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Ginger Opal
United States

Current Residence: Idaho
Personal Quote: It's not how smart you are, it's how you are smart.

So I've been feeling stuck. I've felt this way for years, actually. I know very well that while my art is good, it's not really great. I just can't seem to achieve a "professional" look.

What is it about my art that keeps it from looking professional? What can I do to improve it? I spent thousands of dollars and hours at university trying to attain an attractive style, and although my skills were enhanced there, the attractive level of my art appears to have stayed the same. Professors looked at my final works and said they were great and there's nothing they would change. That sounds nice, but yet they never invited me to submit my art in any national competitions and I was not a favorite compared to some of my excellent fellow students who are now successful illustrators. What is my art missing? How can it become stronger?

This is not a pity party. I'm not feeling sorry for myself and I'm not hunting for sympathy. Yeah, I know I'm not supposed to compare myself to others la de da, but realistically, why shouldn't I compare myself to my peers? They're successful and I'm not, plain and simple. I need to figure out what's keeping my art from being successful. Since many of you guys have been watching my art for years (thank you so much!) perhaps you have suggestions for things you've noticed about my art that could be improved.

Or perhaps I'm just doing a terrible job at marketing myself...which is very true, actually. Any suggestions on ways I could market my work better? Or how to reach out to a larger audience?





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wikigiuli Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
thank you so much for the watch!

I like so much your work and ideas! ^^
GingerOpal Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You're welcome! Your comic pages are lovely! And I hope you can find more time for "Bad Humor" because it looks very interesting. :D
wikigiuli Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
thanks a ton! actually, I'm going to put on more material soon, so stay connected! ;)
JohnPatience Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Thanks for the fave  :)
valloria Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I admire your OCs! :D
Lizzy-D Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay! I'm so happy you like "Lunar Landing"!omfg 
Lizzy-D Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay for fav!spaz kermit 
Lizzy-D Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav you awesome person you!
Blame-The-Nargles Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist
I really love both your devID and webcam, they both made me crack up XD
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