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Being an Artist

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 7, 2012, 10:47 PM


Sometimes when I talk to some friends here and I see their works I admire the fact of how expressive some of them can be.  Sometimes I told them "You're more artist than me" and to me is true. I say that 'cause many people forget how beauty can be a face and they just want to catch the personality. I like that a lot. Sometimes I'm not able to do that even if I can get realistic portraits. I'm still finding my way in art.

Maybe other people is more expressive and I can't get still what I'm searching for, but I really try to put my heart there, time, hands, eyes,brain, health, etc. All of my drawings have a meaning and in general there is a sense and all of them explain my life, my present, past and future even if they are commissions.  

I try to express how much I appreciate the person or objects I'm drawing. Literally I'm an artist 'cuz I make use of a "technique" but I know the way is long to get that name deeply.

I've been working in a hard commission and the drawign is done finally, but I can't post it yet. This work started after my lil niece died and I 've been blocked for weeks since then. This work and  situation consumed my health even, but it was exciting. When the challenges are high I feel like a bull or like a wild horse or like a soldier and don't stop until the war is over.


Once I thought this world is a stupidity, a lot of things get me dissapointed, people destroy people, the concept of human being depends on moods. Art meant nothing to me when I was 20 y.o., when I quit to it. Nothing had meaning. Things have no changed much lately but I feel coward when I wanna quit. Somebody or something gave me the chance to live in this world and I found that I had this hability, being able to draw to me is a kind of magic,'cuz I didn't buy this in a store.

If somebody is hungry and needs a piece of bread, everyone of us would give him a piece of bread. I feel my art is my piece of bread to give; not a big deal, but it's what I have to share.

Don't quit to your dreams even if people call you idealist. Don't quit to your dreams for money. Our dreams are related to our talents, so quiting to our dreams is like quiting to ourselves. I'm poor, single and a simple man, but I do what I love. If I die and I don't get my dream, I'll know I never quit to this war and kept fighting for finding the beauty of human beings.

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ElSDrugom Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
>>I'm poor, single and a simple man
u forgot to add "ugly" and "old" to make the image completed :D
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
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accidentlyonpurpose Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
wow that was one of the most pure and raw pieces of writing Ive ever read about how we feel as creative people.
It was such a blessing to read that and Ive been talking about this very subject with others around me in real life recently.
Im truely sorry about your niece but its events like that that keeps us fighting these inner wars and makes us stronger as people.
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm glad you like this, my friend!
It means so much.
Thanks for ur support! :huggle::thanks::aww:
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Your kind heart and sweet disposition is evident in everything you have here on dA--your drawings, your writing, your journals, all. :) It always makes me excited to see your work in my messages :hug: Don't give up on your dreams! :iconswingonastarplz:
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
It makes me so happy you can feel looking at my work :hug: You encourage me so much! :tighthug:
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student General Artist
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student General Artist
wow whata hug! :iconiloveitplz:
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rakashael Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mewl sir. Your art moves people. It inspires more than words can ever express. Even if it doesn't touch everyone, the people to whom it matters, the ones who are inspired by every one of your pencil strokes, we go forth to strive in becoming as amazing an artist as YOU. For many of us here you have paved the way and you encourage us to become better and more pure in our perceptions of the world. So this I say to you, you are the most expressive of us all. :heart:
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconsweethugplz: It means so much to me.
Thanks super thanks! :hug:
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rakashael Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: Of course my friend!
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Helen-Ci-Core Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Dear Marcello, I adore you as person, adore your art. I am sure that you are doing your thing with heart to heart. Your art have everything I wanna see on paper, everything i wanna see on wall, everything what i am looking for art. I think you are the first and last person who I know who knows what he really wants, who really know what he said and what the sayings mean.

BTW, BRO, I LOVE YOUR JOURNAL.
and my fav artist :P


Misss u,

Helen J
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconcuddleplz: you're my lovely sister! :hug:
Thanks for ur big support!
I wish u the best in life, hunny! :huggle:
I miss u too. :cuddle:
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Helen-Ci-Core Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ofcpurse I support you.
You are an artist and we all know it.
I support you what ever you woild do!
LOVE YOU BRO <3
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconsweetgrinplz: I love u too, my sis!
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Helen-Ci-Core Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
!! :)
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Sweetatz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Some people are artists and some are hungry for art. Do not ever stop to give your bread to those who are hungry. I love your art, Marcello :huggle:
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Awwes! I'll try my best, my friend! :hug::aww:
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
A very clever Artist u are!!:iconlovecatsplz:
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student General Artist
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vorabend-taboo Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Gad... Me destruiste en el primer párrafo. :c ... tienes mucha razón en todo bro.

