2 Years Later..
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I'm wanting to start over, rebranding, and as part of that I'm going back to my roots - I've been very unsupported this past 2 years so done little to no art at all.  So I've decided to throw together some of my "best" 2016 & 2017 art works as a reminder of where I was at with my digital art..  I have now borrowed my boyfriends macbook air, his photoshop cc 2019 and setup my wacom cintiq13HD.  I plan to move on, improve and grow..  Looking for supportive friends along the way to perhaps grow together and/or inspire each other! Xx

- Imogen, 30, England :)

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🦇 30 / F / BPL UK 🇬🇧
🖤 CD Sketchbook:  http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8617.html
🖤 ArtStation:  https://www.artstation.com/miimogenation
🖤 Social Media:  For all my other social media please see linktr.ee/miimogenation 

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#2
Nice to see you getting back into it :)
I know a lot of those feelings too, motivation is really difficult to find/create
sometimes but it's always worth it to push yourself.

Looking forward to see what you create in the future!

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#3
Hey welcome to Crimson Daggers Imogen :).

Nice works there :).

Sorry to hear about your problems, I hope you are getting better now :).

You got skills girl, looking forward to more from you :).

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.” -- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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#4
2017 (2 maybe 3ish) years since I did anything and now seems I've forgotten how to draw, let alone digitally paint. Holding a pen seems foreign and I am so much more comfortable with my Bamboo than my Cintiq so purchased a 'Wacom Intuos 3D Pen and Touch Medium Graphics Tablet' - it should be here Friday. So that gives me 4-5 days to study, read, watch learn as a total beginner (hopefully I've forgotten my bad habits too) so any advice where to look, where to start, what to watch / read etc.. Who to follow / where.. Would be massively appreciated. - I want to do what I was doing before, but more painterly and characterised with some realism / learn to draw again / characters.. See where it goes really..


🦇 30 / F / BPL UK 🇬🇧
🖤 CD Sketchbook:  http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8617.html
🖤 ArtStation:  https://www.artstation.com/miimogenation
🖤 Social Media:  For all my other social media please see linktr.ee/miimogenation 

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#5
I recommend you revisit what you know by watching some video from ctrl paint just scroll down a bit when you visit the link https://www.ctrlpaint.com/library and try to draw along what he say if you wish.

Art is one thing when you have the support and it an other when it what you enjoy.Don't blame people for there leak of support you have produce work that generate attention if you fail to do it you have to ask yourself why.I see your really into portrait maybe you should diversify what you produce to get a wielder audience.Be regular and update daily and you will eventually generate some traction.One thing if you feel isolated would be to try to live stream but if you are really emotional it can be draining it not for everyone.

If anything i can advise it would be to not make drama out of being rejected as artist it part of were journey to outgrow the hate and overcome it.Hater wish they could do what we do but they do put in the hour.For motivation don't wait for other to fill up your motivation.Be disciplined by working as often as you can at regular interval to create a routine that will help you stay organize.

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The journey of an artist truly begin when he can learn from is own error.
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(09-30-2019, 01:40 AM)miimogenation Wrote: I want to do what I was doing before, but more painterly and characterised with some realism / learn to draw again / characters..  See where it goes really..

Hello. Painterly may go against realism. Could you elaborate on your goal or show examples? Which of your 2016/17 samples are closest to your goal? (Tricky question maybe, sorry.)

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(09-30-2019, 09:09 AM)Leo Ki Wrote:
(09-30-2019, 01:40 AM)miimogenation Wrote: I want to do what I was doing before, but more painterly and characterised with some realism / learn to draw again / characters..  See where it goes really..

Hello. Painterly may go against realism. Could you elaborate on your goal or show examples? Which of your 2016/17 samples are closest to your goal? (Tricky question maybe, sorry.)

