I often get notes from people who are worried because they think they will never be able to draw, so I asked some fanartist friends to help me prove how far you can go in a pretty short amount of time if you work hard.
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Alice X. Zhang
Armellin: “I was afraid of digital art for quite a long time. I had to practice for four hours a day for almost a year to see results. And I still have so many things to improve.”
Kittrose: “See how terrible we all were at the beginning!”
Everkings: “I don’t progress as fast as some people, but I haven’t given up because of that. And I absolutely traced back then—we ALL trace to start, I think, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of, if you learn from it and keep going.”
Tillieke: “With hard work you can improve a lot. The first drawing in my DA gallery has all kinds of flaws, and I don’t even like it anymore, but I keep it there as a reminder.”