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Practice Doesn't Make Perfect by StephenMcCranie Practice Doesn't Make Perfect by StephenMcCranie
This essay is easier to understand if you’ve read these previous ones—

On Immersion:

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On Failure:

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PS. I want to connect with you guys! Will you follow me on twitter? I’ll follow you back:

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AthensTheGreat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jeez, you've explained the way I've been learning to draw for a few years now!  I always felt sort of bad when I "stole" aspects of other art I liked because I always got the impression that great artists just came up with stuff on their own without the assistance of anything, but reading this essay has helped me understand that learning from other artists is just as valid as looking directly nature. I also noticed that I often find myself in the naturalist or scientist mode and that I'm probably going to try to remix a little more than usual.
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So that's what Picasso meant by that quote. My art history class and I was confused by what he meant, haha. Thanks for the clarification in your own words.
I always say "Practice makes better" because perfect is impossible to reach plus it seem like you are stopping when you achieved 'perfect'. All artists no matter what is still growing into one whether it's beginner or a professional.
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional
Very true. 
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Sagitari-Seiza-1213 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Also, I just read the other linked comics, and they have a lot of good advice. Just the kind I needed to hear. ^_^
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Sagitari-Seiza-1213 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very deep and very inspiring! Among the visual aids provided by this little comic, I especially liked the one at the end with the beautiful but rigid crystals versus the growing, thriving tree. Nicely done! ^_^
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional
Thanks Sagitari! I'm glad you like it!
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saywhatproductions Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
woah.
I will keep this, and start developing this time of form into my artwork.
THANK YOU
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional
You're welcome!
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raintalker Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Very clever and helpful :)
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StephenMcCranie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional
Thanks!
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