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Are you happy with your art? why? (please comment) 

839 deviants said yes and no
273 deviants said no
158 deviants said yes

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alkanakotika Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yes i am happy with my art, although there is still much room for improvement. But with patience comes perfection. ;)
lulles Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
no :')
faithgirl95 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
There is always time for improvement so its Yes and No
Leinnon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Student General Artist
ca dépend les jours! je peux être fière d'un dessin ou un autre jour, je peux avoir un bocage et trouver moche tout ce que je fais... voila :3
WeirdWittyWallflower Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I voted yes and no. I am really tire so I'm not going to list all of the reasons, but here's few:
The reason why I am satisfied with my art is: I've developed my own original art style over the years, and I like how cartoon- ish it is yet it can also transform into a very emotional style if you add several additions to it.  the reasons I am not satisfied with my art are: my proportions are quite off, it's really hard for me to draw backgrounds for my drawings, and I give up too easily when trying to draw new positions or new things in general.
It's 2:00 and I have school tomorrow. Good job, me. ;-;
monicasamir Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016   Digital Artist
Yes I am happy with my work because I always have to have a positive attitude about my work because it is what I do for living, of course you should always strive for improvement and success but to be satisfied with the hard work u pull into your art and your studies certainly u will keep you positive and refreshed about your art, how u perceive your surroundings and your everyday life.. If you looked at work and encouraged yourself to hate it, you will easily abandon what makes u feel bad, but always say I need to work more on that part, I can get better at this and that.. CURSE YOU! :D (Big Grin)  thanks for reading :D  
itichiuchihi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes and No. Yes because the pieces I'm commissioned to do or are supposed to be done at a specific time I work on as hard as I possibly can and when "done" I try to be happy with the result as it represents how good I was at the time. No because artists should always be changing, the piece you see as "done" years ago could be inspiration to start it over and make it better you should be happy with it at the time but don't ever be super content with what you've achieved there's always room to get better.
Turtlemandan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
Yes and no because for the most part I am able to appreciate my art for what it is and where I am in my journey as an artist but I can see that there are some very clear flaws. Also how I feel about a particular drawing can change from one moment to the next. For instance, when I first draw something from a reference I will sometimes feel that it's really bad, but after I take some time away and look at it again without the reference I am able to appreciate it a little better. Partially because I'm not comparing how accurate it is to the reference but also because I can appreciate other points such as line quality or composition rather than whether or not it looks like the person I was trying to draw.
SiennatjeXxx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
I'm trying to improve my art but I stil have a huge way to go and sometimes I just think why do I even bother, so yes and no.
DuckyParker Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've worked hard to get to get where I am with my art, but I know with time I could be a lot better too, so both.
forgottenwhispers13 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Not quite. I still have a lot to learn. :D
Sherlocked157 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's good now but I know I can improve a lot!!
Mmoxie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm depressed and the enjoyment I used to find in drawing Is slipping away. I've also hit that age where nobody praises me for what I do because I've already impressed them. I don't know....
HaibaraMeli Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I kinda like what I do. However, I know I can progress, and that's what I want. So I'm never entirely satisfied with what I draw and stuff. é_è
haruhihana Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm happy with what I do, but doubt I'll ever be satisfied because I can always do better.
Smudgedoodles16 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I'm happy with where I am currently but nowhere near satisfied. I wish I had more refined skills and a wider repertoire (the ability to use many different mediums) and also a fuller creative capacity and a better understanding of a lot of intriguing areas such as literature and history so I can create more refined, defined and interesting artwork!

