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March 28


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Just a little note...
When you see an artist you like and you are trying to figure his work out... the question that gets asked a lot is" How did you do it?"
What software did you use to make this effect?
What is your technique?
These are questions that won't get you anywhere. It's like asking for the fish.

A question you should probably ask is WHY did you do this?.. WHAT were you thinking?
When you ask this question, you are thinking about the principles of fishing, and not just about catching A fish.

If you wonder why, then you won't be stuck with the HOW.. you will most probably create your own "HOW", your own method of putting your WHY into existence..and this is what will really make you unique.

Once again.. this is just my take on things.
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Larpa-art Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
You couldn't say this any better! I hope that whoever's looking for an answer has found theirs :)
Arahiriel Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
So so true words!!! Thanks for sharing!
bat-linked Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Wordup Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
man, as a photographer I can sooooooo relate to that. thanks for putting it into such great words! :)
EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
The how and why questions have their place depending on the situation.
Monoe-dA Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed, everybody should forge their own path.
EbolaBearVomit Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
EVERYONE learned from someone
AmandaMullins Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I think this has a good point but the same can be said for the complete reverse.

If you know the "HOW" by asking people how they make something, then you can create the "WHY" yourself. Which I actually think is maybe more important. 

Either way it's a good thing to think about.
Tirah Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
People who ask these questions want to know the technical side of things, not the emotional one. I see nothing wrong with that. Your need to learn the know-how first, after all. If I want to learn a particular effect in Photoshop, knowing that my favourite artist was thinking of yellow roses while painting his piece won't help me very much. I just want to know how he did it.
NAN-EE Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
ahh so inspirational (✪㉨✪)
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