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Shiny Colors by Mikeinel Shiny Colors by Mikeinel
Hue hue hue
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HumonoidWolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is how I feel with my art. I need to improve to get to where I want to be. This helps a lot. 
vdavzs Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that hue hue hue, just like what WiseKarasu said xD
Pewdie-Ai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist
It reminded me of a friend of mine, who doesn't know how to draw. But he looks like he knows because he copies other's art. But he's at the middle of the comic, hope he ends like this one xD
WiseKarasu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
"Hue hue hue"

Wait?! Was that a pun?!
mandrakeking Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
I really like it, but it gives off a bit of a mixed message. He had a problem an came at it at a different angle, creating something unique, but at the end, he acts like is was a cheap shortcut. Shininess didn't feel like the amateur technique he made it out to be. The need to focus on fundamentals came through very clear though and I understand that a professional can make whatever they please, but has to be able to make what the client wants. Nice job.
CheezyPanda Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
That cute intetional comic kinda gave me dem feels...
michaelaquino000 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist
thats deep man...
8-bitpunch Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student
I feel you man, maybe I get to hard on people who "spice up" their work with filters and such because I don't do it myself, but am still guilty of not trying as hard as I can when it comes to harder study.
Welp, time to put on some jazz and get working.
DaQuoteMan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nomsi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it :'D
tempestofazure Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General 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 General 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
Deceivertale Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mikeinel sensai, thank you for your life lesson. *takes note*
XxNana-chanxX Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's exactly how i fell, but i'm stuck in vignette 7
my888isawesome Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWWW <3 Cute comic!
MysteriMaan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
You did not cheat, you just belong somewhere else.
CromeWolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats some  thought provoking stuff right there.
SongMina Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Student General Artist
This iš just wonderful! <3
KenCity Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it has a nice lesson in it. :)
LlikeOaVsinE Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it, it's a great inspiration
Phanetom Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
God Dammit; it's beautiful :') :favtheshitout:
You resumed the feeling so well: like, wanting to get higher and become like the professionals, develop our own techniques. X)
And, with this very art, we are actually doing the same thing: loving your shiny colors :) (I see them like vibrant but meh :/ )
Eliosu Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Now that's what I call inspiration
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can relate to this. I feel overrated sometimes by people who like me, but I know that I accomplish many things with simple tricks, and I'm not actually that good, and if I had to make art for a living I'd be disappointing. 

I must fave this. :nod:
Zunachina Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't get it.
IrontwistFiM Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Filmographer
"hue hue hue"
I see what you did there.
TheMilkManTheory Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very inspirational and cute! Makes me believe I can learn to improve my art some day too ^^
Al-Rice Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your hardwork, I really appreciate it 
Afanasi-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel like i get it, but then again i dont have the message.....
ekprophile Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
takes colors to a whole new level
fadedkaami Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Chromarin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   General Artist
Uuuuh, very deep.

But definitely very inspirational, too! :)
umbra-borne Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Crysenley Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The concept in this comic is so simple yet powerful. ;v;
bloodxsaki Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student General Artist
the whole concept~ <3 <3
LisaGorska Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
sounds like a true story :)
Mari-Keiyou Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why isn't this a book?! It's not only adorable but very inspiring. :iconloveloveplz:
ThePsychoArtist Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As an artist, this was VERY inspirational! I love it :D
Therapii Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist

Wow, those "vibrant colours" can be a lot of different things in me. I feel something warm inside me. Maybe hope? LOL


Thanks for the inspirational and cute story <3

NaruxGaara-LxLight Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that so cute and inspirational... thank you :3 Rainbow awesome lick 
honeyOdew Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. It's crazy how next to no one actually understands what this strip is actually about :/ ... 
Anyway :) I wish you good continuation.

huiqing22 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so inspiring! :sad: 
skemo-cindy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Its a lesson for me,thx :) *still cant make vibrant colors :,D*
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