What a run-on but that's how I feel.
moogyAKA Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
Non ce que je fais n'est jamais parfait et j'ai encore une odyssée sur le chemin de l'amélioration au moins mais sachant que je fais ça comme un loisir je me contente du peu que j'arrive à sortir x)
piranyeah Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Yes and no. Like probably any other artist I have days on which i'm happy with my work and days when i think i suck totally. But in the long run, especially when looking at my old stuff, i see that i do/did improve (a LOT!) even though it doesn't always feel like it, and that all the work wasn't in vain. There's still a long way to go!
KieraJoArt Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Knowing where I've come from helps me to be happy with where I am now and the progress I have made; at the same time, I know how much I can still improve, particularly after I see amazing work by other artists.
ilikeMADIian Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes and No. yes cuz sometimes i make decent works, and sometimes i rly like the final output. NO because, i struggle often, cant seem to find my own Art style, i drool, i often hate the final output, i cant achieve even "some level" of mastery. and i compare (i know its not a thing ur sppsd to do but i cnt rly help it sometimes.) my works to others, OFTEN to the ones i look up to ;__; hence, hating my work...
Iamweirddealwithit Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016  Hobbyist
I am happy with my art.
I'm happy with it because it has helped me get through so much in my life...I've developed it so much and made it in my own style and image...I am happy, I am let me ask you something nig-nig...are you?
RubyToosday Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Yes and No because while I finally feel like a have a style when I look at my sketchbook, I feel my full digital pieces could be way better. I need to work on shading and colors.
I haven't posted on DA in a few years so how I feel doesn't reflect at all in what's on my page.
Yordlerien Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Yes and No. No because my art is still not good enough, I don´t know if I even can call it an art. And yes because i can see some kind of improvement.
Amethylia Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I guess I'm happy with my characters facial feature but still didn't find the right painting technique yet that please me, I changed alot and always try new techniques and I want mix up realistic and cartoonish but I didn't reach that level yet :( and still have difficulty with anatomy and clothing( wish I could paint without references :'( because sometimes I don't always find the right references so I need to go with my intuition.
And i'm not entirely satisfied with my gallerie either :/ I'll try to use more color palet, maybe that will help :)
vaneebie Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
For the most part: NO. There are days where I'm like " This looks good", ten minutes pass I start hating it
Nume70 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
I am perfect, that's all. :-P
FiorAle Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016
Yes and no, but it's okay, is part of the game.
I was such a perfectionist, always struggleling on doing "best" things, but most of that period I was finishing up on hating what i was drawing , and that was a clear warning.
So I decided to inject a good dose of detachment, and really stop trying to "be the best" (and all that shit), and do my best. And do it for me, not for others .. and this is something that most of the ppl don't understand (and i was missing too).
Also there's nothing wrong with fail. We need fails for learning, and much faster we fail, much faster we learn.
(sry for my english ahah, but I think a lot of people struggle on this, and i was too, and I just wanted to say something that comes from my experiences! ^^)
purplepen8 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes and no. Like most of the drawings I do is considered good to others and should be happy with that. But I see brilliant artists like you and it makes me always want to try harder and become better and more realistic. So I'm always drawing.
JMJ4ever Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Well, I guess like most of us said, yes and no. My drawings in my sketchbook I am pretty happy with, and my development from before. I like how I've found my own style, and ways of creating characters and ideas, along with my sometimes ability to create movement.

Howeverrr, such as my art on DA that I wish to redo, not everything comes out right. I wish I was better with poses, hands, feet, PS backgrounds. Of course, I cant say to much, cause my lacking there is only my own fault at not working on them as much as I should.

