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Is Reference Bad?
I feel like I've addressed this before at some point, in some other journal, but I find myself either discussing this with people a lot, or coming across people who on their work proudly claim to have "used no reference."
The biggest problem, and misconception, regarding references is that people feel like it's cheating or that it somehow cheapens their work. While I can understand the sense of accomplishment coming from using no reference to finish a painting or drawing, people who consistently do it are only hurting themselves in the long run. So in short, no, reference isn't bad.
Artists have been using reference since the days of the old masters. They would reference life, whether it be landscapes, objects on a table, or models standing in a studio. They would even reference their own sketches or other people's work in order create convincing paintings.
For some reason, a lot of people today seem to think that in order to be a good artist, they have to be able to do things without
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Is possible to travel?
...and perhaps I thought it wasn't possible.
On this journal I'd like to clarify a few things about travels and the truth with it.
So, let's start from very basic questions or comments from people which I get very often on dA: you are so lucky to be able to afford traveling!, I so wish I were as lucky as you being able to travel or How you can afford? You must have decent finances and the time!
Didn't you happen to think like that? If you did, so that is just a stereotype.
On almost every question or their comment where I explain what it is really and how it's working - it is a big opposite side of mirror what they think. After hearing they get usually shocked, but more in positive way.
Here we go.
Firstly, there is a big difference being a traveler and a tourist.
Secondy, there is a huge difference to travel via third party (travel agencies, school trips, going for trips with a friend, family, organizations, etc.) and lonely, self organized travels. And where you
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ZealAleph Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fav~
LarioLario54321 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
Hey Winkybunions; Too Bad you'll Never get to exact your revenge on the Bird and the Bear, for Turning you into a Skull Since Banjo Threeie AIN'T Happenin'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What about taking your Revenge  it out on the Bat and the Iguana(Yooka Shouts out VERY LOUDLY from a Distance Far Far Away: I'M A CHAMELEON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) for Preventing your Revenge on Banjo and Kazooie from ever Happening?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
DragonBallAffinity Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
Thanks for faving!
Bamidala Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
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