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Experimenting by totallyDizny Experimenting :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 0 0 #4: MY friend called this retro by totallyDizny #4: MY friend called this retro :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 1 0 Costume Design #3, Nature/Fairy Queen by totallyDizny Costume Design #3, Nature/Fairy Queen :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 1 0 Costume Design #2 by totallyDizny Costume Design #2 :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 1 2 My first costume design by totallyDizny My first costume design :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 0 0 Why can't I find a better picture... by totallyDizny Why can't I find a better picture... :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 0 0 Eh, I should probably finish that soon (sketch) by totallyDizny Eh, I should probably finish that soon (sketch) :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 0 0 Trouble by totallyDizny Trouble :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 0 0 Real life version of Cleopatra by totallyDizny Real life version of Cleopatra :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 2 0 Cleopatra sketch by totallyDizny Cleopatra sketch :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 0 0 I consider this art.  by totallyDizny I consider this art. :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 0 0 Another Chase sketch (2) by totallyDizny Another Chase sketch (2) :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 1 0 Another Chase sketch by totallyDizny Another Chase sketch :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 0 0 Dan Howell by totallyDizny Dan Howell :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 1 6 Negative Space: Chase by totallyDizny Negative Space: Chase :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 0 0 Negative Space: Simon/ Sam by totallyDizny Negative Space: Simon/ Sam :icontotallydizny:totallyDizny 1 0


+Our Place+ by larienne +Our Place+ :iconlarienne:larienne 10,437 761
Six Good Reasons To Not Trace
We here at stop-tracing have heard the excuses. This time, instead of knocking down the arguments that support tracing, I present to you reasons to not trace.
1. Tracers don't improve.
Tracing is a really really good way to learn how to... um... trace.
Any good art teacher will tell you this- it's simply not a good way to learn. So many professionals, teachers, drawing books, and so on and so forth will tell you one key thing: "draw from life."
It helps. It looks like it's hard, but it does help immensely, and it's not so hard once you train your hand and eye to work together. When you're tracing, you aren't thinking. Your hand and eye aren't really working together. You're just mindlessly going over the lines. You're being a human Xerox machine.
Some people think that tracing helps you "get a feel" for how to draw the human body- this is simply not true
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Going Home by kawacy Going Home :iconkawacy:kawacy 9,769 383 Her OWWWN THANGG by zarla Her OWWWN THANGG :iconzarla:zarla 2,233 521
Happy Holidays from DeviantArt!
‘Twas the night before Christmas on DeviantArt,
Not a paintbrush was stirring, and creators took heart.
The artists scrolled through Daily Deviations with care
Knowing kindred warm-fuzzies soon would be there.
Deviants were all swiping, all snug on their phones
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At the tap of a button in a +Fav’ing spree!
When across the Interwebs there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to the Comments to see what was the matter,
“I’m bored,” the Journal wrote, “I’m on a long trip, too.
I don’t have my laptop, and there’s nothing to do.”
I cracked all my knuckles, settled down in my chair,
Then descended upon the keyboard and wrote with a flair:
“Dear Friend, did you not get DA’s early present?
We now have an app, and it won’t cost you one cent!
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Thanks to all the people who add my content to their Favorites and give me Llama badges, it's so kind of you and I've reserved a folder for all these kind people.
I now have this really bad habit of forgetting that some people are religious, but when it comes to those "resend within ____or you die and go to hell", I always reply "TAKE ME SATAN" and I realize how utterly insensitive I am. I mean I'm superstitious but I never resend and I'm still alive.
So I found out that my eraser falls apart the more I touch it, but I tend to draw inspiration when I hold it, so I tried costume gloves, and for a while it wasn't bad. I messed up during details though so I'm going to redo it before I submit it.
#4: MY friend called this retro
I'm sorry but the purple was the closest color to steel on my Prismacolor set and I was concerned about using Sharpies.
Yeah this is Puck from Shakespeare's MSND, personally it's my least favorite but eh, I don't hate hate it.
Costume Design #3, Nature/Fairy Queen
The project was based on retheming Midsummer's Night's Dream so this is Titiana, #2 was Helena, #1 was the Amazon queen (sorry forgot her name), and number 4 will be Puck (but I hate his design gotta be honest).
So might as well introduce myself, but I don't want to be annoying about it so I'll keep it simple.
My name's Meg, I started this page when I was twelve, submitting what I think of as stolen work by tracing over bases and making my own characters. I now mostly focus on traditional art but dabble in other subjects.
I'm kind of a typical Californian, I was born in Newport Beach and jumped around Orange County (right by Los Angeles) until I was seven and moved to the Central Valley, specifically Fresno. When I moved to Fresno I got a passion in gymnastics just like my mom but due to developing epilepsy kind of got kicked off the team, so I turned to art: performing arts, visual, etc. 
I have other struggles just like any other average person but I like being vague so yeah. I'm renovating the page again then might post how to turn stick figures into authentic drawings, but we'll see.


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PopTropicana4 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for my overreaction n that drawing. I love your art! It's a great style! :)
totallyDizny Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Oh its fine, it was just a misunderstanding! And thank you!
totallyDizny Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
*looks at old pictures I drew when I was 12*
totallyDizny Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Think it's time to start writing! Yay!!!
A rose to viewers and friends 🌹
totallyDizny Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Changing all my data, separating stories, doing group projects on my own with the competition due next Saturday, the day before my birthday- all while the project is using saws and drills to build a mini-bridge... I have alot to do! I gave up on finishing my homework; who hates graphing? ME! Anyone else?  
KoalaTrancy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Student General Artist
totallyDizny Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
KoalaTrancy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Student General Artist
how are u
totallyDizny Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Good, learning Chinese, how about you?
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totallyDizny Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
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