Kickstart later this year. Every form of support is incredibly appreciated!
Here you'll find out more: www.facebook.com/Caldyra

How much hours per day did you spend when you were beginning?
8-16 hours, and still am :D I started 4 years ago.

What brushes do you recommend to use when you are a beginner?
There are no special beginner brushes, I'd say use ALL the cool brushes you can find! And experiment.

How much hours per day did you spend when you were starting in concept art?
Same 8-16 hours a day ^^

What books do you recommend to read?
Color & Light by James Gurney
Pictorial Composition by Henry Rankin Poore
Figure drawing for all it's worth by Andrew Loomis
Constructive anatomy by George B. Bridgman

Should I practice in b/w or in colour when beginning?
Practice both. Black and white studies will help you learn about values alone, colors will help you with both.

Is there any secret in holding the tablet´s pen?
Mmmh, In your preferred writing hand, without putting to much pressure on it. (too much pressure will damage the pentip quicker and will deform your fingers!)

Should I practice traditional drawing instead of digital only?
Do Both! I personally do a lot fo traditional when I'm out of the house, in a cafe or in a train etc.
At home I mainly do digital.

Which program do you recommend to use? (painter, photoshop, etc)
I personally use Photoshop cs 6. And occasionally Artrage for the nice paint tools to make a nice finish.

Do you use the smudge tool or is it all brush?
99.98% brush.. occasionally experiment with the smudge tool, as apparently you can do amazing soft gradients with it!

Dimensions to sketch?
2000px minimum (X & Y) for sketching.
4000 px minimum (X & Y) for finished rendering.

Do you trace for sketching a picture?
Never. However I do look up reference material to look at when I'm not certain about angles/muscles/colors etc. But no tracing.

When drawing an internet photo, do you form your palette with the eyedropper tool or by seeing the photo?
When doing a photostudy I copy the colors by looking at it. However, years and years ago I trained with color picker. I think that as a beginner artist, using the color picker can teach you a great deal when you pay good attention to it. Eventually you don't need it anymore.
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Avarc18 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Student General Artist
pretty art :) 3D Llama Badge Thanks For The Llama Emote 
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MysteryGirl5 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the llama :) awesome webcam ^-^
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MOCHIPanda13 Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
thanks for the llama! :3
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hosseinkhoramnezhad Featured By Owner 11 hours ago  New member Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the Llama :) (Smile)
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BlueLeoNeos Featured By Owner 12 hours ago   General Artist
Thank you for the Llama. Means a lot and you have a really good gallery.
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