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:'3 ... Y pasra mí eres un gran artista. <3
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Disculpa por responder tarde.
Me alegra que te guste.
Gracias por detenerte a leer esto. :hug::thanks:
Eres muy amable.
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vorabend-taboo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Aw, no hay problema. :')!
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Tearendora Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just beautiful. It's nice to know that someone really knows what art means - a shelter, a replacement for this cruel world and even better - a decent companion. :)
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for reading it, my friend!
I'm glad you like it and thanks for your words! =)
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Tearendora Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem, my friend. I really like it! :D
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student General Artist
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ToOnni Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love your art ^^ You're a great artist
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Awwes! Thank you so much!
You're so nice! :aww:
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TexasDreamer01 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Your honesty is inspirational in itself (and I never thought I'd say that). :)
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Aww! It really means much to me.
Thanks a lot! :aww:
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TexasDreamer01 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
You're welcome. :D
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Yasmin88 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   General Artist
I guess you just need to sketch and draw more from real life mostly in natural daylight conditions instead of using reference photos most of the time ; having less time to draw on the spot sometimes forces you to simplify things and people you draw adding a personal touch to your art work. I understand it's not always easy to draw from life and that we live in a fast paced life that hardly allows it but the joy and beauty of drawing from real life once you get a grip of it is more rewarding and challenging than using photo references . I guess knowing the person you're drawing personally also affects the way you draw him/her and might add a touch of your personality and feelings you have towards this person.
My condolences to your niece.
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Sure, I think the same, drawing for life models has a special grace. I still don't take time to draw in that way.
But I know it'll help me a lot to get more expressivity :nod: Thanks for readingand for your words, my friend, I really appreciate them! And thanks for the support.
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Yasmin88 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   General Artist
No problem :meow:
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   General Artist
i put this in my exquisite art folder, i can relate to that fully, it is a daily struggle to keep looking for the beauty in things. but it is there, sometimes i have to sit back and dream, i open my eyes to look at how the light comes through the window making shadows on the walls. to me that is beauty. we pass things every day that seem familiar and lifeless. i find your art refreshes the old style of drawing, you seem to catch the essence of the subject. i'm happy that you won't quit on your dreams and art!!!!:iconblueroseplz:
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much , my friend for reading and sharing your thoughts here wiht me.
It's nice when friends let me know they have alike feelings :hug:
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anjourekloos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   General Artist
you're welcome, love your art!! :iconblueroseplz:
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
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footinadream Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
i admire your honesty in these journals, its makes me glad to know that I am not alone in feeling similar things. I've almost given up on figuring out what it means to be an artist, and if i am one or not. part of me wants to say that I am, but i am afraid that if i settle for that, i might be missng out on discovering what else there is to it, stuck in my own narrow definition. recently, my art teacher advised that i should make a "big mistake" and i took that as meaning, do something risky, something that you wouldn't normally do for fear of it becoming a mistake, and just do it. for me, that was to do something hasty or ill-prepared, or to use unfamiliar media. really im still trying to figure out the best way to make a big mistake, but anyways the point is that the suggestion really inspired me to experiment and learn and maybe that was her intention in giving me that prompt in the first place. i dont know, but taking that challenge seriously has really helped me to grow. the reason why i am telling you this is that you seem to be struggling with this "expressiveness" that you see in other people but partially in yourself. your work and your techniqe is very precise and practiced and perfected, you have given yourself a tool for creating beautiful things that works very well, your portraits and images are very expressive in the concepts and things depicted (angels with wild hair, intense expressions, the drastic play of light and shadow) but not in process or in the atoms of an artwork, the marks. it would seem like your opposite would live in mark-making for the most part, your grid system does not allow for expressiveness in mark-making. to make up for this drawback, the grid system offers the artist security, because the visual appearance of the work comes very close to the origional intention. there is only a very slight margin of error, very little space for the voices in your hand to direct the outcome of the peice. it is very good for commisions, when people want a portait of their children or what-not, and nothing else. from what i have seen from you, you have come as close to perfecting this technique as is humanly possible, why do you contiue to employ it in all of your work? I would like to see you take more risks, i would very much like to discover what your parsonal artistic touch in marks looks like. that is just my challenge to you, not that there is anything at all wrong with using grids :) just to make that clear
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for telling me all of this, my friend.
I appreciate it so so so much.
I remember when some of my teachers in art school took me as a unproductive student for using old techniques in composition.
They wanted me to jump and fly, trying new stuff.

Actually the grids and the fact of sketching much after quiting to art was a random thing. I was just trying to recover the skills I had before leaving art. So, I never thought people would like my sketches even if they saw the grids there. I found a meaning to my grinds: my mistakes, my imperfection, my sins., my faults, my ordinary life, etc. Therefore I kept working on them, but as I said, that's not still what I have in mind.

Actually I'm not a realistic classical artist, but I needed to practice it and re study it to re start art in my life. Of course my inclination is always classical, but I just drink from the old masters but my mind is working for other way to represent the figurative beauty.

This year I discovered acrylics and I touched oils after years.It really was a nice experience.

I do wanna take risks. And I know what you mean , haha my teachers told me the same. They got nervous cuz I was too conservative haha!! I'll try to do some about going out a bit from my regular style.

Thanks so much for all what u said here. I really love it. :tighthug:
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footinadream Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
the honesty in whatever you say is inspiring! recently i've found out that for me at least it takes a lot of thought and effort to do that, still practicing :) your search for your art has also been an inspiration to me, maybe because it reminds me of my own. I really like your acrylic and oil paintings actually, you have wonderful brush strokes, they billow :) :dummy:
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well spoken and makes one truly comtemplate on what is really important in life!:)
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks , man, for reading and sharing!
I really appreciate it. :thumbsup:
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Mayeaux Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Bupzy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
All I can say is thank you for posting this, I know that it at least helped me and the people who have commented before me.
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SILENTJUSTICE Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconsweethugplz: It means so much ot me, thanks to you!!
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Bupzy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
=)
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Loveislightblue Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ah...I totally understand where you're coming from.....
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