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Shiny Colors by Mikeinel Shiny Colors by Mikeinel
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zoedow1120 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
So adorable
LOZgirlXP Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
thanks for the inspirational comic dude. it helped- you're a really good person, didja know that? if not, you are.
prettykittys Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I kinda see two messages, one is you don't need to be the same as everyone else and create your own style, and the other is try try again to get it right, but it kinda bothered me how you made this character attempt to be the same as everyone else.
S00SHEE Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
The point isn't to be the same as everyone else, the point is to be better than you are now. Even though his "colours" weren't at the same level as the others, he made up for it through different means. It's like artists who (for example) are bad at anatomy or clothing, and make up for it through lots of little details and really nice colours. That artist has found a way to bring themselves to a higher level, but still hasn't addressed their underlying artistic weaknesses (actual or self imposed). I know the feeling of this strip very well, and I think a lot of self taught people do too. It's just the growing process C:
AnfelMeva Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I love it :'D
tempestofazure Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel like this is trying to teach something but I still don't know...just how do you make vibrant colors in Paint tool sai? I try using the watercolor tool to blend and the colors just appear washed out like they were stained with a dirty mop. Any advice for this, or should I try learning how with gradual photoshop? Honestly blending feels like less of a hassle but there isn't a stabilizer for lines.
SonikaCain Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I think you're being too literal, it seems to be to be about complacence.
tempestofazure Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
complacence: noun, "calm or secure satisfaction with one's self"

I'm not sure that's what this is going for, if anything satisfaction with his current abilities seems to have been how he rose to the top only to fall because he realized that being content with what ability he learned while never improving because he mistook an aesthetic ability with knowledge/understanding of the fundamentals.

In my humble opinion a better word to summarize this comic would be...diligence
Realizing that knowing how to do one trick well that impresses a few people won't prepare oneself for the future competing with more well-rounded individuals who have learned what is required. Accepting that no matter how far you think you've gone there is still a ways to go, and to constantly strive for improvement.
...Or it could just be about shiny colors Shrug 
SonikaCain Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
being complacent with your art means you lose the will to improve.
Just look at tom preston, or the hundreds of kids who will try getting you banned if you don't like their ms paint sparkle wolves.
EphraimBraucht Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Nicely done
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