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My First Digital Paintings by k04sk My First Digital Paintings by k04sk
So ever since my recent DD and the announcement of my job I have been getting a lot of questions of my journey , how I have arrived to where I am at, what did I study etc etc

well truth be told I don't have an answer for I cannot remember most of it , But all I can say is

ONCE I STARTED I NEVER STOPPED.

The posted paintings were from my very first AND ONLY digital painting class in January 07 with Mike Tracy himself. I passed with a C+ . I thought I was good back then too hahaha

So how do we reach that new level when we don't know where to start or even which direction to go , or even worse we cannot see the destination ?

My advice is just start moving , eventually you will figure it out , and if your lucky you will meet people along the way that may or may not point you in the right direction. But chances are any problem you have hit in your art , someone else has encountered the problem too , and they are probably willing to share how they dealt with it ;)

So I posted this for few reasons

1. I personally don't care if people know that I sucked ( even now I still have so much to learn)

2. To show you that we all have to start from somewhere

3. To show you that anything is achievable if you work hard and dedicate yourself to it. I really believe that. So if you are not where you want to be , keep moving forward ;)

kalen
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:iconcleverways:
cleverways Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Damn this is inspiring, lol
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k04sk Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
haha well i appreciate the kind words :)
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Windy-City Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
thank you
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NinaNikolova Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing this! :heart:
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syaoranredfire Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for inspiration!!
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XxLadyEchoxX Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   General Artist
Thanks for posting this. :iconlove:
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you. Your words and work are very inspiring. I will keep on moving and finding my way. :)
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Portosilva Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Student General Artist
This is great man! Very liberating. I used to think that I was one of the few that couldn't make the transition to digital as cleanly as others. Seeing where you started and how amazing you are now really puts things into perspective.

Belief in yourself and determination is such a powerful force to reckon with! Very motivating!
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katiecatapillar Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very inspiring words, thank you !
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Android-Sheep Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is really motivating, especially your artists comment, thanks for sharing with us! by the way I like the last picture, itīs already good in my opinion and has some style :)
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Pinkipinks Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student
thanks for sharing!(: motivational(((:
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DaveMurcia Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
This is so beautiful to look at, thanks. This kind of things encourage me to keep on trying my best. I don't think you sucked, the first one's concept is pretty awesome tbh :D And it is so important to be aware of that: the key aspect is to start doing it and pushing and pushing, little by little, go on developing your skills further and further. Someday I'll be an awesome painter like you are already. It took you 5 years, so 2016 is gonna be such an incredible year! I wonder how awesome you'll be by then.
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emersontung Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
inspirational, dude!
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Anmaril Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing this, I think the most of us know that everyone suck at art in the beginning, and it is encouraring to see it. As long as we can improve ourself, we should keep painting.
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ElementHaze Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thnkz for sharing. I can see back then you had a sound basic understand of it.
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obsessedkitten Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
top right... damn, that's a good one!
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k04sk Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
........................
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ArtistBrandi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing. This is very inspiring.
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:iconnarandel:
Narandel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very inspirational to see how far you have come through sheer hard work and determination. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on your work :)
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seiryuuden Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow this inspire me so much!! I suck at drawing BGs and this motivated me so much! Good luck with your work, mister! and keep up the good job! :D
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BradenYoung Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Just curious, what was your program of study in the Art Institute?
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Raeistic Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my god this is awesomeeeee hahahhahahaha! Thanks for showing these to us; it's amazing what 5 years and a lot of practice and dedication can do :]
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k04sk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
;)
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
why, the bottom one is okayish :) ;)
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Ilenora Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
These are waaaay better than my first digital painting :stare: So I'm pretty sure you sort of just started off awesome :XD: I completely agree with you though!
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k04sk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
than man you must have been really bad then hahaha jk , iono mine are pretty sucky , but its all good , sucky is only a state of being , never permanent
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Ilenora Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:rofl: Haha, no, it's true XD Well, I did start when I was really young, had no drawing skills whatsoever, and I didn't start in a class - I'm self-taught :P I've improved, but I've still got a long way to go.
You are one of the best environment artists I've ever seen though, I hope one day I might be as good as you.
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parkurtommo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, that makes me feel much better ^^
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MYHOTDOGISBIGGER Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel so much better now. I've been struggling with the thought... that my starting paintings are so weak. I just started painting. Thanks for posting this man. I'll go on and pop out more paintings. Thanks for posting this.
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Antares69 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I completely agree with you :)
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chloedork Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aw dang LOOK AT THAT IMPROVEMENT!!!!!!!! ngl this is pretty inspiring
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Warmics Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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Zerrnichter Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah man - keep on motivating the people! This is very interesting and i hope it encourages some artists out here.
Great idea!
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Mister-Jackson Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Well I better keep painting then hahaha. No excuses
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RiffReiff Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You give me so much hope for the future development of my skills.
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SaintWho Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
How old where you back then?
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k04sk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
20
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:iconsaintwho:
SaintWho Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Thers still hope for me then. :)
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k04sk Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
dont worry about age , just a number ;)
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Laggtastic Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey man, I totally agree with that what you post here. We all start at 0% and build our way up, though there are still people which think that some of us are gifted with instant skills or something like that. So yeah...good that you show it's not that way:)
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KatePfeilschiefter Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool that you shared this, so many artists are so guarded in their secrets. It helps to see that everybody started somewhere.
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rein-arius Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
You're an inspiration.

Thanks for this! :)
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philippejugnet Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really liked the last one!
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TheEmmasaur Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) Sharing this has really motivated me.
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Saradain Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
awesome thanks for sharing!
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AW08 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Every month I find 1-2 or even 3 pics on dA or some other sites if it happens for me to run into them and save them in this folder meant for ideas and inspiration, regarding many aspects such as the style used in the pic, dynamic of the pose, abstract visual, the way the background interacts with the characters be it in a natural way or surreal. I gathered quite a nice collection in it and every time I feel like wanting to step my game up I get into that folder and simply stare and admire those fantastic pieces of art I collected.

Great job on your part! Keep it up! :thumbsup:
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HAZENHYTE Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing and motivating ;)
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