I forgot it when I did the image but I remember now it’s creamboy’s art I traced :P kk.
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I don’t usually reblog but someone showed me this earlier and I wanted to say something about this, especially since I recognized the traced image;;// But anyway! To the OP of the confession, I understand everyone draws for different reasons — some take it more seriously than others, and I’m glad you can do it for fun, but I hope you stop for a moment and think about your actions because I believe you will regret it later if you continue this way. I don’t know anything about you, but I wanted to share my story a bit… I don’t think I ever told this to even my close friends but I’ll share it now — hopefully it will change your view! When I was much, much younger, I used to trace too. I didn’t have the internet then or any advanced technology (shh I’m at a dinosaur age, haha), so I just traced whatever pretty images I could find, from Sentimental Graffiti, Pokemon, Cardcaptor Sakura (I actually ruined so many of my purchased Clow Cards from trying to trace over them… oh man;;///), etc. I would present them to some friends and felt good when they praised me. Even though I also drew without tracing from time to time, I’ve always felt more confident in my traced drawings because they were based on existing images I considered to be “perfect.” I didn’t see that far into the future to consider taking art seriously or even know I that I would eventually choose art as my path, so at that time I was really naive and genuinely didn’t know any better. When I was in fifth grade, I met a girl who moved into our city and she completely changed everything for me. She was a real natural talent and drew amazingly good, and I admired her so much, as did everyone else. I admired her, but I was also competitive and envious and it drove me to want to impress others by showcasing what I can do by myself, too. I stopped relying on tracing and tried to learn from the way she would sketch and study and draw from start to finish. It was so frustrating most of the time — I crippled myself from tracing so it was so difficult to produce anything I could be proud of. But those instances where I did managed to draw something by myself and gained the recognition of others… it was a feeling like nothing before because this time, I was aware of all the hardwork I invested myself, and I could finally see the difference, that all the praise I received in the past was completely undeserved since I didn’t put any heart into what I did by tracing. Art was still “just for fun” for me, but it was a completely different experience now… more challenging, and definitely more rewarding as well!
I know you said you’re just doing this for fun and you probably won’t take art seriously… but I think this way of thinking can be applied to any path in life. You won’t succeed if you blind the others around you, and you don’t realize that you’re actually hindering yourself — you know never know what you’re possibly capable of by your own hands! Just think about it.. what are you friends seeing from you and what are they really complimenting? Does it really make you feel that good? Do you think you deserve this attention? Like I said, I don’t know you… maybe you’re just like me from before, too young and naive, still needing that one instance to change your perspective. But I hope for your case that it will happen for you soon, and this will be just something you’ll look back in the future and shake your head at. I still kept some of my own traced drawings in a folder and I can’t stop laughing when I look at them now because they are just so poorly done it’s laughable… wow I really don’t know how I got away with such shoddily traced travesties oh my goodness…;; (Maybe I’ll post them sometime as a funny joke to show you guys.. they’re really terrible and embarrassing lskfj;sfs;;//!!) Times are different now, almost everybody has access to the internet and information/images spread so quickly… you might think you could get away with it today, but then suffer the consequences tomorrow. I regret ever tracing even though I was just a ignorant kid who didn’t know what I know now, but at the same time it really taught me a huge lesson, so I hope you will learn from this experience and become a better person! Sorry I’m not a very articulate or concise writer, but thank you for reading if you did ♥
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