Hey Leo Ki, Thanks for the reply..  Honestly.  I am so confused myself..  I just felt before I got to a point where I was at the same stuck and producing the same stuff..  I have always been inspired by T00xicpanda, and similar artists.  But then I got to the point where I felt the more I improve the less people cared and honestly I wasn't even happy doing it any more.  Followed by people accusing me of just putting filters on photos and even when I showed a full animation or livestreams etc from linart to finish I'd just get abuse about tracing, colour picking, use of smudge tool (even when I didn't and worse when I did) etc.  I'm trying to figure out how to start over, and I suppose the only real 'style' I could show would be the general feel I get from the people I NOW  follow on ArtStation (copied from my old deviantART & Twitter today): https://www.artstation.com/miimogenation/following

Imogen Xx


🦇 30 / F / BPL UK 🇬🇧
🖤 CD Sketchbook:  http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8617.html
🖤 ArtStation:  https://www.artstation.com/miimogenation
🖤 Social Media:  For all my other social media please see linktr.ee/miimogenation 

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(09-30-2019, 02:13 AM)darktiste Wrote: I recommend you revisit what you know by watching some video from ctrl paint just scroll down a bit when you visit the link https://www.ctrlpaint.com/library and try to draw along what he say if you wish..........................

Hey man, don't suppose you remember me - I use to be missimoinsane on here, we talked a bunch years ago!!  Impressed with your sketchbook improvement!!  Thank you for your words of encouragement and also your advice!!  I guess the only real thing I can do is practice and do art for myself :) thank's again and I've seen some of the ctrlpaint stuff but not for a long time.  I just jumped backonto DeviantART - Scareh changes there, think I might just give that a miss and lean towards ArtStation..  But mostly here!! :)


🦇 30 / F / BPL UK 🇬🇧
🖤 CD Sketchbook:  http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8617.html
🖤 ArtStation:  https://www.artstation.com/miimogenation
🖤 Social Media:  For all my other social media please see linktr.ee/miimogenation 

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(10-01-2019, 01:30 AM)miimogenation Wrote:
(09-30-2019, 02:13 AM)darktiste Wrote: I recommend you revisit what you know by watching some video from ctrl paint just scroll down a bit when you visit the link https://www.ctrlpaint.com/library and try to draw along what he say if you wish..........................

Hey man, don't suppose you remember me - I use to be missimoinsane on here, we talked a bunch years ago!!  Impressed with your sketchbook improvement!!  Thank you for your words of encouragement and also your advice!!  I guess the only real thing I can do is practice and do art for myself :) thank's again and I've seen some of the ctrlpaint stuff but not for a long time.  I just jumped backonto DeviantART - Scareh changes there, think I might just give that a miss and lean towards ArtStation..  But mostly here!! :)

Hey i do remember your name was oddly familiar thank for the kind word on the sketchbook progress i hope it can motivate you to get back into it... Put the past behind so that you can focus more on the present.

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The journey of an artist truly begin when he can learn from is own error.
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(10-01-2019, 02:26 AM)darktiste Wrote:
(10-01-2019, 01:30 AM)miimogenation Wrote:
(09-30-2019, 02:13 AM)darktiste Wrote: I recommend you revisit what you know by watching some video from ctrl paint just scroll down a bit when you visit the link https://www.ctrlpaint.com/library and try to draw along what he say if you wish..........................

Hey man, don't suppose you remember me - I use to be missimoinsane on here, we talked a bunch years ago!!  Impressed with your sketchbook improvement!!  Thank you for your words of encouragement and also your advice!!  I guess the only real thing I can do is practice and do art for myself :) thank's again and I've seen some of the ctrlpaint stuff but not for a long time.  I just jumped backonto DeviantART - Scareh changes there, think I might just give that a miss and lean towards ArtStation..  But mostly here!! :)

Hey i do remember your name was oddly familiar thank for the kind word on the sketchbook progress i hope it can motivate you to get back into it... Put the past behind so that you can focus more on the present.

:D Thanks and look forward to getting back too it <3


🦇 30 / F / BPL UK 🇬🇧
🖤 CD Sketchbook:  http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/thread-8617.html
🖤 ArtStation:  https://www.artstation.com/miimogenation
🖤 Social Media:  For all my other social media please see linktr.ee/miimogenation 

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I browsed some from your long list of Artstation followees and am even more confused now XD I saw a lot of fairly standard concept art but also some artists with a personal style and inspiration that drew my attention. Correct me if I'm wrong but from your own work samples I gather that you are more interested in expressing an emotion than a concept, so when you say painterly I'm inclined to think that maybe you shouldn't strive toward realism, but instead putting the mood into the brush strokes. Not sure if this makes sense. Just go ahead and start posting sketches and WIPs please :)

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