Also, thinking in general, its a good thing to see your art sometimes and be like 'Oh, theres some things I could fix/change, cause that just means we are growing and getting better as we realize our own mistakes. Its worse to look at you art and say 'wow this is the best thing Ive ever seen its perfect my skill is perfect' because they you would never get any better.
redulent-noir Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no, i have almost abandoned drawing with the excuse of lack of time and i deeply regret it. now every time i try to pick it up again i can see how the skills i had gained have abandoned me in return.
UnseenNebula Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist
Yes and no. Sometimes I am happy with the "thing" I have done, but very often I am not. Although I still do sketches with pencil, i ended up posting digital things (almost only). The reason may be that I don't have supplies neither I can't properly work with them. I got myself in to digital stuff, like four years ago. I can see a progress since then, but now to me it feels like i am stucked. I got an idea, I may even sketch it but then I add proper lines and colours, it somehow seems "dead" to me, not interesting. It just doesn't feel like it's expressed right. I guess it's just that I still sucks at colouring, I still have a looong way to go. 
But I have to keep going, I just can't stop. It's just a way of expressing thoughts or so :) 
BCWeber Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016
I'm never happy with my art, because I can never get anyone else to critique it in a meaningful way, and without that, I have no objective viewpoints with which to improve.
willmalone Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Student General Artist
Between the yes and the no.
I'm always in search when I want to draw, sometimes I discover things I don't know I can to do and it's very cool !
I love to draw in colors, with different medium like pastel, color pencils, but I love draw with ink and photshop color after, too. :)
And, when I think at a comic strip what I want to illustrate, sometimes it's very complicated to do, and here, I'm very lazy and very angry, cause i can't do but I want do comic strips but I have some problem when I try to drawing humans body ahah.
RitsuSoul Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No 'cause no time enough to improve and draw what I want =] maybe in a few months the answer wouldn't be the same xD
Cyberlitabot Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016   General Artist
i think its alright. its not extravagant, but hey, I like it. X)
SasjaAnne Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I finished something I'm often like: Hey this worked out quite nicely. But general quality could be so much better! Especially when I look at all the fantastic thing here, from backgrounds to hair we'll probably learn our entire carreer c:
bloodyaarice Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Professional Filmographer
i'm happy with my progress (as in looking back on my past art, i can see how much i've improved :D), but not yet where i want to be artistically though
zafic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes because I am very talented and many times things look neat and I love the results! But also now I got to a point in which I see most of my characters being similar? But that's alright, u-u) I know in order to improve I just need to draw much much more!
AnnaAspen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, because I constantly feel like I could do better. Sometimes I am content, but rarely happy
Cliphs Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes and no, because mostly, I like it in the moment when I've just finished and then I leave it alone (whether on DA or in my sketchbook) for a while and when I next look at it, it seems unfinished and shoddy. 
nekkro-cat Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Student
Yes and no.
I'm happy with my progress so far as an artist and I've been working on getting my art style to where I want it to be, but I still feel like there is room for me to improve to get to a place where I'd be fully confident in my abilities. Also, sometimes I find it hard to even find motivation to do anything at all since I'm such a perfectionist, and as a result I tend think it's better not to do any art at all than to fail miserably or not have it come out the way I want it to. (Hence the reason why up to now I have no art uploaded :P) But, I think that no matter how skilled you become at something, there is always room for improvement and there are still things to learn. 
DinoGalaxy Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! I finally have found my style and even if I do want to tweak it farther down the line I am confident in my artistic ability to represent that. I'm also motivated to actually create artwork unlike my younger days and I've made so many amazing friends creating it. It's been a long journey and there's still so much more left, but I love what I draw and I love how I achieve it. c: <3
MysticPath Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes and no
I can see myself improving, slowly but surely. And I can tell I'm finding my own style too which I used to freak out over. But I also have a problem with perfectionism and comparing myself to others which brings me down in my own work. I try to stay away from those thoughts but they do creep up every once in a while.

And I'd like to make a little note to everyone here who doesn't really like their own art: Even though you may not like your art, there's probably at least 1 other person who could wish that they could draw as well as you. I'm sure you've looked at your favorite artists and thought the same, imagine someone thinking that about your art! So keep at it! Draw as much as you can! :huggle:
MeSadChild Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Student General Artist
I used to be happy with my art but nowadays.... Nope. I stopped to draw for a long time, MUCH more than I should and wanted to. Now i'ts crap and I can't draw how I used to.
Eriyal Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This might sound harsh, but I'm being sincere. If you think you're a ''bad'' artist, then make bad art, just stop caring and create crap everyday.
 I went through a major art block, and I just decided to make crap. So I've been painting crap on a daily basis, with no standards set for myself, and now I'm slowly getting better and figuring everything out.
MysticPath Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I needed to hear that myself lol. It's actually really great advice, especially if you're suffering with perfectionism, which I do. Practice helps too as cliche as that sounds. Just keep at it :D
Nyreim-Riddari Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I strive to do the very best in everything - and I absolutely love realism. Only thing is - I have not found the time yet to put in practice to improve yet. I love digital art, and have been fairly impressed with the areas I have worked on.

I get sooo inspired by other artists, and aspire to be like them one day. So in one way I am improving slowly, and I like my results, but I'm not where I aim to be yet.
MysticPath Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! Exactly my thoughts on where I'm at as well! :)
EccentricElla Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I can only ever draw people and when i do proportions are always wrong and my hands are even worse
PhysoLou Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2016
Oui et non. J'adore dessiné et ce que je fais... ça me libère. Cela évoque des choses aux gens, qui aiment ou n'aiment pas ce que je fais. Mais des fois j'ai juste l'impression de me renvoyer des mauvaises choses de moi-même à la figure :(  et du coup je doute, du genre : "T'es sûre que c'est ce que tu veux faire ?".
Et puis il faut que je sorte un peu de ma zone de confort >_>" *haha*
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